Photo: Peterson Goodwyn
Dwelling on the Past and Present
A short, bitter-sweet reminiscence on home and loss, thoughtfully presented.
Photo: Brandon Wyche
Klassic Contemporary Ballet Company’s “Return to Müvment” Brings a Return to Joy
Dancers fill the stage, inviting me into their realm through silent narrative.
Lauren Putty White
Photo: Dawn States
Dawn States Dancers Speak for Themselves
Description is less necessary when the work is already beautifully narrated by the dancers themselves.
Photo: Wide Eyed Images
Club for One
Can a solo pleasure performance become a communal experience?
Photo: Jasmine Lynea
Nanay: Tagalog for Mother
The dancers chart their ancestral matrilineal stories onto their bodies and into the grass.
Kalila Kingsford Smith
Photo: Maria Baranova
Kyle Marshall’s Film “Stellar” Takes Us On A Voyage
Dancers blend like chameleons with the space, moving along the ground, against the wall, and between stage lights.
Lauren Putty White
Photo: Johanna Austin
“What if, instead of putting kids in cages, we put kids on stages?”
Photo: Miryam Coppersmith
Take It Off (hers/ours/yours)
The simple act of undressing is imbued with more significance when it is performed with careful attention.
Photo: Garrett Matthew
Motel Montana: Where Fantasy and Reality Coincide
A narrative of narratives exists beyond each door
photo by Amber Johnston
Gamer Dance Deconstructs Binaries
In this world, everyone’s name is Chad. All Chads are gay for all other Chads.
Photo: courtesy of JUNK
Cabaret Meets Outdoor Queer Dance Party in RUB HARDER
Jasmine Zieroff brings choreographed eroticism to the Fringe
Photo: Jinki Cambronero
What Are Your Waters? (A kōrero with Jack Gray)
Gray has created a world of practices which call into the room a thousand years of knowledge and resistance in the face of colonialism, and grounding in ancestry
nikolai mckenzie ben rema
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…
Introducing Our New Writers
tD is thrilled to welcome nine new writers to our roster. Joining the writing team are:
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thINKingDANCE (tD) is committed to supporting our roster of writers through equitable pay, editorial support, education efforts, and opportunities for…
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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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