Dancer and choreographer Elizabeth Streb is inspired by velocity, gravity, impact and danger. Streb will share images of her “action engineer” dancers in their trademark risky choreography as part of her talk “The Limitless Imagination of the Muscles and the Bones: Action in Time and Space,” next month at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Streb’s lecture will take place at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 7, in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science auditorium. Her visit is part of the Caroline Werner Gannett Project “Visionaries in Motion.”
Streb, a MacArthur fellow, is the award-winning artistic director of Streb Extreme Dance Co. She calls her Brooklyn studio “S.L.A.M.”—Streb Laboratory for Action Mechanics—where her nine dancer-athletes combine the visceral impact of extreme sports with the poetry of dance.