Practicing my solo "Halo" to be performed March 15-16, 2012 at Temple University. Presented by Philadelphia Dance Projects as part of SCUBA, National Touring Network for Dance.
Choreography & Performance: Gabrielle Revlock
The piece will have original music by Jacob Mitas. Dark Dark Dark is used for this recording.
Back when cameras recorded video with no sound; Back when nobody was posting their silly dance videos to the internet; But now that they are, here it is.
An excerpt of the "circus".
In 2011 Gabrielle Revlock and Nicole Bindler created "I made this for you", a raucous, playful, yet earnest dance about audience engagement and community building for the A.W.A.R.D. Show!, a $10,000 choreography competition. The A.W.A.R.D. Show! was a divisive force when it came to Philadelphia in 2009, creating tension and resentment among choreographers. We wanted to embrace these tensions, colliding performance and reality. Choosing to critique from within was a riskier option than boycotting or writing letters to the producers. We felt trepidation about the possibility of being disqualified but the risk proved worthwhile. In addition to being voted to the finals we created a dance that promoted harmonious community over the anxieties of competition.
Choreographed and performed by Gabrielle Revlock
Original music composed and performed by Jacob Mitas
Recorded in 2010 at Plays and Players Theater in Philadelphia.
Presented by Bowerbird (Experimental dance and music presenter)
The premiere occurred in 2009 at the Korzo Theater in The Hague, Netherlands.
In “Indivisibility” I use a hula hoop, a decision that’s far from arbitrary. As an object, the hoop introduces unpredictability into an otherwise tightly choreographed performance. I respond to it almost unconsciously and it causes my body to move in peculiar ways that I find fascinating.
“Indivisibility” addresses barriers, contact, and the implausibility of contact, impediments. The hoop acts as an actual barrier, requiring approximately two feet on all sides. Yet before I even place the hoop on my body, contact between Jacob and myself occurs only once. When our hands trace each other’s bodies, there are always a few inches of air between us.