Upping the ante on dance coverage and conversation
An Unnatural Occurrence: The Tribe Gathers at APAP
Image: Yi-Chun Wu

An Unnatural Occurrence: The Tribe Gathers at APAP

Ellen Chenoweth and Lisa Kraus reflect and dialogue on this year’s Association of Arts Presenters Conference (APAP) in New York City.

Ellen Chenoweth
January 29, 2015

 On Small Forms and Mid-Winter Desperation: A Primer
Photo: R. Mills

On Small Forms and Mid-Winter Desperation: A Primer

Who is up there now? Why are they? What genre is this? You have twelve minutes or less to make me care.

Kirsten Kaschock
February 5, 2015

Dance’s Shimmering Call
Photo: Erin Manning

Dance’s Shimmering Call

Erin Manning invokes dance, choreography, philosophy, film, and even autism to advocate for a richer relationship to the world around us.

Megan Bridge
February 5, 2015

Owning Hip Hop: The Politics of Citizenship
Photo: Bill Hebert

Owning Hip Hop: The Politics of Citizenship

McCarren laid the foundation for discussions about urban dance practices from both American and European perspectives.

Gregory King
February 7, 2015

The New and the Notable at PAB
Photo: A. Iziliaev

The New and the Notable at PAB

These dancers seemed completely comfortable with, and yet engrossed in, their roles; I wanted to... figure out their relationships, to try to guess their next moves.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
February 10, 2015

Danced Duets, Costumes and Caravaggio–a conversation with Judith Stein
Photo: Alan DiBerio

Danced Duets, Costumes and Caravaggio–a conversation with Judith Stein

Lisa Kraus sits down with "recovering curator” Judith Stein to discuss "An Evening of Duets."

Lisa Kraus
February 11, 2015

Arcell’s Truth Based in Evidence
Photo: Ayodele Casel

Arcell’s Truth Based in Evidence

Cabuag relishes in the fact that his heritage, his beliefs, his insecurities, his struggles, and his triumphs are all expressed through movement.

Gregory King
February 14, 2015

Turbulent Times in Motion
Funny Guys, 1934 Soviet musical film

Turbulent Times in Motion

The symposium “Russian Movement Culture of the 1920s and 1930s” revealed a period of extraordinary vibrancy and anxiety in Russia and among its émigré populations.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
February 15, 2015

Magda & Chelsea Interview
Photo: Josh McIlvain

Magda & Chelsea Interview

Elena Light interviews Magda & Chelsea simultaneously but separately over at Culturebot. Their "Vulgar Early Works" is coming to FringeArts.

Guest Writer
February 17, 2015

Running Rhythms
Photo: Duncan Cole

Running Rhythms

As their Fa’ataupati, or Samoan slap dance, progressed, I began to see the richness of Black Grace’s cultural identities emerge.

Whitney Weinstein
February 23, 2015

Amazing, Awesome BalletX
Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

Amazing, Awesome BalletX

Language falls short of the wonder of their performance.

Carolyn Merritt
February 25, 2015

Sparks Fly From a Volatile Mix
Photo: Kevin Monko

Sparks Fly From a Volatile Mix

You’ve got the sacred and the profane, some spoken text, some songs, some painting, some dancing. You've got smart bodies and smart brains... aggression with vulnerability.

Ellen Chenoweth
February 26, 2015

News

A Letter from Steve Paxton

Hi Lisa, Thanks for the review. I can expand on why 'about' is lame. You mention that the dancer in 'Bound' is performing different roles. But you…
Read more.

Thank You to the Donors to Our Indiegogo Campaign!

Caroline Couture, Megan Bridge, Jano Cohen, Ann Kaschock, Judith Robison, Jonathan Stein, Curt Haworth, Gabrielle Revlock, Joao da Silva, Aaron Cromie,…
Read more.

Letter to the Editor: Deborah Jowitt on CORD/SDHS

To the Editors: I'm finally seizing the moment to thank thINKingDANCE for stimulating the, well. . . THINKING about dance and bringing dance writers…
Read more.


Public Square

P.S. 41: Art and Activism

 With PHL dancers marching this past weekend for #blacklivesmatter and mobilized to help Dance/UP, the role of artists in working to effect change is palpable. How does activism relate to your life as an artist?

view the full conversation

 

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 three years later, we've published over five hundred articles drawing attention to Philadelphia’s robust and diverse dance community. Read more.

Support thINKingDANCE

through Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Contributions for the purposes of thINKingDANCE are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Donate HERE! Thank you.

 

Help spread the word



Join Our Mailing List





Join

   

Funding:

thINKingDANCE gratefully acknowledges support from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund and from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.