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The Deafening Silence of Dance Organizations
Photo: Marc Kirby

The Deafening Silence of Dance Organizations

You must say something, and after that you must do something.

Gregory King
June 12, 2020

Shifting Needs
Photo: Zornitsa Stoyanova

Shifting Needs

“if there’s anything I want to share, it would be the sound of glass being smashed.”

Miryam Coppersmith
June 15, 2020

Town Hall Seeks Solutions to Dismantling White Supremacy
Photo: J. Bouey

Town Hall Seeks Solutions to Dismantling White Supremacy

The Dance Union Town Hall for Collective Action was more than a forum for people to vent their rage and frustration.

Darcy Grabenstein
June 17, 2020

16 GIFs Experienced in the Break/Room
Photo: riffnote on Tenor

16 GIFs Experienced in the Break/Room

BREAK/ROOM Conversations try to get our field to new places.

Ellen Chenoweth
June 20, 2020

BalletX Premieres Short Dance Films About Life in Lockdown
Screenshot courtesy of BalletX

BalletX Premieres Short Dance Films About Life in Lockdown

Rena Butler’s “The Under Way” stands out for connecting the Underground Railroad and BLM Movement.

Kristi Yeung
June 21, 2020

Holding Dance Institutions Accountable: An Interview with Amalia Colón-Nava
Photo: Amalia Colón-Nava

Holding Dance Institutions Accountable: An Interview with Amalia Colón-Nava

No more! We cannot stand for this anymore.

Mira Treatman
June 22, 2020

An Interview with Iquail Shaheed Part 2: The Future of the Dance Institution
Photo: Rachel Neville

An Interview with Iquail Shaheed Part 2: The Future of the Dance Institution

We should do a cultural audit and make it just as rigorous as a financial audit in order for us to get grant funds.

Mira Treatman
June 26, 2020

An Interview with Iquail Shaheed Part 1: Black Love and Tenderness on Stage
Photo: Rachel Neville

An Interview with Iquail Shaheed Part 1: Black Love and Tenderness on Stage

At a moment when those narratives of Black death were all on stage, we came in and it was just about love and tenderness.

Mira Treatman
June 26, 2020

Embracing Uncertainty
Photo: Matthew McLaughlin

Embracing Uncertainty

While tango dancers wait to embrace again, this collective pause offers time and space.

Carolyn Merritt
June 26, 2020

A Fluid Constant: Dr. Halifu Osumare’s Dancing in Blackness
Photo: Courtesy of Halifu Osumare

A Fluid Constant: Dr. Halifu Osumare’s Dancing in Blackness

Dr. Halifu Osumare’s memoir weaves personal stories together with histories of Black dance.

Leslie Bush
June 30, 2020

Moving Lessons: Relearning Our History as Dance Educators
Photo: University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives

Moving Lessons: Relearning Our History as Dance Educators

H’Doubler didn’t teach from a codified movement technique, and valued improvisation and discovery above all.

Eleanor Goudie-Averill
July 4, 2020

Meaningfulness: Process Project in Times of COVID
Photo: fidget

Meaningfulness: Process Project in Times of COVID

Performances infused with the reflection and thoughtfulness of lived experience

Rhonda Moore
July 13, 2020

News

Editorial Change Upcoming at tD

Having become thINKingDANCE editor-in-chief on Jan. 1, 2019, I write here with the news that I am stepping down from that role in the course of the next…
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POSTPONED: Join thINKingDANCE for a Virtual Write Back Atcha

*Note: In respect for those protesting and mourning, thINKingDANCE postponed this event. New dates will be posted later in June. On Monday, June 1st,…
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COVID-19 Financial Resources for the Philadelphia Dance Community

In the months since COVID-19 was named a global pandemic,  significant amounts of information     and resources have become available. Seemingly every…
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