The Dance Apocalypse

1/2: A work-in-progress performance of The Dance Apocalypse at Scratch Night, March 2013. Pictured, from left: Gabrielle Revlock and Nicole Bindler. Photo by Kate Raines.
2/2: A work-in-progress performance of The Dance Apocalypse at Scratch Night, March 2013. Pictured, from left: Gabrielle Revlock and Nicole Bindler. Photo by Kate Raines.

Gabrielle Revlock developed a new dance-theater work with past collaborator Nicole Bindler. Their previous collaboration, I made this for you (2011), culminated in a circus of acrobats, tap artists, and break dancers. The duo responded to footage of that production in a live performance that explored the nature of creative collaboration, as well as themes of gender, competition, and spectacle. Jane Comfort, an award-winning choreographer known for combining language and movement, served as mentor. In addition, Barrymore Award winner Brett Cassidy coached the dancers in fight choreography, to physicalize the push and pull of the collaborative process. Revlock and Bindler offered free “dancercise” classes to the public, introducing local “dance enthusiasts” to the notion of dance as a performing art, and to include participants in a working “laboratory” where choreographic ideas and discoveries emerged during the development of The Dance Apocalypse. Revlock was a first-time Center grantee.

Collaborators & Colleagues

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Collaborators & Colleagues

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Grants & Grantees

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Collaborators & Colleagues

Philip Bither has been the Walker Art Center’s senior curator of performing arts since 1997.

Questions of Practice

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Grants & Grantees

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Grants & Grantees

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Grants & Grantees

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