Upping the ante on dance coverage and conversation
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

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's male and female performers' 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 Pennsylvania Ballet settle, take root, and flourish.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
May 16, 2017

The Art of the Subtle Reveal
Photo: Darryl Moran

The Art of the Subtle Reveal

The simplicity of their movement has a beautifully muffled quality; hushed and gentle, like snow.

Kat Sullivan
June 2, 2017

A Crazy Beautiful Hope for Connection
Photo: Lindsay Browning

A Crazy Beautiful Hope for Connection

As humans, we cannot be only solitary, nor can we be only collective.

Janna Meiring
June 3, 2017

Other Lives
Photo: Kate Raines/Plate3Photography

Other Lives

If a voice inside your head told you to follow someone, would you?

Carolyn Merritt
June 5, 2017

Barking at Your Battles
Photo: Ian Douglas

Barking at Your Battles

The audience follows the teen identified as Dog Girl through an array of coming-of-age heartaches and triumphs.

Whitney Weinstein
June 12, 2017

We Are Where We Came From
Photo: Adam Reign

We Are Where We Came From

Rosie Herrera’s pairing of sets and props with resonant personal symbols seamlessly blended the past and the present.

Andrew Sargus Klein
June 13, 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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A Bit About Us

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

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