The Dancer-Citizen

Aaron Samuel Davis
music: I wish I knew how it would feel to be free by Nina Simone

Time is up! 

We will breathe! My mother said that our lives always mattered. Silence is not an option in the face of adversity. 

We, humans around the globe, have a responsibility now more than ever to reimagine, challenge, and create meaningful change and dialogue and to  navigate and to educate for a better tomorrow. 

I am a human who dances. I am tired, but I am not alone. Black lives matter. Black lgbtqialives also matter.

-Aaron Samuel Davis

Aaron Samuel Davis
music: Law of Life by Farrah

Welcome to The Dancer-Citizen, an online, open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal exploring the work of socially engaged dance artists.

This endeavor grows out of our belief in the role of the artist as public intellectual, our curiosity about how dancers observe, explain and comment on the world, and an understanding of the obligation we hold to seek and develop solutions for the challenges facing the communities in which we live and work. We recognize that our diverse roles, experiences, and perspectives as practitioners constitute a unique body of knowledge in the world.

Issues 1-10 are now available. Please visit Submissions for more details on how to submit your work for Issue 11.