Upping the ante on dance coverage and conversation
"A Rap" Needs a Flow
Photo: Tino Tran

"A Rap" Needs a Flow

A danced conversation between Margaret Mead and James Baldwin.

Miryam Coppersmith
October 27, 2018

chipaumire: Unlimit Freedom
Photo: Ian Douglas

chipaumire: Unlimit Freedom

'Freedom is not on Facebook. Get off fucking Instagram. True liberation is a process of deep work.'

Carolyn Merritt
October 29, 2018

Ten Tiny Dances Alight at Mascher Space Cooperative
Photo: J.H. Kertis

Ten Tiny Dances Alight at Mascher Space Cooperative

A small army of rambunctious revelers attacked the square from four approaches.

Jonathan Stein
October 30, 2018

Gritty in Performance
Illustration: Jenny Kessler

Gritty in Performance

Philadelphia’s Gritty is a new classic, the jawn of all jawns.

Mira Treatman
October 31, 2018

Three by PAB
Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

Three by PAB

Moments of stunning vulnerability took my breath away.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
November 11, 2018

Reflections from the Philadelphia Museum of Dance
Photo: JJ Tiziou

Reflections from the Philadelphia Museum of Dance

Six tD writers report on the elements of the moving museum that moved them.

Kalila Kingsford Smith
November 14, 2018

The Body Endures
Photo: Mar C. Llop

The Body Endures

Three solo works move through contemporary notions of gender, pain, and the body.

Megan Bridge
November 15, 2018

Deliciously Considered
Photo: Adriano Shaplin

Deliciously Considered

Unlike anything I have seen or experienced before.

Thomas Choinacky
November 25, 2018

Contemporary Dance, Gendered Norms
Photo: Stephanie Ramones Contigo

Contemporary Dance, Gendered Norms

"Come Together" left me wondering about the amorphous amalgam that is contemporary dance in the United States.

Maddie Hopfield
November 28, 2018

Ritual Structures:  The Work of Group Motion
Photo: Group Motion

Ritual Structures: The Work of Group Motion

A new book review on "Group Motion in Practice: Collective Creation through Dance Movement Improvisation."

Eleanor Goudie-Averill
December 4, 2018

“I Am” Documentary Review
Photo: Art Reach

“I Am” Documentary Review

This documentary breaks down barriers and opens the door to those left out of the performing arts.

Preeti Pathak
December 4, 2018

I don’t need to see Jessica Lang Dance
Photo: Milan Misko

I don’t need to see Jessica Lang Dance

I found the work to be pre-digested to the point of blandness.

Kat Sullivan
December 14, 2018


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