Not just a choreographer, Elizabeth Streb is a wildly extreme action architect. BORN TO FLY 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 and…fly. 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 offers an exhilarating tale of the necessity of art, inspiring a broad audience, hungry for a more tactile and fierce existence in the world.
Elizabeth Streb, Sarah Callan, Jaclyn Carlson, Laura Flanders, Leonardo Giron, Felix Hess, Samantha Jakus, Cassandre Joseph, John Kasten, Daniel Rysak, Fabio Tavares