Photo: Bill Hebert
Improvisation in the Virtual Frame
From her hometown of Sofia, Bulgaria, Stoyanova led an international group of dancers through her improvisational practice.
Photo: Kenwyn Samuel and Hook & Loop
VISIBILITYtalks: Hook & Loop
First in a series of video conversations in collaboration with Philadelphia-area artists on the Disability Spectrum.
Photo: Sanchel Brown
Home is underneath your feet
Her dance journey from Baltimore to New Orleans to Senegal showed her burning desire to trace her own lineage.
Annielille (Ani) Gavino
Photo: Leila Mire
A “Life in Dance” or a White Lie
For POC dancers, “success” in elite institutions demands compliance above all else.
Intentional Reemergence: dreaming the aftertime
I realize that being in a community takes practice, and I am out of practice.
Photo: Ryan Walter Wagner
Navigating Conflict Through Bharata Natyam
How do bharata natyam artists navigate conditions of globalization and conflict, even as they advocate for peace?
Photo: Richard Fleischman
Finding Collective Genius between Earth and Ice
The directors of Brownbody discuss honoring the collective and centering Blackness—on the ice.
Photo: Erik Carter and courtesy of thomas defrantz
thomas defrantz and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko at Moving Bodies, Social Justice
“What a thing, to have a technology available that registers feeling as an achievement.”
Photo: Johanna Austin
Being Moved: Honoring Manfred Fischbeck (1940-2021)
Manfred Fishbeck left an indelible mark on the Philadelphia dance scene.
Cover Image: Kevin Guy; Photo: Zoe Litaker
Queer Dance is Capacious
The Queer Dance anthology refuses to stay neatly in its book binding.
Photo: Wilma Theater
A New Hamlet Centers Black and Queer Characters
Wilma Theater’s Fat Ham explores violence and joy at a Southern backyard barbecue.
Photo: Rob Li
Pinch Me, I’m Dreaming of Dance
Dream Chapters welcomes outdoor performance with a personal vibe and six dynamic solos.
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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