Upping the ante on dance coverage and conversation
Slain by Beauty
Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

Slain by Beauty

The context of Balanchine and Beyond makes Trisha Brown’s work gleam. A nod to the events of the day would have made the ballet as an institution gleam as well.

Megan Bridge
June 19, 2016

Arrows at Racism in Dance and Beyond: Brenda Dixon Gottschild
Photo: Hellmut Gottschild

Arrows at Racism in Dance and Beyond: Brenda Dixon Gottschild

On dance, her impact, and racism, "the most glaring, tragic, intransigent issue in every sector of the American landscape."

Lynn Matluck Brooks
June 25, 2016

Dance as Palimpsest: Petronio Unplugged
Photo: Grant Friedman

Dance as Palimpsest: Petronio Unplugged

Do all dances become palimpsests over time? Overlaid meanings and overlaid bodies...which we, the audience, can never see fully.

Lauren Samblanet
July 9, 2016

Classical Theatre of Harlem and Elisa Monte Dance: Creating Spaces and Collaborations in Macbeth
Photo: Courtesy of Classical Theater of Harlem

Classical Theatre of Harlem and Elisa Monte Dance: Creating Spaces and Collaborations in Macbeth

Is Shakespeare different when interpreted by the black body?

Gregory King
July 10, 2016

Skyler’s Then and Now

Skyler’s Then and Now

BalletX urges classically-trained dancers to new heights and depths of nimbly explorative, bold, and compelling shape-shifting.

Rhonda Moore
July 14, 2016

In Honor of Black Girl Magic: A Curated Salon at The Colored Girls Museum Festival
Photo: Denise Allen

In Honor of Black Girl Magic: A Curated Salon at The Colored Girls Museum Festival

“Sanctified. This space is now sanctified.” The energy of the room was palpable, and urgent.

Janna Meiring
July 17, 2016

Precarious River: Beck Epoch on the Schuylkill
Photo: Brad Larrison

Precarious River: Beck Epoch on the Schuylkill

In rowboats, kayaks, and dragon boats the audience watched four women balance, swing, and suspend themselves above the waters.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
July 22, 2016

Montepellier Danse Festival: Postcards from France
Photo: Iris Verhoeyen

Montepellier Danse Festival: Postcards from France

Brief flashes in an otherwise loud, dark, and smoke-filled vision.

Ellen Chenoweth
August 3, 2016

Cliveden, Animated
Photo: Garth Herrick

Cliveden, Animated

What followed was anything but gentle.

Lisa Kraus
August 10, 2016

Arts Writing Bootcamp: The National Critics Institute

Arts Writing Bootcamp: The National Critics Institute

Perhaps the best criteria for arts writers or critics is curiosity.

Carolyn Merritt
August 21, 2016

The Radical Linguistics of Mac Wellman
Photo: Milo Bezerk

The Radical Linguistics of Mac Wellman

"...how words get in the way of actually understanding one another."

Julius Ferraro
August 21, 2016

De-mystifying the Birthing Body: Zornitsa Stoyanova
Photo: Will Drinker

De-mystifying the Birthing Body: Zornitsa Stoyanova

"I want to present the body as a real, human, social being.”

Julius Ferraro
August 27, 2016

News

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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Write Back atcha! tD partners with FringeArts in this years' Festival

WRITE BACK ATCHA!     thINKingDANCE will host three FREE post-performance “write-back” events after performances during the FringeArts festival this…
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Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin, and Stephen Petronio in Ally at the Fabric Museum