Teen Action Club
Elizabeth Streb is a “choreographer and action architect.” Her unique approach, called POP ACTION, is a fusion of dance, sports, gymnastics and the American circus. Since 2003, her company has been operating the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM) in the emerging Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn. SLAM is an open-access venue that functions as a laboratory for the company’s artistic experimentation, a home for its two annual performance seasons, a base for its full schedule of classes and workshops for children and adults, and a site of “neighborhood happenings.”
STREB created the Teen Action Club, a new initiative that uses action and movement to engage a diverse group of teens (ages13-18) in physical, artistic and social interactions that help them achieve their personal best. The Teen Action Club aims to: provide physical and art education, create a positive gathering place for teens, encourage teens to be innovators and inventors, educate teens about action as a performing art, and expand the age range of people STREB serves.
How did STREB do it? Click on the image to read the company's innovation story (PDF, 4 pages)
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Posted November 28, 2010