WILLIAMSTOWN -- Returning to the States after a wildly successful and exiting performance at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance presents Streb’s Forces. In Forces, Streb bands together with a whole new cadre of theater specialists to create a show based on all the questions the company has historically asked; questions that are Newtonian in nature and that veer into quantum mechanical impossible zones. Streb is on a quest to present her newest action events with a clear theatrical trajectory. If action were drama, what is its true story? The performance is Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. on the ‘62 Center’s MainStage, located at 1000 Main Street. Tickets are $3 with valid student ID and $10 for all others.
Streb began in 1985 with Elizabeth Streb’s stubborn investigation of Action, ranging from every day movements to the Extreme Action of sports, the circus, and thrill rides: the impulse to action that is in our souls. Since then the company has evolved into a world-class entertainment phenomenon that remains true to its scientific and populist roots. Streb invents action ideas that are daring, yet understandable, that soar past our critical senses and land in our hearts.
This performance is made possible by the W. Ford Schumann Endowment for the Arts and the Lipp Family Fund for Performing Artists.
As with all CenterSeries productions, the ‘62 Center
n Sept. 18, Master Classes will be offered at Williams College and Mt. Greylock Regional High School. Please check 62center. williams.edu for details.
n Sept. 19, founder Elizabeth Streb will participate in a forum on danger.
n Sept. 20, sees the return of Cocktails and Context. Anthropologist John Fox discusses his book The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game.
n Sept. 20, there will be a post-performance Q&A moderated by Carl W. Vogt ‘58 Professor of Philosophy Jana Sawicki.
Continuing its mission to contextualize arts within scholarly inquiry, the Center presents an impressive body of work that sets student work side-by side with that of professional artists. We strive to challenge traditional forms, engage with a larger political dialogue and allow our audiences to explore diverse modes of expression. Not content merely to present popular work, the Center’s professional performances, workshops and student productions are designed to invite the entire community to engage, debate, and celebrate the experience of both witnessing and creating live art.
For tickets, visit the Williams ‘62 Center Box Office Tuesday through Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m. or call 413-597-2425. For more info: 62center.williams.edu.