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More Than Just Girls' Games: Lily Kind's "Wolfthicket"
Photo: Johanna Austin

More Than Just Girls' Games: Lily Kind's "Wolfthicket"

An invigorating exploration and reinvention of childhood "girls' games".

Joseph Ahmed
September 6, 2021

An Ungainly Kind of Gorgeous
Photo: Marina Cherry

An Ungainly Kind of Gorgeous

Through stages of quiet rite, disturbing contortion, and macabre hilarity, Marina Cherry takes us somewhere both private and performative.

Emilee Lord
September 10, 2021

Mirror! Light! Action!
Photo: Pip Fort

Mirror! Light! Action!

A physical theater piece with bursts, hesitations, and falls in a game of light, images, objects, and themselves

Emilee Lord
September 10, 2021

Portraits of Illusion and Collapse: OhOk at Fringe
Photo: Britt Davis

Portraits of Illusion and Collapse: OhOk at Fringe

Dreams, theatrics, ruminations, and inversions structure the Berlin-based collective’s latest dance film.

Kara Nepomuceno
September 11, 2021

I Was Waiting For You
Photo: John Chandler Hawthorne

I Was Waiting For You

This piece was done gently enough, generously enough, that the themes of personal grief and loss came through without a heavy hand.

Emilee Lord
September 12, 2021

Shayla-Vie Jenkins Reveals Long-Buried Histories
Photo: Jonathan Stein

Shayla-Vie Jenkins Reveals Long-Buried Histories

A transcendent experience mining the racial history of the Christ Church Burial Ground.

Jonathan Stein
September 12, 2021

Dancing into the New Year
Photo: Augustina Iohan

Dancing into the New Year

Flipping through the Jewish calendar, one dance at a time

Darcy Grabenstein
September 14, 2021

Dwelling on the Past and Present
Photo: Peterson Goodwyn

Dwelling on the Past and Present

A short, bitter-sweet reminiscence on home and loss, thoughtfully presented.

Joseph Ahmed
September 17, 2021

Klassic Contemporary Ballet Company’s “Return to Müvment” Brings a Return to Joy
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
September 17, 2021

Dawn States Dancers Speak for Themselves
Photo: Dawn States

Dawn States Dancers Speak for Themselves

Description is less necessary when the work is already beautifully narrated by the dancers themselves.

Kara Nepomuceno
September 18, 2021

Club for One
Photo: Wide Eyed Images

Club for One

Can a solo pleasure performance become a communal experience?

Lu Donovan
September 19, 2021

Nanay: Tagalog for Mother
Photo: Jasmine Lynea

Nanay: Tagalog for Mother

The dancers chart their ancestral matrilineal stories onto their bodies and into the grass.

Kalila Kingsford Smith
September 20, 2021

News

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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Introducing Our New Writers

tD is thrilled to welcome nine new writers to our roster. Joining the writing team are: Joseph Ahmed, Lu Donovan, Caitlin Green, Nadia Khayrallah, Nikolai…
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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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