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Join thINKingDANCE this Spring For In-Person Events in Philly!

tD is partnering with Philadelphia Dance Projects to host THREE WRITE BACK ATCHAs this Spring! Our next  is on Wednesday May 22nd  at 7pm after Dance Up Close: Joe Gonzalez. 

Then, join us the next day at  drINKingDANCE, a  social gathering at Dahlak in West Philly on Thursday, May 23rd from 6-9pm.
We hope you can grab a DrINK with us!

Reconstructing a Romantic Ideal: Angel Corella’s Giselle
Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

Reconstructing a Romantic Ideal: Angel Corella’s Giselle

Corella’s exquisite choreography highlights the charm of pantomime ballet in conveying meanings and emotions in a non-dialogue context.

Ziying Cui
March 6, 2024

De Keersmaeker’s Golden Jubilee
Photo: Anne Van Aerschot

De Keersmaeker’s Golden Jubilee

A spirited embodiment of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Charly Santagado
March 15, 2024

In The Album Series: Dreamland, a nascent dream
Photo: Sevon Becker Wright

In The Album Series: Dreamland, a nascent dream

Sevon Becker-Wright plays with the structure of choreographing an entire album’s music to mixed success.

Ellen Miller
March 15, 2024

BODYTRAFFIC Serves Up a Robust Program
Photo: Mark Garvin

BODYTRAFFIC Serves Up a Robust Program

The LA-based company offered up a varied bill showcasing a high level technique and artistry

Courtney Colón
March 18, 2024

A body/ a response
Photo credit: Alexander Diaz

A body/ a response

A dancer inspires a filmmaker, and a filmmaker inspires a poet.

Ellen Miller
March 26, 2024

A Celebration of Philadelphia’s Rich Tapestry of Dance
Photo: Danse4Nia

A Celebration of Philadelphia’s Rich Tapestry of Dance

Danse4Nia uplifts Philly’s Black children and their passion for dance.

Rachel DeForrest Repinz
April 8, 2024

4 | 2 | 3: An Unsolved Riddle
Photo: Maria Baranova

4 | 2 | 3: An Unsolved Riddle

Three generations of dancers touch the void

Charly Santagado
April 12, 2024

Traversing Culture and Time – Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers’ Breath Into Air
Photo: Rob Li

Traversing Culture and Time – Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers’ Breath Into Air

Kun-Yang’s new piece “Breath Into Air” traverses cultural boundaries by exploring a collective human consciousness.

Ziying Cui
April 27, 2024

Reimagining Brecht and Being a ‘Good Person’ in 21st Century Capitalism
Photo: Johanna Austin

Reimagining Brecht and Being a ‘Good Person’ in 21st Century Capitalism

Wilma’s Hothouse company blooms in a messy, loud and outstanding production.


April 30, 2024

Philadelphia Youth Companies Shine at Peridance Spring Showcase
Photo: Valerie Kosnevich.

Philadelphia Youth Companies Shine at Peridance Spring Showcase

Youth companies demonstrate high-level artistry and technical rigor at Peridance in NYC.

Rachel DeForrest Repinz
May 4, 2024

The Kinetic, the Femme, The Political: Lineage in motion.
Photo: Todd Carroll

The Kinetic, the Femme, The Political: Lineage in motion.

Motherhood is not marketable.

Emilee Lord
May 8, 2024

A River Runs Down 52nd
Photo: Kiana Williams

A River Runs Down 52nd

Drums, dance, and community abound in the Propelled Animals Earth Day procession.

Ella-Gabriel Mason
May 10, 2024

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Now Closed thINKingDANCE is seeking 10-15 new writers to join our Philly-based organization and we encourage you to apply if you: Are interested in…
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A Bit About Us

thINKingDANCE is a collective of independent writers based in the Philadelphia area. Founded in 2011, we produce a digital journal about dance in its broadest sense. We foster the practice of dance writing; build an archive of movement-based art; and work to dismantle gatekeeping in dance criticism. We pursue these goals by developing our writing through peer-critique sessions, workshops with guest educators, and a uniquely rigorous two-tiered editing process. thINKingDANCE is a place where ideas thrive; where editors, writers, and readers engage one another in transformative dialogue; and where we imagine a more vibrant and just dance media landscape. Read more.

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thINKingDANCE gratefully acknowledges support from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and from our readers and other individual donors like you! thINKingDANCE is supported by Critical Minded, an initiative to invest in cultural critics of color cofounded by The Nathan Cummings Foundation and The Ford Foundation.

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