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Streb dancers kiss the air, crash to the ground

December 23, 2011 • Entertainment


This image courtesy of Stephanie Berger shows STREB Extreme Action performing “Kiss the Air!,” in New York. “Kiss the Air!” incorporates ziplines, ladders, trampolines, hoops, and bungee cords. (AP Photo/Stephanie Berger)

NEW YORK (AP) — There sure is a lot of cool stuff going on in “Kiss the Air,” the latest effort from choreographer Elizabeth Streb. Dancers hang from spinning ladders, twirl in harnesses, splash into pools, crash into each other with yelps, and (gulp) belly-flop to the ground from ledges high enough to make you sick.

But is it dance? An intriguing question, one it’s probably not best to spend much time on.

Very occasionally, the dancers from the Brooklyn-based STREB Extreme Action, now performing at the Park Avenue Armory, will point a toe or strike a dancelike pose. Login to read more

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