At STREB Action Lab, Dance and Physics Collide

23:29 minutes

Choreographer Elizabeth Streb pushes the boundaries of Newtonian physics—with dance. In her show Forces, dancers fly, fall, and collide in mid-air. No wonder the “action architect” has her share of scientist fans, among them, big-thinking particle physicist Lisa Randall.

Click on the video below to see a few scenes from Forces:


Segment Guests

Elizabeth Streb

Elizabeth Streb is a choreographer and founder of STREB Extreme Action Company in New York, New York.

Lisa Randall

Lisa Randall is a physics professor at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Meet the Producers

About Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is Science Friday’s SciArts producer. She’s visited Olympic ski jumps and a nuclear reactor, all in the name of science.

About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.

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