DIYdancer began in 2010 as a blog that featured dancers writing about and responding to their own art form. Soon, we began filling a need in various communities around the country for considered dance coverage and broader arts criticism: from New York City to Los Angeles, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Denver, and more. In 2017, we launched our print journal with “Issue 01 | collaboration + time,” and we re-emerged as a resource for connecting dancers and dance makers, photographers and writers, and various dance communities, both nationally and internationally. In 2019, we launched the podcast “UnSequenced,” where choreographers told the stories behind the collaborative art of making a dance. 

Our project-based media company was always committed to celebrating dancers and dancemakers as the whole people they are, possessed of a voice and unique story. To that end, our arts coverage focused on first-person narratives from a diverse range of working artists as well as an elevated graphic design and presentation of our stories—whether online, in print, or audio—to better reflect the rigorous aesthetics of the artists we covered.

In 2021, we launched our final project “Issue 04: Vulnerable Resilience,” an audio zine dedicated to dancer mental health during a fraught time.  

Please enjoy this site as an archive developed from the passion, care, and love of the art form of dance and artists like you. Thank you for all the years of your reading and listening.


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