Clitoral Embodiment with Nicole Bindler


Clitoral Embodiment with Nicole Bindler


1957 Winnebago Avenue

1957 Winnebago Avenue
Madison, Wi 53703
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The embryology of the genitalia represents an unexplored frontier in Body-Mind Centering® (BMC®). Unlike its embryological corollary, the penis, the clitoris is absent from most illustrated anatomy texts. Clitoral Embodiment remedies the inattention paid to female and non-binary genital development by presenting a framework for embodying multiple potentials for sex and gender expressions through imagery, movement and embryological study, with an emphasis on invagination over penetration. Standing at the intersection of somatics, embryology and gender/sexuality studies, Clitoral Embodiment uses BMC embodied anatomy through guided solo somatic movement and dance improvisation to explore an underlying biological explanation for sex and gender fluidity. People of all genders are welcome, and all explorations in this workshop will be practiced fully clothed. Participants will have access to text from two articles by Nicole Bindler about Clitoral Embodiment that were published in the Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices (Vol. 9, No. 1, 1 June 2017) and Contact Quarterly (Vol. 42, No. 1 Winter/Spring 2017).

To Register, please contact Sasha Lasdon at klasdon@gmail.com or via fb messenger. $40 for the day, with a sliding scale upon request.

Nicole Bindler's performance work has been presented throughout the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Europe, and in 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 Forman Memorial Award. Bindler holds a BA in Dance and Poetry from Hampshire College, a degree in Muscular Therapy from the Muscular Therapy Institute, and certificates in Embodied Anatomy Yoga, Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga, and Practitioner of Body-Mind Centering® from the School for Body-Mind Centering®. She has taught Somatics and Improvisation at Temple University, University of the Arts, and 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, Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices, and thINKingDANCE.

Posted by: Sasha Lasdon