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From the Next Move Studio: Jessica Lang Dance
Photo: Anne-Marie Mulgrew

From the Next Move Studio: Jessica Lang Dance

Pressing my arm down, I undulate into a backbend, softening my chest backwards. I am the sacrifice.

Kalila Kingsford Smith
April 16, 2017

Marxism, Grotowsky, and a Rational Theater
Photo: Kathryn Raines

Marxism, Grotowsky, and a Rational Theater

In Rodrigue's performance, powerful theater can still take the form of a rational conversation.

Julius Ferraro
April 18, 2017

RAIR Game
Photo: Jillian Jetton

RAIR Game

“Observe yourself observing”: The Landscape Game and reconsidered landscapes.

Jenna Horton
April 19, 2017

Parroting Parrot Talk: A Write Back Atcha Event
Photo: Louise ORourke Photography

Parroting Parrot Talk: A Write Back Atcha Event

When philosophical conversations surface, questions tend to emerge - as answers, as explorations, as response.

Whitney Weinstein
April 22, 2017

Kun-Yang Lin / Dancers: Occupying The Spaces Between
Photo: RobLi Photography

Kun-Yang Lin / Dancers: Occupying The Spaces Between

In preparation for his upcoming performance, SANCTUARY, Kun-Yang Lin deconstructs his creative philosophy.

Kalila Kingsford Smith
April 23, 2017

Getting Lost and Not Found in Thank You For Coming: Play
Photo: Whitney Brewer

Getting Lost and Not Found in Thank You For Coming: Play

Dance here looks like a mix of mismatched language and movements.

Hannah Salzer
April 24, 2017

Crazy Love Letters; Beautiful Break-ups
Photo: Lindsay Browning

Crazy Love Letters; Beautiful Break-ups

"Write Back Atcha" synthesizes audience reflections on Tania Isaac's "crazy beautiful"

Megan Bridge
May 3, 2017

MOBBallet: Website Showcases Black Ballet History

MOBBallet: Website Showcases Black Ballet History

Theresa Ruth Howard believes that "even in the dance community itself, we have a kind of collective amnesia."

Ellen Chenoweth
May 3, 2017

Extreme Physicality: An Interview with Abby Zbikowski

Extreme Physicality: An Interview with Abby Zbikowski

"I’m going back to these really primal needs to move—I learned to survive through the practice of dance."

Carolyn Merritt
May 10, 2017

Internal Security Investigation #100-190707
Photo: Julieta Cervantes

Internal Security Investigation #100-190707

Continued observation recommended.

Ellen Chenoweth
May 13, 2017

From the NextMove Studio: Traditional Training Meets Contemporary Rep
Photo: Anne-Marie Mulgrew

From the NextMove Studio: Traditional Training Meets Contemporary Rep

In ASFB, both male and female performers danced with bold, unabashed intensity.

Kalila Kingsford Smith
May 15, 2017

A Tribute and a Promise – PAB Closes out the Season
Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

A Tribute and a Promise – PAB Closes out the Season

May PAB settle, take root, and flourish.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
May 16, 2017

News

Write Back Atchas - spring 2017

thINKingDANCE will host three free  post-performance “write-back” events after performances in Philadelphia this spring. A Write Back Atcha is a post-show…
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THANK YOU to Our Hatchfund Campaign Donors!

Erinn Liebhard,  Daniele Strawmyre,  Medha Sengupta,  Lynn Brooks,  Neil Greenberg,  Judith Robison, Greg Meiring,  Megan Mizanty,  Ashley Lippolis,…
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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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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 over five hundred articles drawing attention to Philadelphia’s robust and diverse dance community. Read more.

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