featuring Holly Johnston’s Ledges & Bones
Dance Project (San Francisco) and Gabrielle Revlock (Philadelphia)
Fri., March 16 at 7:30PM
Sat., March 17 at 2:30PM
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Dance Magazine has called Holly Johnston “a fearless and fluid dancer.” She will perform with her ensemble Ledges & Bones, excerpts from her latest choreographic project, Want. Dancers shift through a visual landscape as they explore the exhilarating, maddening, and often mysterious terrain of relationships and our instinct for self-gratification. Want, is Johnston’s first project to make visual design an equal partner in the creative process. The graphic content [of Want] is as kinetic as the dancers. Collaborating with visual artists Taso Papadakis, Kyle Ruebsamen, and Michael Fullman, Holly Johnston has created a performance piece that graphically animates the theater with Projection Mapping Technology. “It sounds sophisticated – and it is – but at bottom, it’s a form of interactive video projection,” explains Johnston. “The video is programmed to follow and respond to the dancers.”
As an “emerging” dance artist on the Philly scene Gabrielle Revlock has demonstrated a highly individual style of movement composition around content that resonates with her peer generation. In recent collaborations she and co-creators seem to be pushing the boundaries of what can be quirky and mad-cap, but her own choreographic work, though tinged with humor, explores a kind of solitariness and isolation - whether it’s a deep concentration with a hoop or personal interactions within a group. She has an engaging dramatic presence, enlarged with clever and pleasing movement sequences. Revlock will perform a re-worked hula solo “Indivisible” with music by Jacob Mitas. Several of her short dance video works will be screened.