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We are dance artists making a narrative film not about dance, but with dance sensibilities. Has this ever been done before? NO!

About this project

We, Nicole Bindler and Gabrielle Revlock–award winning choreographers–take a leap into a new discipline: filmmaking!

We need to raise 1 million dollars.

The film, Chicken Fight is a nonlinear, narrative, feminist, comedic tour-de-force about romantic love among the Jewish diaspora, set in Berlin, 2014.

Chicken fight is not a dance for the camera, but a narrative film with choreographic sensibilities. What are the skills and techniques that we dance-makers bring to the screen? Has this ever been done before?

No.

We are working intensively with a screenwriter, dramaturg, director and fight choreographer to create this movie which is inspired by heritage, desire, psychosis, combat, failure, cattiness, Quebecois line dancing, compromise, beauty, primal impulses, endings, kinesthesia, queer theory, spectacle, technology, quantum physics and barbarism.

We need to raise 1 million dollars.

Chicken Fight is named after our favorite game from summer camp where people would fight in pairs with one person sitting on the other’s shoulders. This is the paradox of war; how soldiers must cooperate in order to destroy.

Currently we are being supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, which means we are good artists. The funding period will end soon and we are painfully aware that making a movie is expensive. We’ve been told that we should raise money from the private sector.

That’s you.

Ok so you have $12 in your pocket. Are you going to spend it on a movie or go see an experimental dance performance?

Exactly.

We are dance artists who are tired of being poor and pathetic. That’s why we’re making a movie.

We need to raise 1 million dollars.

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Gabrielle Revlock, Philadelphia-based dancer/choreographer, is "a gifted comedian." (Philadelphia Inquirer). She has received support from FringeArts as a 2013 LAB Fellow, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Susan Hess Choreographers Project, SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance and is a current Fresh Tracks Resident Artist with New York Live Arts. Her work has been shown across the US and at the Korzo Theater in The Hague, Netherlands. She received a Rocky Award in 2010.

Nicole Bindler, Body-based performing artist and Somatic Movement Educator has taught BMC® Yoga, Contact Improvisation and Performance Practice internationally. Her dances have been presented throughout the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Berlin, Tokyo, Beirut, Mexico and Quito, Ecuador. Her work has been supported by 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 and she has been awarded six Professional Development Grants from Dance Advance.

Revlock and Bindler have created three works together. I made this for you, (2011) was a finalist in the A.W.A.R.D. Show!, has been presented throughout Philadelphia, Washington D.C. (Dance Place), and is on tour this summer to Seattle (Seattle International Dance Festival) and Pittsburgh (Kelly Strayhorn Theater). The Dance Apocalypse, (2013) received a grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and has been presented in New York City (Danspace Project) and Philadelphia (FringeArts). Their third project, Chicken Fight, is currently in development and needs your support!

Risks and challenges

We are dance-makers who have never made a narrative film. We will use our experience with making dances for the camera, and the help of our brilliant collaborators to dive into this new discipline.

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