The Dance Apocalypse by Gabrielle Revlock and Nicole Bindler

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Gabrielle Revlock and Nicole Bindler. Photo courtesy of the artists.

An end-of-the-world love story that takes place within the context of a director’s commentary. A sensationalist talk show and a million-dollar Kickstarter campaign for a fictional feature length film. A creative collaboration about two female artists in a spectacle-driven world.

The Dance Apocalypse, a new dance by Gabrielle Revlock and Nicole Bindler, is La Jetée meets Quebecois line dancing. Within a set of comedic backdrops, the dance explores the nature of creative collaboration between Revlock and Bindler, shedding light on tensions and delights in relation to art-making. The director’s commentary is of their previous work, I made this for you, a raucous dance about audience engagement and community building. The push and pull of co-creating I made this for you is the inspiration for The Dance Apocalypse, which further investigates Revlock and Bindler’s collaborative relationship. As body-based performers, the duo physicalizes disagreements through combat scenes created by Barrymore Award-winning fight choreographer Brett Cassidy. Dramaturgy for The Dance Apocalypse is by Jane Comfort. Celebrated for her use of language, Comfort’s experiments with the intersection of text and movement have garnered her a Guggenheim Fellowship and established her as a master in the field.

This performance is preceded by an eight-week series of free CardioCreativity dance classes at Mount Vernon Dance Space every Monday from February 17 to April 7, 2014. For more information on these classes or to RSVP, click here. Space is limited.


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