Upping the ante on dance coverage and conversation
Free Advice and an Interview with Farah Saleh
Photo: Sari Hammouri

Free Advice and an Interview with Farah Saleh

Curating empowerment of Palestinian artists; reclaiming Feldenkrais; and transforming Free Advice street sessions into movement.

Nicole Bindler
April 27, 2016

Emblembody
Photo: Dudu Quintanilha

Emblembody

Vecino lives the thousands of tiny existences of each gesture.

Kat Sullivan
April 27, 2016

BalletX: A Ten-Year Retrospective of Technique and Theatrics
Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

BalletX: A Ten-Year Retrospective of Technique and Theatrics

BalletX’s ten-year celebration was a thank-you note to Philadelphia.

Gregory King
May 2, 2016

They Play, They Dance, They Improv!
Photo: JH Kertis

They Play, They Dance, They Improv!

Mascher Space’s H-O-T Series—a reminder that responsive, lively, daring dance and music can coexist.

Lynn Matluck Brooks
May 4, 2016

Opaque to Transparent: Revealing the Process in Works by Wilson, Linyekula, and Jones
Photo: Aidan Un

Opaque to Transparent: Revealing the Process in Works by Wilson, Linyekula, and Jones

Finding the right balance in sharing behind-the-scenes work and thinking.

Lisa Kraus
May 7, 2016

The Madonna Resilient
Photo: Will Drinker

The Madonna Resilient

She is naked again, having carried, cast off, born and been reborn.

Kat Sullivan
May 13, 2016

The Ballad of Trayvon Martin: Diary of a Black Man
Photo: Brian Hunt

The Ballad of Trayvon Martin: Diary of a Black Man

On stage they were admired, but on the streets their attire would make them the targets of discrimination.

Gregory King
May 15, 2016

Action is Primary is Not a Ballet
Photo: Tasha Doremus

Action is Primary is Not a Ballet

Action is Primary is not a ballet. Action is Primary is a score. Action is Primary is a dance about what dance is.

Jenna Horton
May 19, 2016

Taking Off from Anna Halprin’s Dance Deck: Ally at the Fabric Workshop and Museum
Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2

Taking Off from Anna Halprin’s Dance Deck: Ally at the Fabric Workshop and Museum

Halprin’s most recent dance deck-mates have included Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio

Jonathan Stein
May 22, 2016

Virtuosity, Expression, and Story: Axis Dance Company’s National Tour
Photo: Dino Corti

Virtuosity, Expression, and Story: Axis Dance Company’s National Tour

We see bodies moving with vigor and determination and lounging with cool confidence.

Megan Stern
May 23, 2016

They, Themself, and Schmerm at Abrons Art Center
Photo: George Maracineanu

They, Themself, and Schmerm at Abrons Art Center

Alice Pencavel reviews Becca Blackwell's solo show at Culturebot.

Guest Writer
May 23, 2016

The Container and the Contained
Photo: Tasha Doremus

The Container and the Contained

The opening salvo of a series of performances accompanying the installation—each of them at night, with a rotating cast presenting the same six-point material.

Anna Drozdowski
May 24, 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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Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin, and Stephen Petronio in Ally at the Fabric Museum