Upping the ante on dance coverage and conversation
Contact and Chaos: duende's music and dance quartet
Photo: Bill Hebert

Contact and Chaos: duende's music and dance quartet

Their spines are sinewy and roiling, their necks crane towards the ceiling, and their eyes roll upwards... this is a dance of skin and sensation.

Julius Ferraro
September 18, 2016

Every Woman
Photo: Will Drinker

Every Woman

Half off, your shirt smothers your head...and you are faceless, everywoman, and an uncanny double of Abu Ghraib prisoners.

Carolyn Merritt
September 20, 2016

Drill, Dash, Dream
Image: Ryne Fuller

Drill, Dash, Dream

We start to see it for what it is: an exhausting relay, an impossible attempt to keep up.

Julius Ferraro
September 20, 2016

A Walk With a Few Stumbles
Photo: Devin DiMatteo

A Walk With a Few Stumbles

As he works his way towards the audience, his body rotating through space, the red kimono seems to be flying.

Janna Meiring
September 21, 2016

Think Before You Speak
Photo: Thomas Weir

Think Before You Speak

femme.collective highlights works by nine choreographers around a common theme.

Rhonda Moore
September 22, 2016

The Bottomless Cup: Ella Cuda & Whitney Casal in Coffee?
Photo: Miles Yeung

The Bottomless Cup: Ella Cuda & Whitney Casal in Coffee?

The boutique yoga studio is an ideal setting for Casal and Cuda’s Coffee?

Rhonda Moore
September 24, 2016

Control and Self-Curation
Photo: Rhiannon Smith

Control and Self-Curation

Here, that impulse of self-projection is indulged, but we lose control, the ability to curate.

Julius Ferraro
September 25, 2016

Empty Vessels
Photo: Unknown

Empty Vessels

Their bodies may be used for the benefit of someone else, but their minds remain their own.

Whitney Weinstein
September 26, 2016

Winning Death
Photo: Paola Nogueras

Winning Death

The Elementary Spacetime Show is equal parts Rocky Horror, Game Show Network, and a bad acid trip.

Whitney Weinstein
September 26, 2016

Rhizomas: A Lesson in Contrast
Photo: Suncan Stone

Rhizomas: A Lesson in Contrast

King talks butoh and breakin' inside of the New Central Baptist Church.

Gregory King
September 26, 2016

Faustin Linyekula, A Contemporary Dance Griot
Photo: Agathe Poupeney

Faustin Linyekula, A Contemporary Dance Griot

Longing and solitude in the Congo

Jonathan Stein
September 28, 2016

The Ruthless Beauty of Masculinity
Photo: Chris Cameron

The Ruthless Beauty of Masculinity

Charming, magnetic, grotesque, doomed.

Julius Ferraro
September 30, 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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