Friday, March 16, 2012 – 7:30pmSaturday, March 17, 2012 – 2:30pm
Featuring Holly Johnston’s Ledges & Bones Dance Project (San Francisco) and Gabrielle Revlock (Philadelphia)
Friday, March 16th at 7:30PM
Saturday, March 17th 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.
Holly Johnston and Gabrielle Revlock
HOLLY JOHNSTON is the artistic director of LEDGES AND BONES, a bi-city contemporary dance company working in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. LEDGES AND BONES promotes cultural consciousness, open dialog, and social justice through live performances, education, and other public forums. Her choreography has received critical acclaim for “turning the body into a dangerous machine” -Los Angeles Times. Johnston has received awards from The Maggie Alesse National Center for Choreography, The Zellerbach Foundation, The Joyce Theater A.W.A.R.D.S. Show Grant/Los Angeles, Lester Horton Awards for Outstanding Performance for her solo “experiment one” and was named by Dance Magazine as one of their “25 to Watch” in 2007.+ Show moreLocation: Conwell Dance TheaterNE corner of Broad & Montgomery Sts.Philadelphia, PAPhone: (215) 546-2552See map: Google Maps