Upping the ante on dance coverage and conversation
The Creeping Threat of Time
Photo: Dan Comly

The Creeping Threat of Time

Our relationship with time, and empty time in particular, is more antagonistic than it has ever been.

Julius Ferraro
December 21, 2015

Blood, Smoke and Ballet: A Night With a Killer Swan
Photo: Carly J Bales

Blood, Smoke and Ballet: A Night With a Killer Swan

Dubbed a serial killer ballet, it is arch storytelling in someone's dark, winking headspace

Andrew Sargus Klein
December 23, 2015

The Wiz as a Historical Document
Image: cinemablend.com

The Wiz as a Historical Document

How is The Wiz valued and how is it archived in the sphere of black popular culture?

Gregory King
December 30, 2015

The First Noel … And I Never Missed The Sugar Plum Fairy!
Photo: Shahar Azran

The First Noel … And I Never Missed The Sugar Plum Fairy!

With no party scene or dancing snowflakes, The First Noel offers an alternative narrative to the fairytale of other Christmas stories.

Gregory King
January 8, 2016

Shadows, Light, and Inspiration
Photo: Paul Kolnik

Shadows, Light, and Inspiration

Upholding historical repertory while integrating contemporary works is what the Ailey Company does best.

Roxanne Lyst
January 9, 2016

O’Connor in The Kitchen
Photo: Yi-Chen Wu

O’Connor in The Kitchen

Through gesture, posture, attitude, sound, and movement, the scene fills with clues that encourage all to connect the dots as they see fit.

Rhonda Moore
January 14, 2016

Being in Lasso Belly
Photo: Milo Yeung

Being in Lasso Belly

Jenna Horton waxes poetic about Christina Gesualdi's Lasso Belly.

Jenna Horton
January 17, 2016

Philosophy and Choreography Together in SF
Photo: Ian Winter

Philosophy and Choreography Together in SF

Culturebot's Andy Horwitz on Alva Noë as collaborator/performer with Jess Curtis.

Guest Writer
January 21, 2016

The House of BJM
Photo: Bill Hebert

The House of BJM

But Ballets Jazz Montréal has their front door wide open. It beckons.

Kirsten Kaschock
January 24, 2016

Choking on Hope
Photo: Mawiyah Dowd

Choking on Hope

Sam Tower speaks in long, seamless sentences about developing a fantasy world for performance.

Julius Ferraro
January 29, 2016

Moving Objects
Photo: Scotty Hardwig

Moving Objects

Tzveta Kassabova’s double bill "From Somewhere" at Danceplace in this dispatch from D.C.

Meredith Bove
February 2, 2016

Elisa Monte Passes the Baton to Tiffany Rea-Fisher
Photo: Matthew Murphy

Elisa Monte Passes the Baton to Tiffany Rea-Fisher

Gregory King interviews Tiffany Rae-Fisher, the new artistic director of Elisa Monte Dance Company

Gregory King
February 5, 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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Public Square

P.S. 44: Janet Queen of Dance?

 Pop-star? Queen of Dance? What do you think of Janet Jackson's contribution to the field?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quJ62ZPphpE

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thINKingDANCE was started to catalyze conversation about dance and to develop the skills of dance writers in the Philadelphia area.  We train and educate our writers through regular workshops with visiting dance writers, monthly peer-critique sessions, and a uniquely rigorous two-tiered editing process. Founded in 2011, we've published over five hundred articles drawing attention to Philadelphia’s robust and diverse dance community. Read more.

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