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 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 an uncommonly rigorous 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 staff is:
Editorial Board -- Ellen Chenoweth, Emma Cohen (Assistant Lead), Miryam Coppersmith, Kalila Kingsford Smith (Lead), Mira Treatman (Managing Editor)
Education -- Anna Drozdowski, Maddie Hopfield, Whitney Weinstein
Communications -- Kalila Kingsford Smith (Head), Ellen Chenowith, Chris Deephouse, Maddie Hopfield, Kat Sullivan, Zornitsa Stoyanova, Whitney Weinstein
Intersectionality Network -- Maddie Hopfield, Kat Sullivan, Mira Treatman
Hospitality -- Whitney Weinstein
Advertising Manager -- Kenwyn Samuel
Controller & Web Admin -- Chris Deephouse
Non-Profit Board -- Sarah Bishop-Stone, Chris Deephouse, Terry Fox, Jonathan Stein (Chair), Kat Sullivan, Mira Treatman
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.