Upping the ante on dance coverage and conversation
Smiling on the Surface
Photo: Richard Termin

Smiling on the Surface

The dancers, virtuosic and athletic, execute grand leaps, surprising shifts of weight, and daring moments of partnering.

Becca Weber
December 15, 2014

There Can Be an Ease
Photo: Ellen Chenoweth

There Can Be an Ease

How hundreds of mousetraps ended up in a dance class is related to the dialogue between performance art and performing arts currently underway.

Ellen Chenoweth
December 19, 2014

When Dance Has a Voice
Photo: Aidan Un

When Dance Has a Voice

TD writers and march participants Ellen Chenoweth and Gregory King respond to the Dancing For Justice event on December 13th, 2014.

Gregory King
December 20, 2014

Brisk Ballet for a Fall Season
Photo: Bill Heber

Brisk Ballet for a Fall Season

Balletx's Fall Series delivered strong dancing and choreography from three disparate choreographers.

Patricia Graham
December 21, 2014

Butoh and Hip-Hop—Together in the Cypher
Photo: JaNelle Weatherford

Butoh and Hip-Hop—Together in the Cypher

Rennie Harris and Michael Sakamoto create a cypher of cross-cultural connectedness.

Jonathan Stein
December 22, 2014

D for Diversity ☺ D for Dance
Photo: Jacques-Jean Tiziou

D for Diversity ☺ D for Dance

Jacques-Jean Tiziou's "How Philly Moves" mural vibrantly displays the images of 26 dancing Philadelphians on the parking garages of the airport.

Gregory King
December 23, 2014

Eyes, Hands, Seeds--Shedding Light On Process
Photo: Maria Baranova

Eyes, Hands, Seeds--Shedding Light On Process

Chremos is in full control of the psychedelic fire-on-cave-walls impact of the interplay of hands' colored lights and disco mirrors.

Kirsten Kaschock
December 23, 2014

Universal Gestures
Photo: Pia Zanetti

Universal Gestures

MUMMENSCHANZ, established in Paris in 1972, evolved from experimental explorations and includes barefoot pantomimes, storytellers, modern dancers and puppeteers.

Whitney Weinstein
December 23, 2014

Photos of JUNK
Photo: Ted Lieverman

Photos of JUNK

Freelance photographer Ted Lieverman shares beyond-performance photos of Brian Sanders' JUNK taken during the past three years.

Guest Writer
January 3, 2015

Dance Education: A Privilege in Public Schools?
Photo: Megan Bridge

Dance Education: A Privilege in Public Schools?

As codirector of a performance group based just blocks away from KCAPA, I dreamt about the partnerships I could initiate at the school.

Megan Bridge
January 12, 2015

When Dance Has a Voice: The Photo Story
Photo: Aidan Un

When Dance Has a Voice: The Photo Story

Aidan Un's eloquent photos document the Dancing for Justice march.

Gregory King
January 23, 2015

An Unnatural Occurrence: The Tribe Gathers at APAP
Image: Yi-Chun Wu

An Unnatural Occurrence: The Tribe Gathers at APAP

Ellen Chenoweth and Lisa Kraus reflect and dialogue on this year’s Association of Arts Presenters Conference (APAP) in New York City.

Ellen Chenoweth
January 29, 2015

News

A Letter from Steve Paxton

Hi Lisa, Thanks for the review. I can expand on why 'about' is lame. You mention that the dancer in 'Bound' is performing different roles. But you…
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Thank You to the Donors to Our Indiegogo Campaign!

Caroline Couture, Megan Bridge, Jano Cohen, Ann Kaschock, Judith Robison, Jonathan Stein, Curt Haworth, Gabrielle Revlock, Joao da Silva, Aaron Cromie,…
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Letter to the Editor: Deborah Jowitt on CORD/SDHS

To the Editors: I'm finally seizing the moment to thank thINKingDANCE for stimulating the, well. . . THINKING about dance and bringing dance writers…
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Public Square

P.S. 41: Art and Activism

 With PHL dancers marching this past weekend for #blacklivesmatter and mobilized to help Dance/UP, the role of artists in working to effect change is palpable. How does activism relate to your life as an artist?

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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 was funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. We continue to hold workshops with great visiting dance writers and monthly peer-critique sessions, and engage in lots of editor/writer dialogue. Now three years later, we've published over five hundred articles drawing attention to Philadelphia’s robust and diverse dance community. Read more.

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