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Gabrielle and Nicole make dances, etc. 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 and Heritage, the Puffin Foundation, FringeArts and The A.W.A.R.D. Show!

Awards, Grants & Publications

2015 Puffin Foundation Artist Grant


2012-13 grantee from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for

The Dance Apocalypse


2011 A.W.A.R.D Show! Finalist

for I made this for you


Article included in Emergency INDEX 2011





Nicole Bindler is a body-based performing artist whose work is inspired by her training in new dance, dance-theater, Contact Improvisation, Butoh, Body-Mind Centering®, Yoga, and Feldenkrais. Her 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 Ellen Foreman Memorial Award, Leeway Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (through Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts), Philadelphia Dance Projects, Mascher Space Cooperative, the Community Education Center, FringeArts and the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. Her piece "I made this for you”, created in collaboration with Gabrielle Revlock, was a 2011 finalist for the A.W.A.R.D. Show! She has taught dance, somatics, and contact improvisation throughout the U.S., Argentina, and at Contact Festival Freiburg, Germany. Locally, She has taught at University of Pennsylvania, University of the Arts, Temple University, the Massage Arts Center in Philadelphia, and several Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga teacher trainings. Her dance writing has been published in Critical Correspondence, Contact Quarterly, "Emergency Index" by Ugly Duckling Presse, the Susan Rethorst Inquiring Mind/Choreographic Mind project, Curate This, Jewish Currents, and the BMC® Journal, Currents. Bindler is also thrilled to be a writer at thINKingDANCE. She participated in Deborah Hay's 2011 Solo Performance Commissioning Project where she learned the dance "I Think Not". She collaborates promiscuously with experimental musicians and composers.




Gabrielle Revlock is a dance-maker working out of Philadelphia and NYC whose work often depicts complicated but relatable interpersonal relationships using a vocabulary that embraces pedestrian movement, abstracted by degrees. Described by the press as inventive, mesmerizing, and a gifted comedian, Revlock has performed in  Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, Hungary, India, Russia, across the USA. Her work has been supported by the Independence Foundation, a LAB Fellowship through FringeArts, PA Council on the Arts, SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance, Puffin Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, American Dance Abroad and the US Department of State. In 2018 she was named  ‘Newcomer of the Year’ by tanz, the German  journal of ballet, dance, and performance. In 2019 she was an Institute Fellow with the experimental theater company, Target Margin.  As a dancer, she has performed for Lucinda Childs, jumatatu m. poe, Meg Foley, Susan Rethorst, Leah Stein, Christopher Williams, Vicky Shick, Bill Young, Jane Comfort and is currently working on a project with David Gordon. Revlock is the creator of Restorative Contact, a mindful touch-based empathy practice as well as a practitioner and teacher of contact improvisation and experimental hooping.  She created the online video “So You Think You Can’t Understand Contemporary Dance?,” a two-minute conversation with her favorite five-year-old which has 20.6K views. More at

Lead Supporter

The Joyce Theater Foundation and The A.W.A.R.D. Show!

Mascher Space Cooperative

Susan Hess Choreographers' Project 

The Seattle International Dance Festival

Dance Place

Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Danspace Project



Pilot Ballon


Whole Foods Market- Callowhill


Helen Bronte-Stewart, Bob Oliveti, Tom & Cate Fetterman, Amy Smith, Teresa Mangin & David Keck, Mary & Tom Kuhn, Linda Caruso Haviland, Dustin Hurt, Greg Shahade, Jody Oberfelder, Ginger Wagg, David Aronstein, Donna Koo, Jeffrey Stockbridge, EvErywhErE, Megan Bridge, David Marshall, Steven Bulack, Joo Won Park, Jen Bradley, Laly Novey, Cory Neale, Dan Zinkevich, Daniele Strawmyre, Lisa Rothstein, Laurence Salzmann, Emily Wexler, Matthew Graber, Catherine Long, Juston Stens, Karin Otto, Linda Mehnert, Julie Hirsch Waxman, Nicholas George, Curt Haworth, Sara Thompto & Kristin Bivens, Joe Patitucci, Anne-Marie Mulgrew, Rachel Kantra Beal, Monica Hamill, Norma Lauring, Thomas McKernan, Lani Bevacqua, Laura Kessler, Craig Peterson, Gila Herman, Cynthia Agard, John Foley, Joe Burgio,Martha Farah, Julie Preis, Daniel Shimberg, Dylan Adams, David Spivak, Eboni Woodard, Jennifer Shahade, Beverly Agard, Joseph Revlock, John Mangin


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