Dear STREB Community,

Today marks the one-year anniversary from when we closed our doors at the beginning of the pandemic. At the time, we announced that we would be closed for a couple of weeks. Two has now turned to fifty two, and we can't help but take a deep breath and reflect with humility on the past year. We mourn the tragedies of lives lost—to Covid and police brutality; to livelihoods derailed—financially and emotionally; and to the ripples of trauma created from these crises—individually and collectively. We are grateful to our community for generously supporting us, bolstering our morale, and for joining us on this journey as we pivoted, experimented, learned, succeeded, planned, failed, adjusted, deconstructed, and re-invented what we do and how we do it again and again. Even as we begin to physically re-open, we do so with our eyes wide open to the lessons of this past last year, and move forward with intention and gratitude, and, as always, with resilience, risk and a spirit of exploration, curiosity and empowerment.
Navigating the Year Through Action.
FROM ELIZABETH STREB and the ARCHIVES...

We're continuing to curate expanded versions of the clips we've been sharing on social media. Visit our YouTube Channel Playlists to find a treasure trove of videos, interviews and more. Here are two recent videos featuring Elizabeth Streb as she reflects on two pieces from the archives that have recently re-inspired her, LINE and ORBIT:
CHECKING IN WITH OUR ACTION HERO ALUMS...
Hope Clark, Former Associate Artistic Director and Action Hero, 1991-1998, recently joined us for our DANGER: EVERYDAY OBJECTS Q&A event where she spoke about her experience with the Company in LINK and the genesis of transitional pieces. Hope joined STREB (then Ringside, Inc.) in 1991, and she and Christopher Batenhorst created KidAction’s first dance, ‘Kid Wall’ at the Brooklyn Anchorage Residency. She became Associate Artistic Director in 1994. She now works in local government in Maryland and has founded Wheelbarrow Productions Inc. to create social change and economic opportunities through the arts.
"You'd think I was trying to cross a glacier while it was melting."
HELP US WELCOME TWO NEW MEMBERS OF OUR TEAM THIS SEMESTER!
Meet Alexander and Serena...

We're thrilled to be partnering with John Jay College of Criminal Justice on their Justice Capital Initiative, which is allowing us to work with two fabulously talented students this semester as they collaborate with our team on some important projects.
Alexander Frimpong,
Archives and Development Intern
"I'm from a humble Ghanaian home, and I really put in a lot of work to be where I am at today. I've been working here on archival clean-up and putting new plans into place."
Serena Astudillo,
Marketing and Programming Intern
"I'm a junior at John Jay majoring in Political Science and minoring in both History and Art. I'm Colombian and Puerto Rican, and I love the arts in every form."
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STREB @ SLAM
As our soft reopening continues our private lessons in PopAction, trapeze and trampoline classes have been filling up.

Contact mary@streb.org for pricing and scheduling and stay tuned for more updates soon, but continue to join us online at STREB Remote as well.
Current schedule runs through March 26.

We'll be taking a week off for spring break then will be back with a new streamlined schedule in April.
PopAction with the STREB Extreme Action Company

Learn the technique, originally developed by Elizabeth Streb, that is the foundation of the STREB Extreme Action company – modified for small living spaces.

AM PopAction w/ Cassy: Mon/Wed, 11 am-12 pm - REGISTER
Mon, 11 am-12 pm - Adult PopAction;
Wed, 11 am-12 pm - Inversions for PopAction

PM PopAction: Thu 7-8 pm - REGISTER
Tue, 7-8 pm - Fitness for PopAction w/ Justin;
Thu, 7-8 pm - Adult PopAction w/ Daniel

Stretch and Strength for Flying with the España-STREB Trapeze Academy

PM Foam Roller Stretch with Bobby: Mon, 5:30-6:15 pm - REGISTER

PM Workshop Workout with Ayal: Mon/Wed 7-8 pm - REGISTER
Stretching & conditioning plus discussion of flying trapeze theory, and technique & trick viewing.

Afternoon Fitness with Ayal: Fri, 12:30-1 pm - REGISTER 
A short but intense workout designed to make sure you are ready to return to the air stronger.

All our adult classes are offered for free. Please consider a donation to support our teaching artists and staff as they bring you these remote programs.
Kid PopAction and KidFly Virtual WINTER 2021 Semester runs through April 23, 2021

KID PopAction (7 & up), Thursdays @ 3pm

KID FLY (7 & up), Tuesdays @ 4pm and Wednesdays @ 4pm

No experience necessary. Email mary@streb.org for more information, to enroll, and for scholarship or drop-in options. Don’t see a time that works for you? Let us know if there’s another time slot you would like to see and we will do our best to accommodate!
Teen and Tween Action Club
Spring 2021 Dates
*New time: 11 am-12:15 pm

Join us for a morning of PopAction, Juggling, Games and more. Open to kids ages 10+! Suggested donation $15.
Click date below to register.

From the España-STREB Trapeze Academy...

The ESTA curated QUARANTINE CABARET is still available for viewing at SofaCircus.com. We also continue to share other video gems from the past, as well as some inspirational flying stories from our staff and workshop students.

Recently we shared highlighted the first of our #FierceFemaleCatchers...Sunny!

PILLOWS, PHONE CASES, LAPTOP CASES AND MUGS ARE LEAVING THE STREB STORE to make room for NEW ITEMS.
Get them while you still can and look out for the new goodies on MARCH 20!
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The Action Heroes of STREB will lead your group in Virtual Classes, Events, Parties and Workshops featuring a PopAction, physical activities, Circus Art@Home, special games, and “Zoom-ography” - all modified for small living spaces.
Recommended for ages 7+. All classes are taught with a "Personal Best" philosophy.
A gift in any amount will be deeply meaningful and will allow us to:
STRIVE fearlessly forward
TRANSFORM to meet new challenges
REIMAGINE a daring future
EMPOWER more people
BUILD a stronger, braver community 
If you haven't been following us on social media, you may have missed Back-in-the-Studio videos, Rehearsal Antics, Throwbacks, Side-by-Side Repertory from the archives, Birthday Wishes and other inspiring stories and wild action! Catch up on the fun:
Check out our STREB Remote Home Page for more goodies to watch and read. Subscribe to our official STREB YouTube Channel to watch even more videos on our curated Playlists! Our España-Streb YouTube Channel has goodies to watch as well including Bobby's Meditations!