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From 99%: Elizabeth Streb is all about action. An extreme choreographer, action specialist, teacher, and player, she has pushed the philosophical and physical boundaries of modern dance for over 35 years. Always skirting the edge of danger, Streb’s “PopAction” choreographic style challenges performers to push themselves to the limit, and then go beyond it. Just a brief tour of past performances sees the dancers dangling off a 21-foot rotating ladder, diving through sheet glass windows, and dodging swinging steel I-beams and cinderblocks.
At TEDIndia, Mallika Sarabhai, a dancer/actor/politician, tells a transformative story in dance — and argues that the arts may be the most powerful way to effect change, whether political, social or personal.