What: Blending old and new work from her 30-year career, choreographer Susan Rethorst creates a dance for and with performers Gabrielle Revlock and Gregory Holt.
When: June 13–15, 2018
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $20 Door, $15 Presale
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Brooklyn, NY – Stealing from Myself engages the personal archive of beloved choreographer Susan Rethorst to create new material for and with performers Gabrielle Revlock and Gregory Holt. Rethorst draws on 30 years of material to create a physical vocabulary for the two dancers – utilizing small gestures that build into a large work over 30 minutes. Rethorst strings her gestures into passages and then paragraphs that become evocative stories, exploring “movements that are like found objects,” and has no fear of making ambitious work. Some say the experience is like being transfixed by a great painting.
Since 1975 Susan Rethorst has steadily created dances out of New York and Philadelphia. Rethorst’s work has been presented by The Museum of Modern Art, The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project at St. Marks, The Whitney Museum, and others. Internationally her work has been produced by The Holland Festival, Spazio Zero Rome, The Kunsthalle Basel, The Aix-en-Provence Festival, Jerusalem’s Room Festival, and more. Rethorst has been instrumental in devising BA and post-graduate programs in Copenhagen, Cork, Salzburg, and Amsterdam. She initiated a program for the Amsterdam School of the Arts, a study of choreography in Studio Upson in Pennsylvania (SUPA), and the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn. Rethorst was among the first to receive a New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for Outstanding Achievement in 1985. In 2008, she received her second Bessie for 208 East Broadway: Suitcase Dreams.
Gregory Holt is a choreographer from Philadelphia, where he also works as a community organizer. His dances are refined, process-based works, looking for social structures in somatic experience. His organizing work is in developing the local cooperative economy and direct action for climate justice. His work has been shown across the US, in Canada, and in Europe.
Gabrielle Revlock is a dance-maker known for her work with the hoop and her “inventive,” “rambunctious,” and “mesmerizing” choreography. Presenters include American Dance Festival, JACK, Gibney Dance Center, FringeArts, Joyce SoHo, and Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Internationally she has performed in Japan, The Netherlands, Singapore, Hungary and Russia.