thINKingDANCE is a collective of independent writers who produce media about dance in its broadest sense. We work together to provide critical coverage for dance, to build audiences for dance, and to foster and innovate the art of dance writing in Philadelphia and beyond. thINKingDANCE increases visibility for dance, encourages new forms of dance writing, broadens the scope of dance coverage, and increases audience receptivity to dance. We do this through partnerships and live events, as well as at 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 two-tiered editing process. Founded in 2011, thINKingDANCE is currently thirty writers strong.
We publish reviews, features, interviews, think pieces and newly emerging formats. Have something in mind you'd like to see? Let us know.
Our Administrative Staff is:
Director -- Kalila Kingsford Smith
Operations Manager -- Miryam Coppersmith
Editorial Board -- Miryam Coppersmith, Emilee Lord, Kristen Shahverdian, nikolai mckenzie ben rema, Whitney Weinstein, Kalila Kingsford Smith
Communications Team -- Emilee Lord, Whitney Weinstein
Meet the thINKingDANCE Team!
thINKingDANCE Staff (cont.):
|Miryam Coppersmith (Operations Manager)||Shayla-Vie Jenkins|
|thINKingDANCE Board of Directors:||Nadia Khayrallah|
|Keila Cordova (Co-Chair of the Board)||Andrew Sargus Klein|
|Zane Booker||Emilee Lord|
|Silvana Cardell||Ella-Gabriel Mason|
|Terry Fox||nikolai mckenzie ben rema|
|Kostas Makrakis||Leila Mire|
|Rhonda Moore||Sophiann Mahalia Moore|
|Josie Smith||Kara Nepomuceno|
|Jonathan Stein||Dana Nichols|
|Lois Welk||Lauren Putty White|
|thINKingDANCE Writers, Editors, Staff||Kirsten Shahverdian|
|Lu Donovan||Zornitsa Stoyanova|
|Darcy Grabenstein||Mira Treatman|
|Caitlin Green||Whitney Weinstein|
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. Our mission is to:
- Foster the practice of dance writing in traditional and experimental forms;
- Contribute to the creative ecosystem by building a historical and social archive of dance and movement-based art;
- Work to dismantle gatekeeping in dance criticism by engaging the voices of performing artists and writers who have historically been sidelined.
We pursue these goals by developing our writing through peer-critique sessions, workshops with guest educators, and a 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.
thINKingDANCE gratefully acknowledges support from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Individual Donors like you.