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A Presence that is Unquestionable
Photo: Sarah Atunrase

A Presence that is Unquestionable

There’s a palpable sense of catharsis.

Miryam Coppersmith
September 16, 2022

Centering Palestinian Pleasure and Agency
Photo credit: Marlene Ramirez-Cancio and Cheyenne Gil

Centering Palestinian Pleasure and Agency

Eat Me Baladi engages fragmentation to embody wholeness.

Ella-Gabriel Mason
September 16, 2022

Who’s a Sexy Finch?
Photo: Rexxi

Who’s a Sexy Finch?

Bower Bird fills the intimate MAAS studio with drag, movement, and video to humorously explore how we perform gender and elicit the attention of our desired mates.

Ella-Gabriel Mason
September 20, 2022

High Noon Revives the Cowboy Trope with Black, Queer Culture
Photo: Angel Edwards, dancer Oliver Spencer, VD by Jordan Deal

High Noon Revives the Cowboy Trope with Black, Queer Culture

With both roaring and solacing soundscapes, we wander through the psyche of a cowboy.

Caitlin Green
September 22, 2022

Magnum Opus: I hate my work
Photo: Jeffrey Bare

Magnum Opus: I hate my work

A witty mockery of artist self-aggrandizement.

Emilee Lord
September 23, 2022

Sister Bitch Intensity: A Write Back Atcha
Photo: Bela Shehu

Sister Bitch Intensity: A Write Back Atcha

Was the hair leading the head or was the head leading the hair?

Miryam Coppersmith
September 23, 2022

Intimacy, Connection, and Personal Journeys at Mio / Tuyo / Nuestro
Photo: Carne Viva Dance Theater

Intimacy, Connection, and Personal Journeys at Mio / Tuyo / Nuestro

A celebration of many identities and expressions.

Kalila Kingsford Smith
September 24, 2022

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

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

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

News

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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thINKingDANCE gratefully acknowledges support from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Critical Minded, Visibility Impact Fund, COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL, and from our readers and other individual donors.

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