Upping the ante on dance coverage and conversation
Cracking Up In Chaos: Pandaemonium
Photo: Lars Jan

Cracking Up In Chaos: Pandaemonium

Nichole Canuso's "Pandaemonium" traverses mind-blowing scale in the course of its one-hour duration.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
September 16, 2016

Through the Café Glass: Leah Stein’s Portal
Photo: Michael Bartmann

Through the Café Glass: Leah Stein’s Portal

Stein’s dancers were joined by eight community performers of various ages and backgrounds, a fine choice for Frieda's Café.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
September 16, 2016

Sliding Into the Light
Photo: Leanne Grieger

Sliding Into the Light

Individuals began confronting one another in primal, circular patterns. A fight for change has begun.

Whitney Weinstein
September 17, 2016

Power from the Past
Photographer Unknown

Power from the Past

A work like Mary Wigman’s Hexentanz provides a jolting reminder of the power and intensity of early modern dance.

Lisa Kraus
September 18, 2016

Fast, Poetic, Electromagnetic
Photo: Jori Ketten

Fast, Poetic, Electromagnetic

One narrator posits that miracles may not be possible, but this lo-fi, rickety cart-stage and its ingenious human operators offer a small exhibit to the contrary.

Ellen Chenoweth
September 18, 2016

Trapped Between
Photo: Blue Chemical Photography

Trapped Between

In Fore-ign/Fore-out, four choreographers explore states of liminality—of how to be between things.

Kirsten Kaschock
September 18, 2016

Contact and Chaos: duende's music and dance quartet
Photo: Bill Hebert

Contact and Chaos: duende's music and dance quartet

Their spines are sinewy and roiling, their necks crane towards the ceiling, and their eyes roll upwards... this is a dance of skin and sensation.

Julius Ferraro
September 18, 2016

Every Woman
Photo: Will Drinker

Every Woman

Half off, your shirt smothers your head...and you are faceless, everywoman, and an uncanny double of Abu Ghraib prisoners.

Carolyn Merritt
September 20, 2016

Drill, Dash, Dream
Image: Ryne Fuller

Drill, Dash, Dream

We start to see it for what it is: an exhausting relay, an impossible attempt to keep up.

Julius Ferraro
September 20, 2016

A Walk With a Few Stumbles
Photo: Devin DiMatteo

A Walk With a Few Stumbles

As he works his way towards the audience, his body rotating through space, the red kimono seems to be flying.

Janna Meiring
September 21, 2016

Think Before You Speak
Photo: Thomas Weir

Think Before You Speak

femme.collective highlights works by nine choreographers around a common theme.

Rhonda Moore
September 22, 2016

The Bottomless Cup: Ella Cuda & Whitney Casal in Coffee?
Photo: Miles Yeung

The Bottomless Cup: Ella Cuda & Whitney Casal in Coffee?

The boutique yoga studio is an ideal setting for Casal and Cuda’s Coffee?

Rhonda Moore
September 24, 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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