Projects blur the line between living and performing. Inspired by any and everything from interpersonal dynamics to survival manuals to biblical stories, director Gabrielle Revlock infuses each project with her characteristic wit and structural ingenuity. Imaginative and sincere, the works invite the viewer in and are intended to evoke emotional reaction and stimulate intellectual exploration. Speckled with humor and surprise, they also entertain.
Challenging the conventional boundaries of genre, many projects incorporate dance but are not limited to dance. Others exist in different mediums altogether, including music, design, theater and video.
Working out of Philadelphia and New York City since 2002.
Gabrielle Revlock, Director
"Gabrielle Revlock makes me laugh. In a smart, gentle way. Her body's like a lovely giraffe's, stretched out…" Tweet by Lisa Kraus, dancer, choreographer, and contributing writer to Dance Magazine & The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Gabrielle Revlock, dancemaker, is a native of Philadelphia and graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Art History. The Dance Apocalypse, a collaboration with Nicole Bindler was supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Their previous collaboration, I made this for you (IMTFY) conquered the 2011 A.W.A.R.D. Show: Philadelphia by terminating the contest and winning a finalist prize. IMTFY has has toured to Washington D.C., Seattle and Pittsburgh. Playtime a collaboration with Kensaku Shinohara was a finalist for the 2015 Yokohama Dance Collection EX competition.In 2012 she was selected for SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance. In 2010 she received a Philadelphia Dance Rocky Award for her signature piece Halo performed with a hula hoop and premiered at the Korzo Theater in The Netherlands. Her work has been supported by a 2015 Independence Foundation Fellowship, 2013-14 LAB Fellowship through FringeArts, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Puffin Foundation and the Philadelphia/Poland Exchange through Art Stations Foundation. Choreographic residencies include Chez Bushwick, Dance Omi, Cross Pollination via Swim Pony, Susan Hess Choreographers’ Project, Philadelphia/Budapest Exchange through Workshop Foundation and Fresh Tracks through New York Live Arts. Her work has been presented in Japan, Russia, and the Netherlands and at such notable venues in the USA as American Dance Festival, The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Omi International Arts Center, FringeArts, Joyce Soho, New York Live Arts, St. Mark's Church, Abrons Art Center, ODC and the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. An active performer, she has danced for Lucinda Childs, Susan Rethorst, Christopher Williams, Katsura Kan, Mark Dendy, Isabelle Chaffaud & Jérôme Meyer, Lisa Kraus, Leah Stein, Sylvain Émard, Willi Dorner, Sean Feldman, Meg Foley, Jumatatu Poe, Myra Bazell and Matthew Neenan for the Opera Company of Philadelphia. She is currently a company member of Jane Comfort & Company and an Artist-in-Residence at Chez Bushwick.
Her work in video has been presented twice at Motion Pictures, a festival curated by Philadelphia Dance Projects. turn out, turn up was commissioned by Dances Made to Order and shown in Philadelphia, New York and Seattle as part of Kinetic Kino and on WHYY tv. Do You See What I See? was screened on the European cable station, Souvenirs from the Earth. Interested in bridging experimentation and populism, she directed and edited the online video So You Think You Can’t Understand Contemporary Dance? for thINKingDANCE supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage It was invited to be screened at two international festivals, Moving Images in Cyprus and the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival. It stars her favorite 5 year old and has been translated into Italian, Russian, Swedish, Polish and Hungarian with more translations on the way.
As a teacher, Gabrielle has worked with students ages three to sixty. She has conducted residencies at Philadelphia public schools through the Institute for the Arts in Education, taught summer camp, and taugh master classes at various schools and studios including American Dance Festival, Gibney Dance Center, Greene Towne School, People for People Charter School, Jeanne Ruddy Dance School, Bryn Mawr College, Swarthmore College, Rowan University, NYU and Vassar College. Her specialities include creative movement, contemporary technique, and hula hooping. In 2014 she created CardioCreativity a holistic dance fitness class with Nicole Bindler. It has been featured on ABC news and has received rave reviews from students for it's fun and community-oriented approach to fitness.
Nicole Bindler is a body-based performing artist in Philadelphia whose work is inspired by her training in new dance, dance-theater, Contact Improvisation, Butoh, Body-Mind Centering®, Yoga, and Feldenkrais. Her dances have been shown throughout the U.S., Canada, Argentina, and in Berlin, Tokyo, Beirut, Bethlehem, Mexico City, and Quito. Her work has been supported by the Ellen Foreman Memorial Award, Leeway Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Philadelphia Dance Projects, Mascher Space Cooperative, the Community Education Center, FringeArts and the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. She has taught dance, somatics, and contact improvisation throughout the U.S., Argentina, and at Contact Festival Freiburg, Germany. Locally, She has taught at University of Pennsylvania, University of the Arts, Temple University, the Massage Arts Center in Philadelphia, and several Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga teacher trainings. Her dance writing has been published in Critical Correspondence, Contact Quarterly, "Emergency Index" by Ugly Duckling Presse, the Susan Rethorst Inquiring Mind/Choreographic Mind project, Curate This, Jewish Currents, and the BMC® Journal, Currents. Bindler is also thrilled to be a writer at thINKingDANCE.
Aleksandr Frolov is a contemporary dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Yekaterinburg, Russia. He graduated with a degree from the Liberal Arts University of Yekaterinburg and started the duet company Zonk’a with Anna Shchekleina. His work has been presented in France, Finland, and throughout Russia. He is frequently commissioned to create dances for other companies including the Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre. His work has received numerous prizes including Winner of IX All-Russia Festival of Modern Dance. His work "My Love, My Life" was nominated for a 2016 Golden Mask, the most prestigious award for performance in Russia. In 2014 he was a resident artist at Omi International Arts Center in New York and in 2012 he was invited to the American Dance Festival for their International Choreographers Residency. He has been a dancer with Provincial Dances Theatre (Russia) and S’poart (France).
Kensaku Shinohara born in Sapporo, Japan, is a recipient of a Queens Arts Fund New Work Grant (2016) and Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership (2015-16). His work has been presented in New York at venues including Movement Research at Judson, St. Marks Church, 92nd Street Y, One Bryant Park/Bank of America Tower by chashama, Dumbo Art Festival, LaMaMa Experimental Theater, Queens Fringe Festival, WAX Works, Center for Performance Research, NYU Tisch, as well as other cities including Tucson (AZ), Milwaukee (WI), Pittsburgh (PA), Toronto (Canada), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Yokohama (JP) and Sapporo (JP). He was an artist-in-residence at The Field (NYC), MANA CONTEMPORARY (NJ), Dance Omi (Ghent, NY) and Earthdance (MA). Since 2013, he has curated CRUSHED MUFFINS, an artists gathering series in New York City. Shinohara has collaborated with artists such as Jennifer Muller, Tiffany Mills, Daria Faïn, Yoshiko Chuma, and Gabrielle Revlock.