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.

Past Performances


June 18 — 7 PM, 2019

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

San Diego International Fringe Festival

June 6 — 16, 2019

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