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We Are Their Bones
Photo: JinkiCambronero

We Are Their Bones

Disentanglement from colonial mindsets begins with telling ancestral stories and truths, starting at their coordinates without apology.

nikolai mckenzie ben rema
November 12, 2021

Sharp Dance Company: The Other Side is Looking Bright
Leave It To Me Photography

Sharp Dance Company: The Other Side is Looking Bright

Grounded stomping of the feet, rib cage thrusts and pelvic distortions really displayed the body in a mesmerizing way and drew me in with a kinetic energy.

Lauren Putty White
November 18, 2021

Somatic Techniques, Self- Reflection, and Transformation as Tools for Embodying Reconciliation - Cuerpos para la Reconciliación
Photo: Yurany Pabón

Somatic Techniques, Self- Reflection, and Transformation as Tools for Embodying Reconciliation - Cuerpos para la Reconciliación

Decolonizing starts with self.

Lauren Putty White
December 2, 2021

Time Transforming Truth
Photo: April Rose

Time Transforming Truth

Sincerity Project #4 didn’t feel like a departure from the first three, but the continuation of a Big-Bang-like expansion.

Miryam Coppersmith
December 16, 2021

Intrepid: Complexions Contemporary Ballet Dances Freedom
Photo: Jacobo Calvo

Intrepid: Complexions Contemporary Ballet Dances Freedom

Rhoden’s choreography is laced with an edge of sweaty, carefree sexuality.

Dana Nichols
December 17, 2021

EQUATORS' Climate Change Terror
Photo: Icebox Projects Space.

EQUATORS' Climate Change Terror

Brown skinned arms slowly stretch across and into the surface of melting ice.

Jonathan Stein
December 23, 2021

Tearing the Snail Shells (Based on the True Story of Emmanuel Cudjoe)
Photo: Joshua

Tearing the Snail Shells (Based on the True Story of Emmanuel Cudjoe)

Is it possible to decolonize dance writing without resorting to master’s tools?

Annielille (Ani) Gavino
January 8, 2022

Triggering Empathy Through The Body
Photo: Maria Jose Bejarano

Triggering Empathy Through The Body

Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) and bodily practices as tools for peacemaking, reconciliation and community building.

Lauren Putty White
January 8, 2022

Técnicas somáticas, autorreflexión y transformación como herramientas para Embodying Reconciliation - Cuerpos para la Reconciliación
Jeremy Carter Gordon

Técnicas somáticas, autorreflexión y transformación como herramientas para Embodying Reconciliation - Cuerpos para la Reconciliación

Lauren Putty White
January 16, 2022

The Floor Wipers: A Comedy’s Call for Action
Photo: The Wilma Theater

The Floor Wipers: A Comedy’s Call for Action

With masks on, mops in hand, and opinions to share, this duo takes us on a journey of being a brown, working-class female.

Lauren Putty White
January 21, 2022

The Whitewashing of Appalachian Music & Dance
Appalachian Dance by John Lewis Krimmel

The Whitewashing of Appalachian Music & Dance

From music of the enslaved to modern square dancing, we’ve come full circle.

Darcy Grabenstein
January 22, 2022

The Politics of Our Comfort
Photo: Nir Arieli

The Politics of Our Comfort

“If you’re in a shit hole but you look fucking amazing, that’s empowering.”

Emilee Lord
January 27, 2022

News

Collection: tD Deepens Conversations around Decolonization

In 2020, I sought out a way to interrogate the positionality of Black writers and Black dancing bodies in context to America’s tempestuous history of…
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Collection: tD Considers Consent

My interest in documenting issues of consent in performance   goes  all the way back to the first article I ever wrote for thINKingDANCE. I had just…
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Announcing Artists for the Decolonizing Dance Writing: International Exchange Project

Congratulations to Emmanuel Cudjoe (Ghana), Juan Felipe Miranda Medina (Peru), Jack Gray (Aotearoa/New Zealand), Umeshi Rajeendra (Sri Lanka) and Diana…
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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 1,200 articles drawing attention to the robust and diverse dance community in Philadelphia and beyond. Read more.

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thINKingDANCE gratefully acknowledges support from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Critical Minded, Visibility Impact Fund, COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL, and from our readers and other individual donors.

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