New Streb

Like Streb’s Running up Walls that happened last spring, but sideways!

STREB at SLAM
Falling Sideways
November 26 – December 19, 2010

Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 3pm & 7pm, Sundays at 3pm

Big New “Work In the Making” come witness the Poetry and Danger of Physicality, a Peak Explosion of Possibility in Hardware and the Fantastical Flight and Falls of STREB. And for part of the show, audiences Get In On the Action to find the Action Hero in themselves. You’re invited to share the performance area with STREB’s Action Faction to Experience and Create Essential Movement Moments.

Buy tickets here

Trapeze Class at Streb

I cannot say if trapeze classes have the potential to be the next trendy workout, following in the esteemed path of the likes of prison workout, hanging yoga and parkour that get a lot of press before eventually fading into obscurity. I can, however, say with certainty that trapeze classes at Streb on North 1st are goddamn fun.

Previously a skill only the circus folks got to partake in, the trapeze classes at Streb open up a whole new world of physical feats. Immediately.

In my first class, when the instructor told me to backflip out on my fifth swing ever, I assumed he was joking.

Nope.

Not only did I get into a knee hanging position after a few tentative swings, they had me flipping out of each turn and even getting caught–grabbing a hanging instructor waiting on his own trapeze–before class was over.

My arms, shoulders, trapezoids and even legs were sore a full five days later. (Sore from a trapeze? Imagine that.) The swinging left bruises just under the backs of my knees, a painless, albeit strange looking, reminder of my high flying ways.

At 25 bucks a class the price is a bit steep, but where else are you going to fly through the air on a Wednesday night? Sign up for classes at the Streb website or call (718) 384-6491.