Informal Showing and Meet the Artist with Gabrielle Revlock

Join us at ADF’s Studios for an informal showing of Unstructured Time, followed by a Meet-the-Artist with dancer/choreographer Gabrielle Revlock!

Unstructured Time builds on Halo, a solo from 2012 that explored the body’s relationship to a hoop in continuous motion. The hoop initiates movements, at times leads, and the movements it necessitates are both both peculiar and authentic. Halo was presented at American Dance Festival last year and has been called “a tour de force performance” by The Herald Sun.

In Halo, there was tension resulting from the continuously spinning hoop and the fear that it would fall. Unstructured Time subverts that tension and asks the question “What if the hoop can and will fall?”  This re-framing of an accepted rule (that the excellence of the piece was at least partially dependent on the hoop not touching the ground) opens up new movement and choreographic possibilities – texturally, visually, and sonically.

The hoop makes multiple references: circus, low-brow entertainment, spectacle, showing-off, childhood, clowning, but also femininity and sexuality. Revlock explores these powerful associations through her choreographic choices and moves beyond the cliches that attach themselves to the hoop. Unstructured Time is a re-contextualization of this everyday object, and of the body. 

“Unstructured Time” is created in collaboration with fabric artist, Shelby Donnelly. She is designing costumes and set pieces for the production.


Join Gabrielle the next day at her workshop, INSIDE/OUT at ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios!

About the artist:

Dancer/choreographer Gabrielle Revlock is known for her signature work with the hoop and her “inventive,” “rambunctious,” and “mesmerizing” choreography. Presenters include American Dance Festival, Abrons Art Center, JACK, Gibney Dance Center, Center for Performance Research, New York Live Arts, Omi International Arts Center, FringeArts, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Seattle International Dance Festival, Philadelphia Dance Projects, ODC, Velocity Dance Center, Dance Place, The Public Theater, Bryn Mawr College, Provincetown Dance Festival, Joyce SoHo, and The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Internationally she has performed in the Na Grani Contemporary Dance Festival (RU), Whenever Wherever Festival (JP) Yokohama Dance Collection (JP), Trafó (HU), Korzo (NL) and Small Format Contemporary Dance Festival (RU). Her work has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Independence Foundation, a LAB Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance, Puffin Foundation, and Philadelphia-Poland Exchange. In 2011 she won a finalist prize at The A.W.A.R.D. Show. Choreographic residencies include Chez Bushwick, Dance Omi and Fresh Tracks. Revlock has taught at Gibney Dance Center, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Vassar College, Rowan University, and Swarthmore College, among others. Interested in bridging experimentation and populism, she created the online video So You Think You Can’t Understand Contemporary Dance?, a two-minute conversation with her favorite five-year-old. 

About This Event

ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705

March 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm