I’m really glad that Performance Mix #34: Remotely Yours turned out to be so productive for me. I was able to wrap my head around the ideas that were all circling in my head.
Lobster Slice grew out from a section of a larger work, Confetti which was an investigation of “two-ness” in a series of overlapping duets. I wanted to find and understand my points of correspondence with a range of performers. I worked with a hip hop dancer, a child, a Bharatanatyam dancer, my mother and Mark McCloughan, a theater artist. Confetti was an experiment emerging from this structure, a danced obstacle course filled with uniquely talented individuals. I am just beginning to disassemble the structure, exploring each duet in isolation.
Gabrielle Revlock, Philadelphia-based dancer/choreographer, is “a gifted comedian.” (Philadelphia Inquirer). She has received support from FringeArts as a 2012-2013 LAB Fellow, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Susan Hess Choreographers Project and SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance. Her work has been shown across the US by presenters including ODC (San Francisco), FringeArts (Philadelphia), Joyce SoHo, Dance Place (DC), Philadelphia Dance Projects, Velocity Dance Center (Seattle), Abrons Arts Center, Danspace Project, and the Korzo Theater (The Hague, Netherlands). Bryn Mawr College and Vassar College have commissioned works by Revlock. In 2010 she received a Rocky (Philadelphia Dance Award) for her signature piece Indivisibility performed with a hula hoop and her collaboration with Nicole Bindler, I made this for you, won a finalist prize in the 2011 A.W.A.R.D. Show! Recently she directed and edited So You Think You Can’t Understand Contemporary Dance? for thINKingDANCE, a critical dance blog.As a dancer, she has performed the works of Mark Dendy, Jeanne Ruddy, Suzanne Linke, Jane Comfort, Robert Battle, Lucinda Childs, Willi Dorner, Katsura Kan, Susan Rethorst, Christopher Williams, Sylvain Émard, Jumatatu Poe, Lisa Kraus, Leah Stein, and Matthew Neenan for the Opera Company of Philadelphia. Interested in performance as a social art form, she is also the creator of “Wear Your Wig to Work Day”, a holiday occurring annually the last Friday in January.