Photo: Anthony Dean
Tyner and Timmons: Keeping the Jazz Legacy Alive
This moment captured the meaning behind rhythm in Jazz: constance, lineage, and ongoing journey.
Lauren Putty White
Photo: [La 18] Audovisual del MAC
The World Will Never be The Same: Merián Soto’s Spirals of Connection
The performance spoke to the circularity of return
Lydia Platón Lázaro
Photo: nikolai mckenzie ben rema
Never Running Out of More
#disposableincome…what’s debt anyway, ammiright?!
Nikolai McKenzie Ben Rema
Cartoonist: Jordan Granger
Chronicling Passion for a Life of Dance
The book utilizes stream of consciousness writing, photographs, graphics, and drawings to share Jaye Allison’s viewpoint on a life in the arts.
Photo: Celine Asril
The Future of CI: Part Two - Potentials
Despite the form’s inequities, many continue to find radical potential in Contact Improvisation
Photo: Paul Virtucio; courtesy of Ananya Dance Theatre
Unpacking the buzzword “Decolonization”
Art is a vessel for creative expression, a space of freedom. Yet, here I am, a dancer, dancing to liberate myself from dance itself.
Annielille (Ani) Gavino
Photo: Christopher Ash
Unseen Connections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
A reimagined Philly dance classic spins webs of connection in the PMA’s New Grit: Art & Philly Now exhibition.
Photo: Melissa Wu
10,000 Dreams: Celebrating the Abundance of AAPI Vision
AAPI choreographers and dancers have the power to redefine not just ballet, but dance altogether.
Photo: Kara Nepomuceno
A “more socially just future” reaches beyond drastic changes in ballet’s foundations.
Photo: LaNeshe Miller White
The Painted Bride’s Incubated Artists Take Time to Heal
This Painted Bride cohort blurs the lines separating community, ritual, and performance.
Photo: Jacob Bucko
Philadelphia Dance Theatre Breaks Ground With Alumni Performances and a New Venue
It reminded me that art has life even in stillness.
Lauren Putty White
Photo: Courtesy of J. Bouey Dance Projects
J. Bouey’s Chiron in Leo Reminds Us to Check on the Children
Systemic racism and cisheteropatriarchy intertwine in this story, contributing more labored stakes in this game than meet the untrained eye.
Introducing Our New Writers
tD is thrilled to welcome nine new writers to our roster. Joining the writing team are:
Guest Writer Policy
thINKingDANCE (tD) is committed to supporting our roster of writers through equitable pay, editorial support, education efforts, and opportunities for…
Announcing VISIBILITYtalks Video Series
thINKingDANCE is excited to announce VISIBILITYtalks; a new video series that centers the stories of Philadelphia artists experiencing chronic pain, chronic…
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 1,200 articles drawing attention to the robust and diverse dance community in Philadelphia and beyond. Read more.
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