Photo: Ian Douglas
chipaumire: Unlimit Freedom
'Freedom is not on Facebook. Get off fucking Instagram. True liberation is a process of deep work.'
Photo: J.H. Kertis
Ten Tiny Dances Alight at Mascher Space Cooperative
A small army of rambunctious revelers attacked the square from four approaches.
Illustration: Jenny Kessler
Gritty in Performance
Philadelphia’s Gritty is a new classic, the jawn of all jawns.
Photo: Alexander Iziliaev
Three by PAB
Moments of stunning vulnerability took my breath away.
Lynn Matluck Brooks
Photo: JJ Tiziou
Reflections from the Philadelphia Museum of Dance
Six tD writers report on the elements of the moving museum that moved them.
Kalila Kingsford Smith
Photo: Mar C. Llop
The Body Endures
Three solo works move through contemporary notions of gender, pain, and the body.
Photo: Adriano Shaplin
Unlike anything I have seen or experienced before.
Photo: Stephanie Ramones Contigo
Contemporary Dance, Gendered Norms
"Come Together" left me wondering about the amorphous amalgam that is contemporary dance in the United States.
Photo: Group Motion
Ritual Structures: The Work of Group Motion
A new book review on "Group Motion in Practice: Collective Creation through Dance Movement Improvisation."
Photo: Art Reach
“I Am” Documentary Review
This documentary breaks down barriers and opens the door to those left out of the performing arts.
Photo: Milan Misko
I don’t need to see Jessica Lang Dance
I found the work to be pre-digested to the point of blandness.
Photo: Effy Falck
Abby Z and the New Utility Electrifies
The space is awash in exhalations often culturally linked to sex or violence. The animal body. The body as energy.
Seeking an Executive Editor
thINKingDANCE is seeking a part-time Executive Editor for the 2019-20 calendar years, and possibly beyond. This position is mostly volunteer (a small stipend…
TD & TP: We're Intrigued
It’s more than a rumor that thINKingDANCE (tD) and Theatre Philadelphia (TP) have started seeing each other.
Traditionally, thINKingDANCE only makes…
thINKingDANCE partners with Theatre Philadelphia to expand theater coverage in Philadelphia
What can dance critics tell us about theater?
In a quest to reach new audiences for performing arts in Philadelphia, Theatre Philadelphia and thINKingDANCE…
A Bit About Us
thINKingDANCE catalyzes conversation about dance and develops the skills of dance writers in the Philadelphia area. We train and educate our writers through regular workshops with visiting dance writers, monthly peer-critique sessions, and a uniquely rigorous two-tiered editing process. Founded in 2011, we've published nearly nine hundred articles drawing attention to Philadelphia’s robust and diverse dance community. Read more.
thINKingDANCE gratefully acknowledges support from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund and from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.