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SEA (SINGULAR EXTREME ACTIONS) FROM MACARTHUR GENIUS ELIZABETH STREB MAKES PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE AT THE PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS JUNE 5 - 7, 2018

Posted on April 30, 2018

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SEA (SINGULAR EXTREME ACTIONS) FROM MACARTHUR GENIUS ELIZABETH STREB MAKES PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE AT THE PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS JUNE 5 - 7, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, April 30, 2018) – New York City’s Streb Extreme Action, from MacArthur Genius Award winner Elizabeth Streb, makes its Philadelphia debut with wildly popular stunt show SEA Singular Extreme Actions, June 5 - 7, 2018 at the Perelman Theater.  SEA features daredevil feats suitable for the whole family including airborne action, stacking performers, an adult-strength teeter-totter that challenges the limits of the movement spectrum, and much more.  Prepare to witness this acrobatic kaleidoscope of movement that The New York Times says is “impossible to look away!” from during the 2018 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA).

 

“We pride ourselves on bringing diverse performances to our stages. SEA creates daring spectacles utilizing their bodies and avant-garde materials,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.  “The programming offered during the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts is guaranteed to wow our audiences on every level.”

 

Watch as the laws of physics are put to the test at SEA (Singular Extreme Actions), a Philadelphia premiere event from the mind of MacArthur Genius Award winner Elizabeth Streb. Human bodies careen through, around, and above a physical set, thrilling audiences with athleticism and a healthy dose of bravery. Equal parts dance, acrobatics, gymnastics, and daredevil stunt work, SEA is a kaleidoscope of movement where every performer is dubbed an “action hero.” Elizabeth Streb, queen of “extreme action,” has dived through glass, allowed a ton of dirt to fall on her head, walked down the façade of London’s City Hall, and set herself on fire. More than 30 years old, her company STREB has collaborated with Cirque du Soleil and been featured during the Olympic Games.

 

Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: Cristal Palace (June 1-10, 2018, Schuylkill Banks, Water on Mars (June 1-3, 2018, Perelman Theater), Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music Part I (June 2, 2018, Merriam Theater), Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music Part II (June 9, 2018, Merriam Theater), and Disney’s Aladdin (June 13-July 1, 2018, Academy of Music).

 

SEA (Singular Extreme Actions)

Perelman Theater

June 5, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

June 6, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

June 7, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

 

Tickets

Tickets are on sale now and start at $29.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.kimmelcenter.org/pifa, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883. See www.kimmelcenter.org/pifa for more information.

 

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2017-2018 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit www.kimmelcenter.org.

 

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