thINKingDANCE is a consortium of dance artists and writers who work together to provide critical coverage for dance, to build audiences for dance, and to foster the art of dance writing. Based in Philadelphia, thINKingDANCE increases visibility for local dance, encourages new forms of dance writing, broadens the scope of dance coverage in our city, and increases audience receptivity to dance. We do this through live events as well as at www.thinkingdance.net, our online dance journal. 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, thINKingDANCE is currently thirty writers strong.
We publish writing in formats including reviews, features, interviews, think pieces and, hopefully, as-yet-undiscovered forms. Have something in mind you'd like to see? Let us know.
Our staff is:
Executive Director -- Carolyn Merritt (interim)
Editor-in-Chief -- Julius Ferraro
Advisory Board -- Jonathan Stein (Chair), Norma Porter Anthony, Carolyn Merritt, Chris Deephouse (Treasurer), Sherril Dodds, Terry Fox, Lisa Kraus, Debbie Shapiro
Editorial Board -- Julius Ferraro (Head), Lynn Brooks, Ellen Chenoweth, Kirsten Kaschock, Carolyn Merritt, Becca Weber
Communications -- Chris Deephouse (Head), Becca Weber, Kalila Kingsford Smith, Kat Sullivan, Zornitsa Stoyanova
Education -- Janna Meiring (Head), Anna Drozdowski, Patricia Graham, Jonathan Stein, Whitney Weinstein
Hospitality -- Whitney Weinstein
The full list of our current and former writers is here.
thINKingDANCE gratefully acknowledges support from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund and from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.