Upping the ante on dance coverage and conversation
Off the Wall Processions: Improvisation at PAFA
Photo: Denise Guerin

Off the Wall Processions: Improvisation at PAFA

Graffito Works’s dancers manifested Lewis’s merged abstraction and figuration, an elusive combination.

Jonathan Stein
March 17, 2016

Shared Topographies, Individual Paths
Photo: Liz Lynch

Shared Topographies, Individual Paths

At the American Dance Institute in DC, Jane Comfort’s new, untitled work-in-progress makes for glorious people-watching.

Meredith Bove
March 31, 2016

What Did I Just See? Show No Show as Meta-Performance
Photo: Hallie Martenson

What Did I Just See? Show No Show as Meta-Performance

“The answer is: You will die, and all will end,” Revlock continues. “You will die and know everything or cease asking.”

Karl Surkan
April 11, 2016

An Astronauts’ Rapacious Night
Photo: Stephanie Berger

An Astronauts’ Rapacious Night

Should one talk in couplets or algorithms about Claudio Monteverdi’s opera, L’Orfeo, choreographed and directed by Trisha Brown?

Patricia Graham
April 11, 2016

Seán Curran Company: A Well-Delivered Package of Post-Modernism
Photo: Steven Schreiber

Seán Curran Company: A Well-Delivered Package of Post-Modernism

Representing nine religions the group performed Tai-Chi in an homage to integration.

Gregory King
April 12, 2016

Diavolo’s Architecture in Motion: Dance With Some Extras!
Photo: Kenneth Mucke

Diavolo’s Architecture in Motion: Dance With Some Extras!

I will keep Diavolo on my list of must-see entertainment.

Gregory King
April 18, 2016

Poem for a Tree
Photo: Creative Outlet

Poem for a Tree

Kinetic tree, you mystify me.

Ellen Chenoweth
April 19, 2016

“Quite Visceral and Quite Unusual”: Adrian Heathfield on “Ally”
Photo: Carlos Avendano

“Quite Visceral and Quite Unusual”: Adrian Heathfield on “Ally”

Janine Antoni, Stephen Petronio and Anna Halprin working in the meeting space between forms.

Ellen Chenoweth
April 19, 2016

Sports, Monsters, and the Unprecedented Event
Photo: Plate3.com

Sports, Monsters, and the Unprecedented Event

The beings in O Monsters may or may not be human. They function according to rules and laws that I’m not sure we fully grasp.

Julius Ferraro
April 23, 2016

David Brick, Quixotic Ringmaster of a Quiet Circus
Photo: David Brick

David Brick, Quixotic Ringmaster of a Quiet Circus

"We get good at this thing about performance time, and I began to be very suspicious about that."

Jenna Horton
April 27, 2016

Free Advice and an Interview with Farah Saleh
Photo: Sari Hammouri

Free Advice and an Interview with Farah Saleh

Curating empowerment of Palestinian artists; reclaiming Feldenkrais; and transforming Free Advice street sessions into movement.

Nicole Bindler
April 27, 2016

Emblembody
Photo: Dudu Quintanilha

Emblembody

Vecino lives the thousands of tiny existences of each gesture.

Kat Sullivan
April 27, 2016

News

Credit Where Credit is Due - a Letter to the Editor (of The New Yorker)

Joan Acocella, whose writing on tap master Savion Glover in The New Yorker has impressed me greatly, recently published this review of a new history of…
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New Writers!

thINKing DANCE is thrilled to invite a group of new writers into our midst. This summer we had the privilege of reviewing dozens of queries from some remarkable…
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Write Back atcha! tD partners with FringeArts in this years' Festival

WRITE BACK ATCHA!     thINKingDANCE will host three FREE post-performance “write-back” events after performances during the FringeArts festival this…
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Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin, and Stephen Petronio in Ally at the Fabric Museum