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Through an Aperture, On a Street Corner
Photo: Wim Winklewagon

Through an Aperture, On a Street Corner

For Searles, Project: Through an Aperture was as an experiment in transforming a large space into a layered canvas for dance.

Kalila Kingsford Smith
September 15, 2014

Experimenting With Memory
Photo: Bill H.

Experimenting With Memory

Flynn and VanDenend Sorge captured the spirit of the Fringe season by experimenting within their art form as they intimately shared their pasts.

Whitney Weinstein
September 15, 2014

Rocky Fun
Photo: Clayton A. Sweeney, Jr.

Rocky Fun

Fun was the watchword at the 2014 Philadelphia Rocky Awards.

Lisa Kraus
September 16, 2014

Fever Dreams
Photo: Richard Termine Photography

Fever Dreams

Blood, bones and a view of the body both raw and poetic.

P. Graham
September 16, 2014

A Religious Exploration of the Body

A Religious Exploration of the Body

Brian Sanders of JUNK is in his second year of creating work under the pseudonym Jasmine Zieroff.

Whitney Weinstein
September 16, 2014

Ugly Numbers Part II: Presenters and Dance Artists Respond
Photo: Megan Bridge

Ugly Numbers Part II: Presenters and Dance Artists Respond

Part II of a three-part series on gender inequity in contemporary American dance, featuring analysis of the numbers and interviews.

Nicole Bindler
September 18, 2014

Cheering for the Owls in the Pony Palace
Photo: Hunter Canning

Cheering for the Owls in the Pony Palace

The pony palace is the field house, or the football field, or sometimes the whole game of football in this fun, refreshing creation.

Ellen Chenoweth
September 18, 2014

Narwhals Ply the Rowhouse Fringe
Photo: Felicia Graumann

Narwhals Ply the Rowhouse Fringe

Donning a projecting narwhal tusk, long greyish wigs, and silvery shifts and culottes, Lee and Elkins played off the eccentricity of this “unicorn of the sea.”

Jonathan Stein
September 18, 2014

Jungle Loops
Photo: Lora Allen

Jungle Loops

Dancers scratch on the wood, tap it, rap it, and soon the audience joins into this gentle symphony.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
September 20, 2014

Meat
Photo: Hope Davis

Meat

They are at a burlesque show called Lovertits. I am at an experimental dance-theater performance that critiques the male gaze called Lovertits.

Nicole Bindler
September 21, 2014

#shamanicinterfaces: Creative Meditation
Photo: Andrea Clearfield

#shamanicinterfaces: Creative Meditation

Puts the spotlight on the ritualistic nature of performance.

Kalila Kingsford Smith
September 22, 2014

Chirp Chirp
Photo: Becca Weber

Chirp Chirp

Read a re-cap of thINKingDANCE's Philadelphia Fringe Festival twitter reviews.

Becca Weber
September 30, 2014

News

Meet the Writers: Nicole Bindler

  What would your parents say about your work in the arts? My grandmother was a violin virtuoso who won an award and was invited to play at Carnegie Hall…
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Meet the Writers: Whitney Weinstein

What would your parents say about your work in the arts? Always reach for your dreams and be original, but remember you have rent. Find a balance of creative…
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More Online Dance Learning: A Letter from Stephan Koplowitz

To the Editor:   I just was on a skype call with Scott deLaHunta and he mentioned TD's wonderful article on Marlon's Meta Academy and also mentioned…
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Public Square

P.S. 40:

In the "Presented Fringe" part of the 2014 Fringe Festival, four of the twelve events are dance. Do you view this as under-representing dance in comparison to past years?  

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Community Conversation: Lisa K's Keynote


September 2, 7:30pm at CultureWorks, 1315 Walnut, suite 320
FREE and open to everyone.


TD Editor Lisa Kraus  gave the Dance Critics Association Conference Keynote Address this June. She'll reprise the talk and then open out for questions and conversation.

Refreshments served.
Hope to see you there!
 

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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 nearly three years old, we've published almost five hundred articles drawing attention to Philadelphia’s robust and diverse dance community. Read more.

 
 

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