Dances Made to Order

An interview with Gabrielle Revlock

7/31/2012 by Kingsley Irons | Comment

Gabrielle Revlock is one of the artists creating a dance film for the Philadelphia edition of Dances Made to Order this month. Find out a little more about her…

Tell us about some of your upcoming projects in 2012/2013

For the past year and a half I’ve been working on a duet called “A Fork And Stick Thing”. It premiered in New York City at the Abrons Art Center in April 2012. Performed by myself and Kristel Baldoz, it features original music by Jacob Mitas and Justin Moynihan and tailored costumes by JRochelle Designs. It is an abstract piece but not devoid of humor. I’m hoping to show it in Philly in the fall through the Susan Hess Choreographers Project- a residency I’ve been a part of for the past two years. This performance will mark the end of that residency.

In the winter I’ll be dancing in a project for Christopher Williams and continuing to work on The Sincerity Project (my first theater project!) with Alex Torra.

In Fall 2013 I will be premiering a new evening length piece at the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia as part of the By Local Series.

 If we were going to spend the day with you hanging out in Philly, what would we do?

First, you’d need a bike because that’s the only way I get around. In the morning we’d go to yoga then sit in Rittenhouse Square with a coffee. In the afternoon we’d swim at one of the public pools. I attend a lot of performances so if there was something interesting going on at night we would take in some culture.

 What is your favorite drink and where do you get it?

I do love coconut water but at least I can say that I’ve loved it for a long time. When I was a kid my parents would take me to Vietnamese restaurants and that was my favorite thing to order. It came with big chunks of coconut which the bottled stuff is missing.

 Tell us something surprising about yourself.

I was high school valedictorian.

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This edition is presented in partnership with Philadelphia Dance Projects.