Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. GravityHD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
Elizabeth Streb and the STREB Extreme Action Company form a motley troupe of flyers and crashers. Propelled by Streb's edict that "anything too safe is not action," these daredevils challenge the assumptions of art, aging, injury, gender, and human possibility. Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity traces the evolution of Elizabeth Streb's movement philosophy as she pushes herself and her performers from the ground to the sky. Revealing the passions behind the STREB dancers' bruises and broken noses, Born to Fly offers a breathtaking tale about the necessity of art, inspiring audiences hungry for a more tactile and fierce existence in the world.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 9
- Fresh: 8
- 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.
Fresh: This fascinating documentary depicts avant-garde choreographer Elizabeth Strep as both visionary and ringmaster.
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.
Fresh: There's no discounting the pleasure of catching Streb on the big screen.
Hard to imagine this could be more poorly done - the filmmaker made a fascinating subject dry and boring. Don't even try to watch it.