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Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

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Catherine Gund

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About the Movie

Not just a choreographer, Elizabeth Streb is a wildly extreme action architect. Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity traces the evolution of Streb's movement philosophy as she pushes herself and her dancers from the ground, to the wall, to the sky. Guided by Streb's theory of movement - to walk on walls, dive through glass, move so fast you disappear; the film asks: Can adrenaline be a form of medicine? When does movement become art? Why be a part of it? How do race, gender, sexuality, and class appear on the dancers' performances, on their bodies? Wrestling these questions, Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity offers an exhilarating tale of the necessity of art, inspiring a broad audience, hungry for a more tactile and fierce existence in the world.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 10
  • Fresh: 9
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 6.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A singularly focused and avant-garde talent, Ms. Streb bends the messy rush of risk to her indomitable will. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Sep 9, 2014

Fresh: This fascinating documentary depicts avant-garde choreographer Elizabeth Strep as both visionary and ringmaster. – Joe Leydon, Variety, Apr 3, 2014

Fresh: Dance purists might dismiss Streb's work as circus gymnastics, but a bracing aesthetic is inseparable from the corporal shocks, as is an insistence on challenging accepted constraints. – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, Sep 26, 2014

Fresh: There's no discounting the pleasure of catching Streb on the big screen. – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice, Sep 9, 2014

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2015

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