Upping the ante on dance coverage and conversation
Between Clearly and Darkly—A Dance from Leslie Bush
Photo: Rob Li

Between Clearly and Darkly—A Dance from Leslie Bush

A duet with oneself, physical and virtual.

Jonathan Stein
February 25, 2020

The Cruel Optimism of Cheer
Photo: Netflix

The Cruel Optimism of Cheer

Why do we attach to things that hurt us?

Emma Cohen
February 25, 2020

Home Is When We Breathe Together
Photo: Juliana Wall

Home Is When We Breathe Together

An intergenerational examination of home.

Leslie Bush
February 29, 2020

A Perfect World?
Photo: Paola Nogueras

A Perfect World?

Babel explores government intervention in reproductive policy as a strategy for survival.

Carolyn Merritt
March 1, 2020

Connecting Amidst Chaos—PDP presents Dance Up Close
Photo: Mohan Rao

Connecting Amidst Chaos—PDP presents Dance Up Close

The setup amplified each artist's response to the current state of the world.

Janna Meiring
March 10, 2020

Confronting Ugliness in Ballet’s Beauty
Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

Confronting Ugliness in Ballet’s Beauty

PAB’s production of La Bayadère stimulates reflection on cultural appropriation.

Colin Murray
March 12, 2020

A Ballet Biography: Marius Petipa’s Life and Work
Photographer unknown

A Ballet Biography: Marius Petipa’s Life and Work

At last, a full-length biography of Marius Petipa.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
March 14, 2020

Fowl Play at the Gershman Y
Photo: Jonathan Stein

Fowl Play at the Gershman Y

Seven tiny takes, by tD authors and friends, on da Corte’s re-interpretation of Kaprow’s “Chicken.”

Jonathan Stein
March 15, 2020

Coming Together—Figuratively, Not Literally—for Dance
Photo: William Ristow

Coming Together—Figuratively, Not Literally—for Dance

Dance goes digital during the COVID-19 pandemic

Kristi Yeung
March 21, 2020

Foreign Tongues Speak a Common Body Language at Kimmel Center
Photo: David Visnji

Foreign Tongues Speak a Common Body Language at Kimmel Center

How does the body reflect or reject the meaning of language?

Kristen Shahverdian
March 22, 2020

From the Home Studio: Lessons from Gaga Online in a Global Crisis
Photo: Christina Catanese

From the Home Studio: Lessons from Gaga Online in a Global Crisis

Ohad Naharin’s movement practice, offered online for the first time, is uniquely suited to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Christina Catanese
April 3, 2020

A COVID-Era Conversation with Thomas Choinacky
Photo: Mira Treatman

A COVID-Era Conversation with Thomas Choinacky

Grieving a performance amidst immeasurable international loss.

Mira Treatman
April 3, 2020

News

COVID-19 and Dance: Resources to Keep Us Moving

This article will continue to be updated as new resources become available. Last updated: April 1, 2020. It is not hyperbolic to say that everyone, everywhere,…
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tD Writers Learn from Theatre of the Oppressed

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, thINKingDANCE writers had the opportunity to work intensively with theatre artist and educator Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews …
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A New Partnership: thINKingDANCE and See Chicago Dance

We are delighted this month (October) to initiate an exchange between thINKingDANCE and See Chicago Dance  (SCD), an exchange that will allow dancers…
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