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Feminist Latina Dance Making: An Interview with Marlen Puello
Photo: Paloma Guzman

Feminist Latina Dance Making: An Interview with Marlen Puello

“It should be possible to enjoy the same privileges as male artists.”

Joy-Marie Thompson
November 3, 2022

A Cross-species Movement Dialogue Between Agency and Vulnerability
Photo: Cardell Dance Theatre

A Cross-species Movement Dialogue Between Agency and Vulnerability

An embodied dialogue between agency and vulnerability, expressed by their use of weight, and one another.

Caitlin Green
November 27, 2022

Book Review: Getting Down to the Roots of Jazz Dance
Photo: Noel Bégin/Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

Book Review: Getting Down to the Roots of Jazz Dance

The Africanist aesthetic as essential to jazz dance theory, pedagogy, and choreography.

Darcy Grabenstein
December 9, 2022

Kulu Mele Celebrates Maturation and Fellowship—Past, Present, Future
Photo: Jaci Downs

Kulu Mele Celebrates Maturation and Fellowship—Past, Present, Future

I wrote in my notes, “I know they gotta be tired!”with about seven exclamation points, only 10 minutes into the 90-minute program.

Caitlin Green
December 9, 2022

Reclaiming the Village
Photo: Kidlat Fajardo Canlas

Reclaiming the Village

Ani/MalayaWorks invite the community to join their intimate investigation of immigration, colonization, family, and home.

Ella-Gabriel Mason
December 16, 2022

Spirits in the Space
Photo: Daniel Jackson/Embassy Interactive

Spirits in the Space

John Dowell and his collaborators create a cathedral at the Barnes.

Ellen Chenoweth
December 17, 2022

Using Our Bodies as Sites of Restful Resistance
Photo: Laura Bustillos Jaquez

Using Our Bodies as Sites of Restful Resistance

Healing ourselves by rescripting the script.

Darcy Grabenstein
December 21, 2022

Y'all Come to See A Fight?
Photo: Mark Garvin

Y'all Come to See A Fight?

Heavy are the shoulders that carry the weight of an entire race’s future.

Sophiann Mahalia Moore
December 24, 2022

Testing stereotypes through physical comedy
Photo: Ashley Berkman

Testing stereotypes through physical comedy

Five clowns visit Miniball’s stage, concluding the festival with crude jokes and a disappointing lack of care.

Lu Donovan
January 8, 2023

Poetry (and Prose) in Motion
Photo: Grant McMillan

Poetry (and Prose) in Motion

Dance interpretation of written works wows writers at weekend workshop

Darcy Grabenstein
January 23, 2023

Dance as an Exploration of Love, Pain, and Performance
Still image from Downstage

Dance as an Exploration of Love, Pain, and Performance

Watching the film felt like the motion-picture equivalent of flipping through an old photo album.

Caitlin Green
January 26, 2023

A Shared Rhythm: Interview with Palestinian Dancer Mohammed Smahneh
Photo: Whitney Browne

A Shared Rhythm: Interview with Palestinian Dancer Mohammed Smahneh

Fusing Dabke, Hip Hop, contemporary dance, and puppetry.

Nadia Khayrallah
January 27, 2023

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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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