I replaced him with a lamp
The movement for this solo is from an accidental video recording of myself receiving verbal feedback from an older, established, male artist. Underlining the repeated movement motifs with a repetitive sound score, my subconscious movements become both a structure and a portrait of gender and status. Dramaturge: Kensaku Shinohara.
Show No Show
Funny and unpredictable, this duet created in collaboration with Aleksandr Frolov moves in the spaces between understanding and misunderstanding, play and power, tenderness and conflict.
The Dance Apocalypse/Solos
Two back-to-back solos TDA/Fundraiser and TDA/Class performed by Revlock and Nicole Bindler. Together the solos bring focus to the women as individuals and provide personal and sometimes contradictory perspectives on their tumultuous relationship.
A collaboration with Kensaku Shinohara, the dancing space in Playtime is divided by a long horizontal piece of white paper. Elevated from the ground it is impossible to hide completely behind it but it obscures the body in mysterious and at times comical ways.
The Dance Apocalypse
A heart wrenching end-of-the-world love story that takes place within the context of a director's commentary, a sensationalist talk show and a million-dollar kickstarter campaign for a feature length film. It is a genre-defying creative collaboration about two female artists (Revlock and Bindler) in a spectacle-driven world.
An all levels cardio-dance class where students can learn and explore in a supportive environment that values creativity and personal expression.
A collaboration with Kensaku Shinohara, this video takes a set dance phrase and places it in new environments that cause the viewer and the dancer to experience the movement freshly.
An investigation of “two-ness” in a series of overlapping duets. Joined by a virtuosic hip hop dancer, a child, her very own mother and more, Revlock relates, reacts and opposes through a series of quirky, interlocking narratives.
So You Think You Can't Understand Contemporary Dance?
A contemporary dance primer commissioned by ThINKingDance that takes the form of a short funny video with an adorable five year old. It has now been creatively translated into two languages: Russian and Italian.
Can Be Found
A juxtaposition of dance lover and dance practitioner. As Jonathan Burrows writes, "Training is only sometimes a bonus."
turn out, turn up
A dance for camera commissioned by Dances Made to Order. It's a story about people and places, inspired by kayaks, flashing lights and other visible things.
An intimate and sensual solo that makes manifest the fields of energy around the dancing body through the use of a simple hula hoop.
A Fork and Stick Thing
A highly rhythmic duet with music created by Jacob Mitas and Justin Moynihan in collaboration with Gabrielle Revlock. It's about the alien body. The movement is crisp yet clunky and full of hiccups. The dancers cuddle abstractly. It is an amusement ride; combo tea cups and roller-coaster.
I made this for you.
What does the audience want? A collaboration with Nicole Bindler exploring the concepts of audience engagement and audience participation. It features a number of exciting things such as twins, a 6-year old violin prodigy and (sur) PRIZES!
Stunts, Tumbling and How to Stay Alive in the Woods for Girls and Women
Inspired by vintage acrobatics books and Bradford Angier's How to Stay Alive in the Woods, published in 1956. Props include 6 artificial trees and fake knives.
The woman manipulates the hoop yet at times appears to be controlled by it. As the performers drift apart, the piece conjures images of loneliness, entrapment, and surrender.
A meshing of hooping and chess beautifully captured on video by DIM mak Films. The duet features Revlock and chess champion, Jennifer Shahade. Chess moves are based on a Marcel Duchamp game.
A collage of honest biographical text combined with the natural dishonesty of theater. The four performers (one musician) use their wit and physical prowess to betray each others weaknesses, question the "badness" the butter, celebrate clapping and examine common notions of good and evil.
Do You See What I See?
An intimate and mysterious film exploring the presentation of self and the ways in which we look at and see others. This film was developed in collaboration with Bonnie Friel and is a companion to the dance-theater piece, SHARE!
Dance for Camera
A film that acknowledges the gaze of the camera. Music by The Singing Teenagers.
Zizi and Snowy
A duet that explores friendship through the intersection of dancing and clowning. Humor and sadness literally stuck together with bubblegum.
A fanciful dance, harkening back to the era of fin de siecle lawn dances.This film utalizes the choreography and costumes from the stage performance but was filmed outdoors and set to a delightful sound score, featuring "Make Believe" the 1928 classic performed by Paul Whiteman and Bing Crosby.
Fountain of Me/You-th
A fun-loving movement-drama combining props, colorful costumes, and two extremely expressive characters. This piece is bright, energetic, and filled with surprises that come out of different sized gold boxes.
The music is highly textured and the dance follows this structure. Two dancers glide past one another creating a landscape that is simultaneously dissonant and harmonious. The mood is somber, the motions purposeful and the dance abstract.
As if transformed through a kaleidoscope, images and moods shift as ten punchy characters from the Animal Kingdom weave and frolic. Set to the music of Ennio Morricone, the renowned “spaghetti western” composer, this piece reveals glimpses of a frontier narrative with a surreal edge.
A wig. . . made of popcorn.
More, more; Less, less
In this dyptic, the movement sequence is performed twice. In part A the music is a quirky original score with samples from the Singing Teenagers and snip-its of people venting about contemporary art. Part B utilizes an instrumental song by Yo La Tengo. In addition to a new music score, Part B utilizes distinctly different costumes, props, and facial expressions. These alterations cause the meaning of the dance to morph while the movement remains the same.
These Are The Clothes We Wear
(Recorded 1996-2000;Ccompiled and remastered 2004)
An eclectic collection of the Singing Teenagers’ private “basement” band practices. Recorded during the 1990s while the group progressed through high school and college, the album captures the youthful dynamic of the self-taught songwriters.
In this piece relationships are established through overt and subtle means of space and gesture as the performers demonstrate the complexities of communication as both individuals and performers. Performed by an odd number, nine.
A humorous interactive performance piece on the subject of men, masculinity, fan-hood, and the film Rocky staring Sylvester Stallone. Complete with cake, this celebration brings the audience into the world of the Rocky fan.
Wear Your Wig to Work Day
Wig Day is an annual holiday that works to blur the line between art and everyday life. Open to public participation and interpretation, this event is part-community initiative and part- public art project. Celebrated on the last Friday in January, Wig Day encourages individuals to experiment with the creative and social power of wigs.
Witty t-shirt designs using silk screen, stencil, and sharpie marker. Pictured is the Philadelphia themed, "Down in the 'Delph". The most recent shirt was created for SHARE! (2009)
Who Told You That You Were Naked?
A series of sensory site-specific installations inspired by the biblical account of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Incorporating constructed visual art and live interactive performance the acts explore contemporary and religious themes of ownership, creation, gender, paradise, and corporate America.
Singing Teenagers, Part III: The Curse
An irreverent piece about girl-power, female-trouble, and what it means to be best-friends-forever. Performed by two women and one man. The piece opens with a slap and a chomp.
Ode to Eve
A bold tribute to this notorious biblical figure that challenges the adage, Ignorance is bliss. Presented as both a stage production and interactive street performance.