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Koresh: In “Process,” Under Examination
Photo: Frank Bicking

Koresh: In “Process,” Under Examination

I feel assailed by these questions when watching this choreography, and I wonder whom to hold accountable.

Kalila Kingsford Smith
October 28, 2016

Good Women Dancers Give Life
Photo: Addison Scurlock

Good Women Dancers Give Life

The women memorably describe their lives in show business, shaped by the double discrimination of race and gender.

Ellen Chenoweth
November 5, 2016

Fading Dreams in PA Ballet’s Cinderella
Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

Fading Dreams in PA Ballet’s Cinderella

Once upon a time the ballet was an enchanting place. Has the magic of the proscenium waned?

Whitney Weinstein
November 8, 2016

Erotic Divine, Born of Structural Space
Photo: Paula Court

Erotic Divine, Born of Structural Space

Undersweet dedicates rigorous attention to the unfolding of now, trimmed of nostalgic fat.

Jenna Horton
November 9, 2016

SaltSoul: Interrogating Loss and Large Scale Tragedies
Photo: Carlos Avendaño

SaltSoul: Interrogating Loss and Large Scale Tragedies

The duet by Kim and Ramirez is stunning, full of longing, gentleness and mild eroticism.

Zornitsa Stoyanova
November 15, 2016

What is Revolutionary about PA Ballet’s Revolution?
Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

What is Revolutionary about PA Ballet’s Revolution?

Perhaps it's revolutionary to have a local non-ballet choreographer set a work on PAB.

Kalila Kingsford Smith
November 19, 2016

Eyes on Guys at CINARS
Photo: Myriam Levent Erutku

Eyes on Guys at CINARS

Beyond the booths, and between official CINARS showcases and Off-CINARS performances, there were more shows than anyone could attend.

Megan Bridge
November 25, 2016

How is a Ballet Like a Plane Explosion?
Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

How is a Ballet Like a Plane Explosion?

In transition, we experience, momentarily, what we leave behind and where we are going.

Jenna Horton
November 26, 2016

Sharing and holding this space with you
Photo: Andrew Sargus Klein

Sharing and holding this space with you

Immersive dance intersects with election night trauma.

Andrew Sargus Klein
November 29, 2016

Empowered Responses to Occupation from Palestinian Contemporary Dance
Photo: Raof Haj-yihia

Empowered Responses to Occupation from Palestinian Contemporary Dance

Social, political and creatively occupied space.

Jonathan Stein
November 29, 2016

Jean & Terry: Venturing Out of the Ordinary
Photo: Ilan Bachrach

Jean & Terry: Venturing Out of the Ordinary

A multi-layered trip into the idea of Universal Consciousness.

Janna Meiring
December 1, 2016

Embodying Diasporic History
Photo: Meredith Hanafi

Embodying Diasporic History

A vibrantly woven tapestry of sound and movement.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
December 3, 2016

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Credit Where Credit is Due - a Letter to the Editor (of The New Yorker)

Joan Acocella, whose writing on tap master Savion Glover in The New Yorker has impressed me greatly, recently published this review of a new history of…
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New Writers!

thINKing DANCE is thrilled to invite a group of new writers into our midst. This summer we had the privilege of reviewing dozens of queries from some remarkable…
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