This workshop is intended both for dancers who want to expand their neuro-muscular awareness and for anyone curious about the hula hoop as a fun, cardiovascular activity. We will start at the beginning, learning how to keep the hoop going. From there we will use the constant motion to explore spirals, subtle weight shifts, and pathways through the body. We will direct our attention to not only how we can act on the hoop but how the hoop is acting on us. Be prepared to problem-solve, sweat, embrace awkwardness, and find communion with your new dance partner, the hoop. Class will include skill training and improvisatory structures.
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
June 24, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm