Show No Show is a duet created and performed by Gabrielle Revlock (USA) and Aleksandr Frolov (RU). The work began development during a 3-week residency at Omi International Arts Center in August 2014, an additional residency/performance took place at the Na Grani Festival of Contemporary Dance in Russia in December 2014, and will premiere March 24th at FringeArts in Philadelphia. In the work, the relationship that unfolds is awkwardly complicated, mining the spaces between understanding and misunderstanding, play and power, and tenderness and conflict.
Gabrielle Revlock is known for her signature work with the hoop and is an award-winning performer/dance-maker based in New York City. Her work has been presented in Tokyo, The Hague, Seattle, Washington DC, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Provincetown, Pittsburgh and at multiple venues in and around New York including New York Live Arts, Joyce Soho and JACK. She holds a 2015 Independence Foundation Fellowship and has received support from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The A.W.A.R.D. Show, SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance, Puffin Foundation, Omi International Arts Center and The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Interested in bridging experimentation and populism, she directed and edited the online video So You Think You Can’t Understand Contemporary Dance? starring her favorite 5 year old. She has danced for Lucinda Childs, Susan Rethorst and is a member of Jane Comfort & Company.
Aleksandr Frolov is a contemporary dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Yekaterinburg, Russia. He graduated with a degree from the Liberal Arts University of Yekaterinburg and started the duet company Zonk’a with Anna Shchekleina. His work has been presented throughout Russia and he is frequently commissioned to create dances for other companies including the Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre. His work has received numerous prizes including Winner of IX All-Russia Festival of Modern Dance. Currently, his work is nominated for a Golden Mask, the most prestigious award for performance in Russia. He was a dancer with Provincial Dances Theatre (Russia) and S’poart (France).