Upping the ante on dance coverage and conversation
Diving with SCUBA in Its Four City National Tour
Photo: Kim Anno & Kyung Lee

Diving with SCUBA in Its Four City National Tour

Taking a dive with Philadelphia Dance Projects’ SCUBA is one of the serendipitous pleasures of the Philadelphia dance scene each year. This program went deep.

Jonathan Stein
March 18, 2014

It All Comes Out in the Wash
Photo: Steven Whitsitt

It All Comes Out in the Wash

The Clothesline Muse is not just about family lineage and the impact that previous generations bring to bear upon its fledgling members.

Lisa Bardarson
March 21, 2014

Feeling Like a Kid Again: Postcard from a College Dance Festival
Photo: Ashley Joas

Feeling Like a Kid Again: Postcard from a College Dance Festival

I am still a hungry undergrad ready to drink in the elixir of dance, embarrassing in our current Philly culture of extreme cool.

Eleanor Goudie-Averill
March 21, 2014

Cooking and Dancing in the Kitchen
Photo: LBrowning Photography

Cooking and Dancing in the Kitchen

Marion Ramirez’s "Musa Paradisiaca," named after the banana tree of her native Puerto Rico, stirs together quotidian life, memory, cultural history and passionate art making.

Jonathan Stein
April 3, 2014

Making Nice, more or less
Photo: Jessica Giacobbe

Making Nice, more or less

The nicest dance I have seen in a long time; nice like holding hands, or vanilla ice cream, or an easy breeze on an early spring day.

Eleanor Goudie-Averill
April 7, 2014

Performance Art Physical Education
Photo: Julieanne Harris

Performance Art Physical Education

CardioCreativity turned out to be an exuberant hybrid: half performance art, half physical education, combining into an unusual and unpredictable mixture.

Ellen Chenoweth
April 7, 2014

Which Way Shall I Take to Leave?
Photo: Phillip Makanna

Which Way Shall I Take to Leave?

Robert Ashley's music sparked the imagination of a range of choreographers, among them Trisha Brown, Steve Paxton and me.

Megan Bridge
April 8, 2014

#mixingitup: 10 Hashtags Inspired by #GPSBodies
Photo: Ellen Chenoweth

#mixingitup: 10 Hashtags Inspired by #GPSBodies

#GPSBodies is an experience that is a little bit like a treasure hunt and a little bit like a dance performance, all mediated through Twitter.

Ellen Chenoweth
April 10, 2014

Top Five Reasons You Should (or Shouldnât?) Dance in Your Living Room
Photo: BodyFields Collective

Top Five Reasons You Should (or Shouldn’t?) Dance in Your Living Room

Whitney Weinstein enumerates the pros and cons of turning your living space into a stage.

Whitney Weinstein
April 11, 2014

The Break--A Way to Unite
Photo: Deepa Colour Lab, Delhi

The Break--A Way to Unite

Historically, Bharatanatyam has had empty spaces, and it is the duty of a talented dancer to fill the empty spaces. The potential in those breaks is a unifying force across genres.

Becca Weber
April 13, 2014

Iterations and Investigations: Three Weeks with Gordon, Brecht & Eisler
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Iterations and Investigations: Three Weeks with Gordon, Brecht & Eisler

Megan Bridge and Kalila Kingsford Smith discuss David Gordon's Philadelphia workshop on "Political Shenanigans: dancing w/ Brecht & Eisler."

Megan Bridge
April 16, 2014

Valda Setterfield on Dancing, Acting, and Livingâ¨
Photo: Andrew Eccles

Valda Setterfield on Dancing, Acting, and Living


"Being involved in acting has made me ask a lot more questions in dance..."

Kalila Kingsford Smith
April 21, 2014

News

Letter to the Editor: Message from Steve about Bob (Ashley)

Thank you, Megan. I gather your "Dust" is still accumulating, and I wish you all the best with it. Ashley had the odd talent of remaining still as…
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Twenty Six Ways to Reinvigorate Your Dance Writing

Brian Schaefer is a dance critic who has lived in Los Angeles and Tel Aviv, before moving to New York City this past year. His writing aims to place dance…
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Context within the content: A zen dilemma? Or a writer’s responsibility?

Miguel Gutierrez joined thINKingDANCE for a talk about his relationship to writing. He spoke for two hours about his development as an artist and how his…
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Public Square

P.S. 37: Creative Habits: Artist's Daily Routines

  We all wake up and brush our teeth in the morning, but many accomplished artists have a daily routine that rouses their creative juices, whether taking long walks or shutting the door while at work. What do you do to access your creativity?

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Performance Club!

Free and open to everyone.

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FringeArts membership  for TD community in connection with upcoming P'Club!
 
FringeArts is offering the thINKingDANCE community a 30% discount on general admission tickets to the Tere O’Connor Dance performances of BLEED March 27-29. The show “collapses three of O’Connor’s dance works into a single hybrid creation, forming an experience that at once conveys multiplicity and singularity, told through a new choreographic language at the threshold of process and product, craft and coincidence.” Afterward, anyone who used the discount code below will receive a complimentary annual FringeArts membership, valid for the 2014 Fringe Festival and year-round shows! For tickets: http://fringearts.ticketleap.com/bleed/ To receive the discount, place a General Admission ticket in your cart and type thinkingdance in the discount code box at checkout.
 
Plan to join us March 29  when Performance Club meets post-show to discuss! Email tocaya.pg@gmail.com for P'Club locale and RSVP

BLEED by Tere O'Connor 
Mar 26-29
"Humorous . . . fascinating . . . virtuosic . . . dynamic . . . a masterly work"
The New York Times
FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Ave (at Race Street)
 
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thINKingDANCE was started to catalyze conversation about dance and to develop the skills of dance writers in the Philadelphia area. Our initial year-long training scheme, funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Dance Advance, has included workshops with great visiting dance writers, monthly peer-critique sessions, and lots of editor/writer dialogue. In our first year, we published over two hundred articles drawing attention to Philadelphia’s robust and diverse dance community. Read more.

 
 

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