May 26, 2020
Gabrielle Revlock works in dance and performance as a creator and collaborator. She is known for her work with the hoop, slapstick-feminist performances and shenanigans and her “inventive,” “rambunctious,” and “mesmerizing” choreography. Her performances often depicts complicated but relatable interpersonal relationships using a vocabulary that embraces the pedestrian, abstracted by degrees. Presenters include American Dance Festival, JACK, Gibney, FringeArts, Joyce SoHo, Barnes Foundation, Art Omi, Center for Performance Research, New York Live Arts, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Seattle International Dance Festival, Philadelphia Dance Projects, ODC, Velocity Dance Center, Dance Place, The Public Theater, Provincetown Dance Festival, and Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts among others. Internationally she has performed in Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, Hungary, India and Russia. Her work has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Independence Foundation, a LAB Fellowship through FringeArts, PA Council on the Arts, SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance, Puffin Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, American Dance Abroad and the US Department of State. In 2011 she won a finalist prize at The A.W.A.R.D. Show: Philadelphia and was awarded 2018 ‘Newcomer of the Year’ by tanz, the German journal of ballet, dance, and performance. Choreographic residencies include Chez Bushwick, Painted Bride Art Center, Elizabeth Streb’s GO!, LiftOff, Dance Omi, Culture Mill in cooperation with American Dance Festival and New York Live Arts’ Fresh Tracks.
In 2019 she was an Institute Fellow with the experimental theater company, Target Margin. As a dancer, she has performed for Lucinda Childs, Jumatatu Poe, Meg Foley, Susan Rethorst, Leah Stein, Christopher Williams, Vicky Shick, Bill Young and Jane Comfort. Revlock has taught at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, American Dance Festival, Barnes Foundation, Movement Research and Abrons Arts Center among others. She created the online video “So You Think You Can’t Understand Contemporary Dance?,” a two-minute conversation with her favorite five-year-old which has 20.6K views.
Gabrielle is the recipient of the 2020 Ellen Forman Memorial Award. For more information on the award, click here.