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Dance Like a Mother
Photo: Caitlin Scholl

Dance Like a Mother

Two working-parent-artists premiere a collaboration years in the making.

Mira Treatman
September 24, 2022

Untitled and Real
Photo: Christopher Duggan

Untitled and Real

Abraham’s movement vocabulary is a wonder of integration and versatility.

Patricia Graham
September 26, 2022

I present a present presently
Photo: Amber Johnston

I present a present presently

Stacking on bones like a winter blizzard...time can accumulate/elongate and backflip on itself.

nikolai mckenzie ben rema
September 27, 2022

Existing in a Trapped World: A Write Back Atcha
Photo: Brian Mengini

Existing in a Trapped World: A Write Back Atcha

Striving to stay human in tosses, spins, and synchronized flash dances.

Miryam Coppersmith
September 29, 2022

The Multilayered Selfhood of Shavon Norris
Photo: Danielle Currica

The Multilayered Selfhood of Shavon Norris

She calls on us to bear withness.

Shayla-Vie Jenkins
September 29, 2022

Jérôme Bel
Photo: Johanna Austin

Jérôme Bel

Performance is the most beautiful thing in the world.

Emilee Lord
October 3, 2022

Movement and Words Collide
Photo: Andrés Gonzalez-Bonillas

Movement and Words Collide

From words on paper to feet on the ground, workshop participants mix it up.

Darcy Grabenstein
October 23, 2022

Floored
Photo: Maria Baranova

Floored

Maybe you dance. You are a part of it.

Emilee Lord
October 24, 2022

Dances take shape at Grounds For Sculpture
Photo: Ann Robideaux

Dances take shape at Grounds For Sculpture

In Mud Baths, choreographers dig deep for inspiration

Darcy Grabenstein
October 25, 2022

A dance of remembrance
Photo: Malaya Ulan

A dance of remembrance

A remembering of those who transcended into the afterlife, a naming of the pain and suffering of Black gay men during the AIDS epidemic

Anito Gavino
October 25, 2022

Feminist Latina Dance Making: An Interview with Marlen Puello
Photo: Paloma Guzman

Feminist Latina Dance Making: An Interview with Marlen Puello

“It should be possible to enjoy the same privileges as male artists.”

Joy-Marie Thompson
November 3, 2022

A Cross-species Movement Dialogue Between Agency and Vulnerability
Photo: Cardell Dance Theatre

A Cross-species Movement Dialogue Between Agency and Vulnerability

The choreography sends dancers through an embodied dialogue between agency and vulnerability, expressed by their use of weight, and one another.

Caitlin Green
November 27, 2022

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thINKingDANCE Partners with Cannonball Festival 2022

This year, Cannonball Festival and thINKingDANCE join forces to encourage audiences and performers to deepen their experience of the festival through writing.…
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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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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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