[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] performance by Nicole Bindler: The Case for Invagination

The Whole Shebang art.at.shebang at gmail.com
Wed Apr 26 12:31:53 EDT 2017

*The Case for Invagination*
*Saturday May 6 8-9pm*
Created and performed by Nicole Bindler
with music by Nadia Botello and Evan Cory Levine
$5-25 sliding scale
at The Whole Shebang, 1813 S 11th Street rear
tickets available here:

*Seating is limited. Pre-purchasing tickets is highly recommended. *

"The appearance of organs and organisms neither preformed nor closed one
within the other, but formed from something else that does not resemble
them: The organ does not arch back to a preexisting organ, but to a much
more general and less differentiated design.”
―Deleuze, The Fold

The body is not a bunch of separate parts, but one thing that has infinite
folds. Through this process of invagination we make ourselves. This dance
is a practice of swelling myself up, cleaving, folding, complexifying (as
we do in our embryonic development).

*The Case for Invagination* is a feminist reimagining of space. What if we
could be invaginated by space as opposed to penetrating space? Instead of
us inserting ourselves into the world with all of our ambitions and fear,
could we allow the world to draw us into it?

Why invaginate??
––Feels good.
––Try something new?
––Your cells will love it!
––Penetration is so 1990’s.
––Intussuscept the patriarchy.

*Nicole Bindler* is a body-based performing artist whose work has been
shown throughout the U.S., Canada, Argentina, and in Berlin, Tokyo, Beirut,
Bethlehem, Mexico City, and Quito. Her dances have been supported by the
Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Leeway Foundation, Puffin Foundation,
Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the
Ellen Foreman Memorial Award.

She holds a B.A. in Dance and Poetry from Hampshire College, a degree in
Muscular Therapy from the Muscular Therapy Institute and holds certificates
in Embodied Anatomy Yoga, Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga, Somatic
Movement Education, and Practitioner of Body-Mind Centering® from the
School for Body-Mind Centering.

She has taught Improvisation, Somatics, and Yoga in the Dance departments
at Temple University and University of the Arts, and in the theater
department at the University of Pennsylvania. Her writing has been
published in Critical Correspondence, Contact Quarterly, "Emergency Index"
by Ugly Duckling Presse, Jewish Currents, BMC® Currents, Curate This, and
thINKingDANCE. Bindler is a proud member of the Jewish Voice for Peace
Artist Council. www.nicolebindler.com

The Whole Shebang
1813 South 11th street
Philadelphia, PA 19148

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