Choreo & _______

Choreo & _______ is a performance plus an activity that allows for people to engage in something physical between short dance performances. This intersection of performance and participation creates a unique embodiment opportunity for dancers and audiences-participants alike. Choreo & _______ is about engaging with meaningful opportunities to move our bodies, play, enjoy physical expression, and build community through movement.

Choreo & The Big Gay PICNIC


May 19, 2024 // 12pm – 4pm

Balboa Park

DISCO RIOT is excited to present Choreo & The Big Gay PICNIC on May 19, 2024. Under the direction of Producing Artist Martin Anthony Dorado, this event will include outdoor dance performance + picnic shenanigans in collaboration with The Big Gay Picnic! Between performances, the audience will have the opportunity to enjoy a good ol’ picnic.
PICNIC (noun)
A picnic is an excursion or outing with shareable foods provided by the participants and eaten in the open. Picnickers like to sit on the ground, on a rug or blanket while dining “alfresco.” Picnics can be informal or fancy, playful or elegant, simple or extravagant. Outdoor games or some other form of entertainment are common at large picnics, and lend to the carefree, pleasant, and wholesome experience.


Past Choreo & ______ Events

Choreo & SCARYaoke

October 21, 2023 at Art Produce
This event included dance performances + karaoke, spooky style! Between dances, the audience performed karaoke featuring 80s, 90s, and early 00s jams, and mingle in a festive costume party environment.
Lead Artist: Martin Anthony Dorado
Featured artists: Tina Carreras, Giovanna Francisco & Meesh Herd, Erin Kracht, Brianna Pilkinton (Accipiter Dance), and The Tchotchkes.


April 29 & 30 2023 at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

As part of the La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls (WOW) Festival, DISCO RIOT presented Choreo & Fly, a blend of kite-flying and dances! WOW is an interactive, site-inspired theater and performance festival with free events for community members of all ages.
Lead Artist: Chelsea Zeffiro
Featured artists: Ian Isles, Miranda Reed & Rachel Catalano, sol dela rosa, Shannon Yu余香儒, krystal masteller & chelsea roquero, and Kevin Holland.


September 17 & 18, 2022 at Olive Grove Park

As part of the City of San Diego’s Park Social Initiative, DISCO RIOT presented Choreo & Kickball at Olive Grove Park. Park Social is a citywide initiative that introduces social-specific contemporary art into the City’s vast and varied park system.
Featured artists: Tina Carreras, Sara Celaya, Martin Anthony Dorado, Marlene Garcia, Zaquia Mahler Salinas, Aisha Reddick, Robi Ruocco, and Chelsea Zeffiro.

Choreo & Climb

May 28th, 2022 at Grotto Climbing & Yoga (Miramar location)

Featured artists: Fresh Congress, Joyce Lin & Sharlette Sek, Nicole Oga, and Odessa Uno.


Choreo & Skate

March 1, 2020 at Skateworld San Diego

Featured artists: Lauren Christie, Desiree Cuizon, Martin Anthony Dorado, Evan Hart Marsh, Jaime Nixon, Robi Ruocco, and Chelsea Zeffiro