thINKingDANCE is a consortium of dance artists and writers who work together to provide critical coverage for dance, to build audiences for dance, and to foster the art of dance writing in Philadelphia and beyond. thINKingDANCE increases visibility for dance, encourages new forms of dance writing, broadens the scope of dance coverage, and increases audience receptivity to dance. We do this through partnerships and live events, as well as at thinkingdance.net, our online dance journal. We train and educate our writers through regular workshops with visiting dance writers, monthly peer-critique sessions, and an uncommonly rigorous two-tiered editing process. Founded in 2011, thINKingDANCE is currently thirty writers strong.
We publish reviews, features, interviews, think pieces and newly emerging formats. Have something in mind you'd like to see? Let us know.
Our staff is:
Editor-in-Chief -- Dr. Lynn M. Brooks
General Manager -- Chris Deephouse
Managing Editor -- Alen Amini
Non-Profit Board -- Jonathan Stein (Chair), Terry Fox, Debbie Shapiro (Treasurer), Chris Deephouse
Editorial Board -- Dr. Lynn M. Brooks (Head), Ellen Chenoweth, Miryam Coppersmith, Julius Ferraro, Carolyn Merritt, Kalila Kingsford Smith, Becca Weber
Education -- Janna Meiring (Head), Anna Drozdowski, Patricia Graham, Jonathan Stein, Whitney Weinstein
Communications -- Chris Deephouse (Head), Becca Weber, Kalila Kingsford Smith, Kat Sullivan, Zornitsa Stoyanova
Hospitality -- Whitney Weinstein
The full list of our current and former writers is here.
thINKingDANCE gratefully acknowledges support from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund and from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.