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STREB

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | August 18-22

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO / ACCESSIBILITY

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.

This engagement was made possible by Gerry and Hank Alpert
In Memory and Honor of their Dear Friend
AT Nguyen

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This is an in-person event. An online presentation of this event will be available to stream September 2-16. Reserve your ticket here. This presentation will include closed captions.

The Henry J. Leir Stage is wheelchair accessible. Additional accessible features include vehicle drop off, paved pathways to accessible seating, and stairs with handrails.

Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) are available for this performance.

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Please review our COVID-19 protocols for visits to Jacob’s Pillow. Masks are required if you are not fully vaccinated. Those who are vaccinated are not required to wear a mask while outdoors. 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