INDY Week sat down with choreographer Elizabeth Streb when she was last here with her company in 2010. Much of the interview focuses on Streb’s use of technology in her work. Below we’ve highlighted a fantastic quote from her about the connection between STREB and video games.
“…We are about live-time. Our magic exists in trying to make something physical happen in a live-time setting, in front of peoples eyes, with action.
I think that a lot of the gaming industry, the notion of the Game Boy, and all of that beautiful, complex almost ideology with using and harnessing the notion of avatars, is sort of like a second life. Youre really using your imagination, kind of dreaming that all of this is real though in fact it is not. And youre participating.
Were on stage, doing all these wild movements, and my goal, my joy is to figure out how to get the audience to actually feel that they have done at least some of those movesto have them clench their muscles and have the real experience.
So, on some level, I have to concede that its not that different [than gaming], you know? Except Im controlling the game theyre watching.”
You can read the full interview here >>