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STREB

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | August 18-22

Taking flight by pushing the boundaries of aesthetics and kinesthetic bravery, MacArthur Award-winning choreographer Elizabeth Streb is known for “her loud, unflinching explorations of physics” and has, “devised what looks like her own Olympic sport” (The New York Times)

Returning to the Pillow for the first time in over 20 years, the STREB Extreme Action Company revisits their roots with a retrospective of Elizabeth Streb’s classic solos from the 70s and 80s, early equipment experimentations from the 90s, and jaw-dropping extreme action opuses with the large scale “action machines” the company has since become known for from the early 21st century. This historic look back connects their experimental path with the extreme action of their current and future works.

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This is an in-person event. An online presentation of this event will be available to stream September 2-16. If you are interested in booking a ticket for the online event, please click here.

Please review our COVID-19 protocols for visits to Jacob’s Pillow. All patrons are required to wear masks on-site. Patrons are only permitted to enter campus with a completed copy of our pre-provided Health Questionnaire and a ticket to at least one event occurring on the day of their visit. All events at Jacob’s Pillow this summer will be held outside or in outdoor tents. Performances and PillowTalks are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. We value your safety; thank you for helping us to produce our festival responsibly.

Event Dates
Wednesday, Aug 18

2:00 PM

Wednesday, Aug 18

6:00 PM

Thursday, Aug 19

2:00 PM

Thursday, Aug 19

6:00 PM

Friday, Aug 20

2:00 PM

Friday, Aug 20

6:00 PM

Saturday, Aug 21

2:00 PM

Saturday, Aug 21

6:00 PM

Sunday, Aug 22

2:00 PM

Onsite Event:
STREB
(Leir Stage)

At Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage: Aug 18 - Aug 22