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Filmography: “Born to Fly”
May 19, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree and open to the public
Art goes to the movies with 21c Oklahoma City’s Filmography, a free monthly film series at 21c Oklahoma City in partnership with deadCenter Film and the OKC Film Society. Filmography takes place on the third Friday of each month.
In May, join us for a screening of Born to Fly, which traces the evolution of Elizabeth Streb’s movement philosophy as she pushes herself and her performers from the ground to the sky. Sometimes called the Evel Knievel of dance, Streb is the pioneer of a movement form called “POPACTION,” which is couched in the exploration of human potential – both physical and emotional. Through her work, she expands our notions of movement; explores the intersections of dance, performance, and stunt-work; and provokes ideas about how fear might enhance our experiences. Still, Streb’s work is not only about bodies and adrenaline. She also uses choreography to demonstrate the power and complexities of age, gender, class, and race – both for her dancers and her audiences. BORN TO FLY wrestles with these complexities in order to propagate confidence and bravery among the diverse communities that can be inspired by Streb’s philosophy and her punch.
Event is free and open to the public.
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