How to Build a Dance Floor
In 2018, I built a wooden dance floor on my rooftop in Brooklyn. It became my studio space, inspired a performance series, and now becomes a book!
How To Build a Dance Floor is a self-published book and collectible craft object. It's a technical manual that will teach you how to build your own dance floor, but it's also a chronicle of my rooftop floor, and a manifesto for building the spaces of your dreams. The fifty-pages are filled with hand drawn illustrations, beautiful never-before seen color photographs, technical diagrams and short essays.
Its a book for dancers, producers, zine-lovers, supporters of the arts, DIY enthusiasts, and anyone who enjoys understanding the art of how things are made. With the pandemic barriers to live performance, this project is my 2020 "show"-- one that arrives in your living room or inbox.
Edited by Lily Kind
Photographs by Zach Schulman with additional contributions by Yechiel Husarsky and Jamie Mclean.
Printed and Bound by Fireball Prints in Philadelphia