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Poetry (and Prose) in Motion
Photo: Grant McMillan

Poetry (and Prose) in Motion

Dance interpretation of written works wows writers at weekend workshop

Darcy Grabenstein
January 23, 2023

Dance as an Exploration of Love, Pain, and Performance
Still image from Downstage

Dance as an Exploration of Love, Pain, and Performance

Watching the film felt like the motion-picture equivalent of flipping through an old photo album.

Caitlin Green
January 26, 2023

A Shared Rhythm: Interview with Palestinian Dancer Mohammed Smahneh
Photo: Whitney Browne

A Shared Rhythm: Interview with Palestinian Dancer Mohammed Smahneh

Fusing Dabke, Hip Hop, contemporary dance, and puppetry.

Nadia Khayrallah
January 27, 2023

News for Dance Educators/Teaching Artists: PA Direct Path Dance Certification
Photo: Katie Moore

News for Dance Educators/Teaching Artists: PA Direct Path Dance Certification

An interview with PaDEO's Monica Frichtel: PK-12 certification for teaching dance in PA.

Ellen Gerdes
February 11, 2023

Remembering tD Writer Karl Surkan
Photo: Karl Surkan

Remembering tD Writer Karl Surkan

A passionate embrace of performance as an embodiment of the gender, sexual and political complexities of contemporary life.

Jonathan Stein
February 19, 2023

Singing and Dancing through a 24-Hour Mandatory Waiting Period
Photo: Michael Kushner Photography

Singing and Dancing through a 24-Hour Mandatory Waiting Period

In 'The Appointment' the unborn speak for themselves.

Ella-Gabriel Mason
February 19, 2023

Climbing Toward Home
Photo: Michelle Shafer

Climbing Toward Home

Contact Improvisation as a method for how to build, leave, and return to a home.

Lu Donovan
March 1, 2023

Vibrational Affinities
Photo: Jano Cohen

Vibrational Affinities

The musicians skillfully call and respond while the dancers unabashedly labor to find a visceral relationship in concert with the sound.

Shayla-Vie Jenkins
March 4, 2023

Locating knowledge: a triptych of solos
Photo: Shannon Brooks

Locating knowledge: a triptych of solos

I'm up in the woods, I'm down on my mind I'm building a still to slow down the time.

Emmett Wilson, EW! The Dancer
March 5, 2023

Otherworldly beauty in Batsheva’s "Hora"
Photo: Steven Pisano

Otherworldly beauty in Batsheva’s "Hora"

A glimpse into a beautiful internal world, forever separated by glass.

Kristen Shahverdian
March 10, 2023

Naomi Tanner Creates Dance Theater to Feel Alive
Photo: Megan Marshall

Naomi Tanner Creates Dance Theater to Feel Alive

“Creating this work connects me to something greater and keeps me going.”

Joy-Marie Thompson
March 14, 2023

Colorblindness in the name of Joy (Part 1)
Photo: Ramon Gonzales

Colorblindness in the name of Joy (Part 1)

Questioning caricature representations around the world.

Anito Gavino
March 25, 2023

News

How to Audience

Questions to consider when viewing a performance. You know how to audience; you’ve probably been doing it for a long time. Maybe you even have your…
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thINKingDANCE Partners with Cannonball Festival 2022

This year, Cannonball Festival and thINKingDANCE join forces to encourage audiences and performers to deepen their experience of the festival through writing.…
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Collection: tD Deepens Conversations around Decolonization

In 2020, I sought out a way to interrogate the positionality of Black writers and Black dancing bodies in context to America’s tempestuous history of…
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thINKingDANCE catalyzes conversation about dance and develops 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 1,200 articles drawing attention to the robust and diverse dance community in Philadelphia and beyond. Read more.

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