Born to Fly
Elizabeth Streb is not just a choreographer; she is an extreme action architect. "Born to Fly" traces the evolution of Streb’s movement philosophy – she pushes herself and her company from the ground, to the wall, to the sky. The film asks: Why is one person’s circus another person’s dance? One dancer’s gorgeous flight another dancer’s stunt work? Why call it art? Why choreograph it? Why have a role in performing it?
How might a film inspire a broad audience, hungry for a more tactile and fierce existence in the world?
*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.
Director: Catherine Gund
Producer: Catherine Gund, Tanya Selvaratnam
Cinematographer: Kirsten Johnson, Albert Maysles, Ian McAlpin
Editor: Alex Meillier
Music: Adam Crystal
Principal Cast: Elizabeth Streb, Fabio Tavares, Sarah Callan, Jaclyn Carlson, Leonardo Giron, Felix Hess, Samantha Jakus, Cassandre Joseph, John Kasten, Daniel Rysak
Catherine Gund, the founder of Aubin Pictures, is an Emmy-nominated producer, director, writer and organizer. Her media work focuses on the arts, LGBT issues, the environment, and other social justice issues. Previous productions include WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE? (Discovery); A TOUCH OF GREATNESS (PBS; Emmy-nominated); MOTHERLAND AFGHANISTAN (PBS).
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