The Woods Hole Public Library will present the last in its summer series of films and lectures on dance on Wednesday, July 29, at 7:30 PM. This grand finale is a screening of the recent and astounding film “Born to Fly, Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity”.
After studying dance in college and riding her motorcycle across the country to California, Streb settled in New York City and began a decades- long investigation into the possibilities of movement and physics. Now, instead of calling herself a dancer or a choreographer, she calls herself an “action architect, a movement visionary, and the founder of the STREB dance company”. But “dance company” is really too weak a word to describes these “action heroes,” also described as “a motley troupe of flyers and crashers”.
This film takes this series on dance right up to the present day. As Variety magazine says: this film is “Fascinating… Intriguing…Likely to generate fascination and uneasiness in equal measure… breathtaking…teasingly suggests that some displays of avant-garde virtuosity could be enjoyed equally by venturesome aesthetes, dance enthusiasts and devotees of World Wrestling Entertainment.” Evidently this is a film with something for everyone, a film not to be missed.
For more information, visit www.borntoflymovie.com. This showing is free and open to the public thanks to life-long Woods Hole summer resident Nancy Lassalle, who has created and funded this summer series about dance in America.