STREB Extreme Action Company in Plateshift. (Photo, Bloomberg Philanthropies.)

Williamsburg-based STREB Extreme Action Company (51 North 1st St.) has a family-friendly action-packed show this season that you wont want to miss.

Performances of “Action Heroes: Sooner, Higher, Faster, Harder!” run through December 15th and tickets, which are $25, are sold out for two of the four remaining dates.

Promising “feats of physicality, scientifically planned chaos, strength, risk, and elegance,”

More info on the performance from STREB:


Action Heroes: Sooner, Higher, Faster, Harder! will feature the public premiere of Plateshift, which was originally commissioned for the 2019 Bloomberg Global Business Forum this September. Inspired by the theme of instability, the piece features Elizabeth Streb’s latest invention, a sprung floor which rotates in different directions at varying speeds, creating a dizzying display of centrifugal force. The company will also present the U.S. premiere of Pipe Dreams, which utilizes a unique “Molinette” machine designed by Noe España. The device enables three dancers to stand attached to a high bar while vertically performing full revolutions in space. Pipe Dreams previewed last spring and premiered earlier this fall at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. The company will also revive Ricochet, a work not seen in over a decade, where dancers hurl themselves against a plexiglass wall to hilarious effect. Repertory favorites Air, an inspiring, soaring trampoline-based piece, and Steel, a nail-biter of an event where dancers narrowly dodge a spinning I-beam return; new performers take on the classic duet Tied, a study in physics and force where two bodies are tethered to one another, as well as Remain, a re-envisioned syncopated trio version of Elizabeth Streb’s classic for a dancer confined in a box, Little Ease.

Action Heroes: Sooner, Higher, Faster, Harder! runs from November 16-December 15, Saturdays at 5 pm and Sundays at 3 pm, at STREB Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM): 51 N. 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Tickets start at $25 and are available here, or call 718.384.6491 for more information.

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