DISCO RIOT presents

Ex Nihilo

In the beginning, desire - the first seed of mind - arose in That. Seer poets, searching in their heart with wisdom, found the bond of existence in nonexistence.

Hymn of Creation - Rig Veda (10:129)

Ex Nihilo, Latin for “out of nothing” is DISCO RIOT’s first show: something coming from nothing. In this work we meditate on the creative spark that must underlie all beginnings in order to bring them to fruition, and the humbling awe of never truly knowing where it comes from.


Choreography by Zaquia Mahler Salinas in collaboration with dancers Lauren Christie, Desiree Cuizon, and Jaime Nixon.


Live, original sound by Jonny Tarr; accompanied by audio recordings of Alan Watts.

Upcoming Performances


June 18 — 7 PM

The Merc at Old Town Temecula Community Theater
42051 Main Street, Temecula, CA 92590

San Diego International Fringe Festival

June 6 — 16

Centro Cultural de la Raza
2004 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104


June 6 – 6 PM
June 8 – 7:30 PM
June 11 – 7:30 PM
June 13 – 9 PM
June 16 – 2:30 PM

Tickets are $10 plus a one-time $5 purchase for a 2019 Fringe Tag which is required for admission to all ticketed performances.

Your 2019 Fringe Tag purchase supports the continuation of the San Diego International Fringe Festival because 100% of ticket sales go directly to the performing artists. Add-on a Fringe Tag with your ticket purchase at check-out. You can also purchase a multi-show pass that is good for multiple performances at the festival and supports more local artists.