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FSU’s Cultural Events Series to Present STREB: Extreme Action Company
02/19/2010

FSU’s Cultural Events Series to Present STREB: Extreme Action Company
A High-Flying, Action and Daredevil Experience

Frostburg State University’s Cultural Events Series will present a combination of daredevil stunts, extreme action and dance as the STREB: Extreme Action Company slams into FSU on Wednesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Drama Theatre.

STREB is an in-your-face dance experience that combines constant action, daring movement and high energy and leaves the audience reeling and the dancers spinning, sometimes literally. It’s been described as ballet in the mosh pit, boot camp under the big top and smash-mouth football on a tumble mat.

The brainchild of choreographer Elizabeth Streb, who is known as “the Evel Knievel of Dance,” Extreme Action Company’s conditioned dancers take audiences on a journey of perpetual motion with constant leaping, bounding and soaring. Streb’s choreography intertwines the disciplines of dance, athletics, boxing, rodeo, the circus and Hollywood stunt-work, resulting in a public demonstration of pure movement.

STREB has been seen on the “David Letterman Show,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” “CNN Showbiz Today,” Nickelodeon, NBC’s “Weekend Today,” MTV, “ABC Nightly News with Peter Jennings” and on “Larry King Live.”

Tickets for STREB: Extreme Action Company are $20 for adults and $14 for young people under 17. Group rate tickets are also available.

An educational performance with the dancers of STREB will be offered that day at 4:30 p.m. This is an abbreviated performance with a chance to interact with the artists at the conclusion. General admission tickets for the educational performance are $10 and $3 for FSU students.

Tickets for either performance may be purchased by calling 1-866-849-9237 (TIXX-CES) or 301-687-3137, by visiting ces.frostburg.edu or in person at CES’ new location, 128A Tawes Hall, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

This tour engagement of STREB is funded through Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Mid-Atlantic Tours program in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the Maryland State Arts Council’s American Masterpieces Program. This project is sponsored in part by the Allegany Arts Council with funds from MSAC. CES is supported by a grant from MSAC, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for MSAC is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 13 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. -end-

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu