Upping the ante on dance coverage and conversation
From the NextMove Studio: Pedestrian Presence in Varone’s Work
Photo: Kalila Kingsford Smith

From the NextMove Studio: Pedestrian Presence in Varone’s Work

A masterclass taught by Xan Burley and Hsiao-Jou Tang gave a taste of Varone’s style.

Kalila Kingsford Smith
January 28, 2017

A Rare Collision
Photo: Lauren R. Weinstein

A Rare Collision

Cartoonist Lauren R. Weistein imagines what a more authorial Rockettes performance might look like.

Julius Ferraro
January 30, 2017

See Beau Run
Photo: Bill Hebert

See Beau Run

A night of short new works opens with a dance in outer space.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
January 31, 2017

A Night of Giving Change
Photo: Bicking Photography

A Night of Giving Change

These dancers harmonized a captivating mastery of power and durability with finesse and delicacy.

Whitney Weinstein
January 31, 2017

The Many Ventures of the Lady Hoofers
Photo: Bicking Photography

The Many Ventures of the Lady Hoofers

Lady Hoofers' constructive, propitious relationships in the theater and throughout Philadelphia emulates their passion for tap.

Whitney Weinstein
February 2, 2017

Grappling With Whiteness in a Field of Poppies
Photo: Daryl Pevato

Grappling With Whiteness in a Field of Poppies

Poppies remain dormant for years before bursting into red glory, as do revolutions.

Nicole Bindler
February 3, 2017

Bebe Miller and Susan Rethorst: Archiving the Disappearing Dance
Photo: Derek Fowles

Bebe Miller and Susan Rethorst: Archiving the Disappearing Dance

Movement is one fractal amidst a larger entity when considering dance’s meaning.

Meredith Bove
February 4, 2017

Notes in Alchemy from Moving Arts Lab
Photo: Anna M. Maynard

Notes in Alchemy from Moving Arts Lab

We climb the hill, in the darkness, stone by stone.

Janna Meiring
February 9, 2017

Giving Form to the Invisible: Graffito Works at PAFA
Photo: Graffito Works

Giving Form to the Invisible: Graffito Works at PAFA

To the invisible bodies: I will be your audience. You are not unwitnessed. You are not unloved.

Kat Sullivan
February 16, 2017

IlluminatedX
Photo: Bill Hebert

IlluminatedX

One of the most profound reasons for making—to connect.

Kirsten Kaschock
February 18, 2017

The Embodied Blueprints, or How Time and Space Are Malleable If You Make Them
Photo: Jen Cleary

The Embodied Blueprints, or How Time and Space Are Malleable If You Make Them

Kat Sullivan
February 23, 2017

Dance: Soft Diplomacy in the Cold War
Photo: Brian Schumaker

Dance: Soft Diplomacy in the Cold War

A stellar line-up of dancers recount exciting, exasperating, and sometimes heartrending encounters on State Department tours.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
February 23, 2017

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Erinn Liebhard,  Daniele Strawmyre,  Medha Sengupta,  Lynn Brooks,  Neil Greenberg,  Judith Robison, Greg Meiring,  Megan Mizanty,  Ashley Lippolis,…
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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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