Upping the ante on dance coverage and conversation
Dwelling on the Past and Present
Photo: Peterson Goodwyn

Dwelling on the Past and Present

A short, bitter-sweet reminiscence on home and loss, thoughtfully presented.

Joseph Ahmed
September 17, 2021

Klassic Contemporary Ballet Company’s “Return to Müvment” Brings a Return to Joy
Photo: Brandon Wyche

Klassic Contemporary Ballet Company’s “Return to Müvment” Brings a Return to Joy

Dancers fill the stage, inviting me into their realm through silent narrative.

Lauren Putty White
September 17, 2021

Dawn States Dancers Speak for Themselves
Photo: Dawn States

Dawn States Dancers Speak for Themselves

Description is less necessary when the work is already beautifully narrated by the dancers themselves.

Kara Nepomuceno
September 18, 2021

Club for One
Photo: Wide Eyed Images

Club for One

Can a solo pleasure performance become a communal experience?

Lu Donovan
September 19, 2021

Nanay: Tagalog for Mother
Photo: Jasmine Lynea

Nanay: Tagalog for Mother

The dancers chart their ancestral matrilineal stories onto their bodies and into the grass.

Kalila Kingsford Smith
September 20, 2021

Kyle Marshall’s Film “Stellar” Takes Us On A Voyage
Photo: Maria Baranova

Kyle Marshall’s Film “Stellar” Takes Us On A Voyage

Dancers blend like chameleons with the space, moving along the ground, against the wall, and between stage lights.

Lauren Putty White
September 30, 2021

Intentionally Rasquache
Photo: Johanna Austin

Intentionally Rasquache

“What if, instead of putting kids in cages, we put kids on stages?”

Miryam Coppersmith
October 2, 2021

Take It Off (hers/ours/yours)
Photo: Miryam Coppersmith

Take It Off (hers/ours/yours)

The simple act of undressing is imbued with more significance when it is performed with careful attention.

Emilee Lord
October 2, 2021

Motel Montana: Where Fantasy and Reality Coincide
Photo: Garrett Matthew

Motel Montana: Where Fantasy and Reality Coincide

A narrative of narratives exists beyond each door

Whitney Weinstein
October 3, 2021

Gamer Dance Deconstructs Binaries
photo by Amber Johnston

Gamer Dance Deconstructs Binaries

In this world, everyone’s name is Chad. All Chads are gay for all other Chads.

Lu Donovan
October 6, 2021

Cabaret Meets Outdoor Queer Dance Party in RUB HARDER
Photo: courtesy of JUNK

Cabaret Meets Outdoor Queer Dance Party in RUB HARDER

Jasmine Zieroff brings choreographed eroticism to the Fringe

Karl Surkan
October 12, 2021

What Are Your Waters? (A kōrero with Jack Gray)
Photo: Jinki Cambronero

What Are Your Waters? (A kōrero with Jack Gray)

Gray has created a world of practices which call into the room a thousand years of knowledge and resistance in the face of colonialism, and grounding in ancestry

nikolai mckenzie ben rema
October 14, 2021

News

Announcing Artists for the Decolonizing Dance Writing: International Exchange Project

Congratulations to Emmanuel Cudjoe (Ghana), Juan Felipe Miranda Medina (Peru), Jack Gray (Aotearoa/New Zealand), Umeshi Rajeendra (Sri Lanka) and Diana…
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Introducing Our New Writers

tD is thrilled to welcome nine new writers to our roster. Joining the writing team are: Joseph Ahmed, Lu Donovan, Caitlin Green, Nadia Khayrallah, Nikolai…
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thINKingDANCE (tD) is committed to supporting our roster of writers through equitable pay, editorial support, education efforts, and opportunities for…
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