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Saturday, November 14th
Gabrielle Revlock and Nicole Bindler
The Dance Apocalypse/Solos


The Dance Apocalypse/Solos, created by Gabrielle Revlock and Nicole Bindler, is a radical challenge to the circumstances in which artists seek funding as well as a heart wrenching end-of-the-world love story with pizazz. It includes clitoral embodiment, taxidermy hats, a kickstarter campaign and true confessions. A combination of circumstances (travel, funding, curiosity) caused them to pull the piece apart, divvying up the material into two solos.

Revlock performs The Dance Apocalypse/Fundraiser and Bindler performs The Dance Apocalypse/Class. Now the solos will be shown together. The dances bring focus to Revlock and Bindler as individuals and provide personal and sometimes contradictory perspectives on their tumultuous relationship.

In addition to the performances, the duo will be offering two afternoon workshops:
Saturday, November 14th
3:30-5:30pm – CardioCreativity class
Sunday, November 15th
3:30-5:30pm – Clitoral Embodiment class
$15 or $10 (students, artists, seniors) per class

The Dance Apocalypse (Gabrielle Revlock and Nicole Bindler) is a Philadelphia-based company that makes dances with you and for you that transcend the border between audience and stage. Their work is fiercely feminist, wild, and genre defying. They use movement, text, video, stage combat and comedy to create a sensorial extravaganza. They are particularly interested in the Q and A format as performance; critiquing spectacle and competition in contemporary dance; collaboration as a practice and lifestyle. They do not shy away from using animals and babies to charm your pants off. Their work has been frequently described as joyfully disorienting. They have performed their collaborative work throughout Philadelphia, New York, D.C., Pittsburgh and Seattle. Their dances have been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, FringeArts and The A.W.A.R.D. Show!

Gabrielle Revlock, co-creator of CardioCreativity®, is a dance-maker working in Philadelphia & New York. In 2010 she received a Rocky Award for her signature piece Halo performed with a hula hoop and premiered at the Korzo Theater in the Netherlands. Her work has been supported by a Fresh Tracks Residency, a LAB Fellowship through FringeArts, The Independence Foundation, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Puffin Foundation, SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance, Omi International Arts Center and the Susan Hess Choreographers’ Project. She has danced for Lucinda Childs, Susan Rethorst, Christopher Williams and now Jane Comfort & Company. Interested in bridging experimentation and populism, she created the online video So You Think You Can’t Understand Contemporary Dance?, a two-minute conversation with her favorite five-year-old.

Nicole Bindler, co-creator of CardioCreativity® and originator of Clitoral Embodiment®, is a body-based performing artist whose dances have been shown throughout the U.S., Canada, Argentina and in Berlin, Tokyo, Beirut, Bethlehem, Mexico City and Quito. Her work has been supported by the Leeway Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (through Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts), Philadelphia Dance Projects, the Community Education Center, FringeArts and The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. She teaches at University of the Arts and Temple University in Philadelphia. She has taught workshops in Somatics, Contact Improvisation and Performance Practice throughout the U.S., Argentina and at International Contact Festival Freiburg in Germany. Bindler is a member of Mascher Space Cooperative, the Jewish Voice for Peace Artist Council and she writes for thINKingDANCE.

The Dance Apocalypse/Solos
November 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
November 14, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
$10 – $15
Vox Populi
319 N 11th Street, Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States