New York’s own “action heroes,” STREB Extreme Action stretch the limitations of the human body. Choreographer and MacArthur “genius” award recipient Elizabeth Streb will take over the Armory’s expansive Wade Thompson Drill Hall with Kiss the Air!, a performance of new large-scale works that incorporate ziplines, ladders, trampolines, hoops, and bungee cords.
Among the works will be Ascension, which encompasses a 21-foot turning ladder on which nine dancers attempt to balance. Human Fountain features sixteen performers leaping from a three-story scaffold to create the effect of a human Bellagio Fountain. Also included are Falling Sideways, which uses stuntmen’s Air Ramps to hurl the dancers past the audience, and Kiss The Air! in which dancers in bungees fly over the audience—and a pool of water. Part aerial dance, part daredevil act, Elizabeth
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