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Sadness in the Mainframe
Photo: Navi

Sadness in the Mainframe

Wouldn’t it be great if you could place a call and have all your problems solved?

Darcy Grabenstein
November 1, 2020

Shifting Images in an Impermanent Space
Photo: Kaitlin Santoro

Shifting Images in an Impermanent Space

Three performances re-imagine public space at Cherry Street Pier.

Leslie Bush
November 2, 2020

Philadanco: Meeting the Moment
Photo: Julieannie Harris

Philadanco: Meeting the Moment

Philadanco’s livestream performance touched on painfully timely themes.

Christina Catanese
November 5, 2020

Putting the Pandemic into Words
Photo: Bob Sweeny

Putting the Pandemic into Words

What do writers do during the pandemic? They take online writing workshops, of course.

Darcy Grabenstein
November 9, 2020

KYL/D’s Inhale Series Moves to Screendance
Photo: Annielille "Ani" Gavino

KYL/D’s Inhale Series Moves to Screendance

Screendance is an emerging and evolving art form, a pas de deux of camera work and choreography.

Annielille (Ani) Gavino
November 15, 2020

Appreciate or Appropriate
Photo: Lisette Marie Flanary

Appreciate or Appropriate

A film captures the complex globalization of hula dance in Tokyo.

Leila Mire
November 16, 2020

Orthodoxy, Unzipped
Photo: Whitney Browne

Orthodoxy, Unzipped

Ariel Rivka Dance’s virtual premiere captures what it means to truly break free.

Darcy Grabenstein
November 22, 2020

Ntozake Shange Expresses the Poetry of Black Dance
Photo: Emma Cohen

Ntozake Shange Expresses the Poetry of Black Dance

In the new book Dance We Do, the line between language and movement is erased

Emma Cohen
November 23, 2020

A Journey through Flamenco with Elba Hevia y Vaca
Photo: Aidan Un

A Journey through Flamenco with Elba Hevia y Vaca

Flamenco is how Hevia y Vaca has “made sense of the world.”

Kristen Shahverdian
November 23, 2020

A Songfest for the Silly
Photo: Juniper Productions

A Songfest for the Silly

Juniper Productions' MUSICALS WITH FRIENDS mixes up musical theatre, laughing, and polls

Whitney Weinstein
November 24, 2020

BalletX: Filming On Site
Photo: Elliot deBruyn

BalletX: Filming On Site

When is a place another dancer? When is it a hazy backdrop? When is it trying to tell you something?

Christina Catanese
November 25, 2020

Aviva Makes the Right Moves, But Not Without Missteps
Photo: Courtesy Aviva

Aviva Makes the Right Moves, But Not Without Missteps

The film Aviva features dancers in its experimental representations of gender.

Kristi Yeung
November 29, 2020

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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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