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Jungle Loops
Photo: Lora Allen

Jungle Loops

Dancers scratch on the wood, tap it, rap it, and soon the audience joins into this gentle symphony.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
September 20, 2014

Meat
Photo: Hope Davis

Meat

They are at a burlesque show called Lovertits. I am at an experimental dance-theater performance that critiques the male gaze called Lovertits.

Nicole Bindler
September 21, 2014

#shamanicinterfaces: Creative Meditation
Photo: Andrea Clearfield

#shamanicinterfaces: Creative Meditation

Puts the spotlight on the ritualistic nature of performance.

Kalila Kingsford Smith
September 22, 2014

Chirp Chirp
Photo: Becca Weber

Chirp Chirp

Read a re-cap of thINKingDANCE's Philadelphia Fringe Festival twitter reviews.

Becca Weber
September 30, 2014

I Could Barely Breathe
Photo: Nancy Chen

I Could Barely Breathe

I have never seen a site-specific work use a chosen space to better impact, or performers more committed to the world they create therein.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
October 11, 2014

In Conversation: Angel Corella
Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

In Conversation: Angel Corella

Why Angel Corella hopes "that everyone can make it to Philadelphia," and more thoughts from the new Artistic Director of PA Ballet.

Lisa Kraus
October 11, 2014

Petals on a wet, black bough
Photo: Anna Lee Campbell

Petals on a wet, black bough

Eiko in performance — painted a near white, her slight frame and its minimal gestures sometimes unbearably sorrowful — does not appear to have the fortitude to take care of us. Still, I think she is doing just that.

Kirsten Kaschock
October 13, 2014

Two Looks, from Twenty
photo: Antoine Tempé

Two Looks, from Twenty

Megan Bridge sat down for a screen-to-screen “chat" with Gregory Holt about Trajal Harrell’s "Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church."

Megan Bridge
October 13, 2014

 Ugly Numbers Part III: The Dance Apocalypse
Photo: Robin Barnes

Ugly Numbers Part III: The Dance Apocalypse

The final installment of Ugly Numbers, a three-part investigation on gender inequity in contemporary American dance.

Nicole Bindler
October 20, 2014

Re: Rosas*
Photo: Jean Luc Tanghe

Re: Rosas*

Rosas is a trial of endurance, sure, but like any great challenge with substance at its core, it rewards: you emerge changed.

Carolyn Merritt
October 24, 2014

Inhal(In)g Philadelphia!
Photo: Bill Hebert

Inhal(In)g Philadelphia!

What makes the InHale Performance Series a success is the nurturing community it offers to emerging and established artists.

Gregory King
October 30, 2014

Loosely Bound Thunder
Photo: Andy Vernon-Jones

Loosely Bound Thunder

Rather than performing as dancers or musicians, each cast member became a truly hybrid cross, moving and sounding at the same time throughout the piece.

Ellen Chenoweth
October 31, 2014

News

A New Debut--Corella as PAB Artistic Director

  Personnel changes swept through Pennsylvania Ballet beginning in April when Artistic Director Roy Kaiser announced that he would be stepping down from…
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Editor's Note: TD at Three--Stepping Down/Stepping Up

 In October 2011 thINKingDANCE convened its first workshop with twenty writers. Ever since, we’ve been providing dance artists with valuable critical…
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Meet the Writers: Nicole Bindler

  What would your parents say about your work in the arts? My grandmother was a violin virtuoso who won an award and was invited to play at Carnegie Hall…
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Public Square

P.S. 40: Identifiers in Art Making

Does it matter to you to have your art understood as being connected to a particular identity, whether sexual, gender-based, political or stylistic? How does it affect your looking at dance when it is described as being strongly connected with any one or more of these identifiers?

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A Bit About Us

thINKingDANCE was started to catalyze conversation about dance and to develop the skills of dance writers in the Philadelphia area. Our initial year-long training scheme was funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. We continue to hold workshops with great visiting dance writers and monthly peer-critique sessions, and engage in lots of editor/writer dialogue. Now nearly three years old, we've published almost five hundred articles drawing attention to Philadelphia’s robust and diverse dance community. Read more.

 
 

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