Reorient Express

Lithe humans and machines explore perpetual motion

Elizabeth Streb has been called the Evel Knievel of dance, and she clearly wants the white-knuckle excitement of daredevil stunts in her modern dance works, especially STREB: Brave. The celebrated choreographer called on renowned trapeze artists Noe and Ivan España to prime her dancers and composer David Van Tiegham to provide a sonic backdrop. The MIT Media Lab concocted a rotating stage and hulking mechanical pieces bent on challenging performers to reorient themselves as they relentlessly explore perpetual motion and circular movement.

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Fri., Nov. 6, 8 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 7, 8 p.m., 2009
 
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