What we do, who we are, and our lasting impact has taken shape over the past four years. This is the time to help us crystallize DISCO RIOT and what we bring to the community as we take on year 5 of radical programming. We will continue to evolve as we more deeply actualize exciting, leveled-up iterations of the same rad programming you know and love, while growing new approaches to serving the community.
We’ve set the intention for 2023 to be about deepening our capacity as a producer and presenter of movement-artists. Season 5 is for:
We’re collaborating up with very cool community partners, organizations, and artists to bring it all to life. Join us in making 2023 a year for solidifying our work as a deep-seated and far-reaching local arts organization for San Diego and beyond!
DISCO RIOT is leading the charge for (r)evolution of movement and performing arts culture in San Diego. Your contributions to DISCO RIOT always go directly towards the generation of new movement-based art, resources for artist collaboration, and the necessities of building a stronger community. Every dollar you give impacts the possibility of more dance, storytelling, innovation and artist retention in our region.
We are currently at $23,280 of our $25,000 goal!
Season 4 was our first truly full season of programming. We continued to provide much loved DISCO RIOT staples like our donation based classes and the S P A C E Alliance Studio Residency, successfully revived the joyous Choreo & ____, and launched new, vital programming like Queer Mvmnt Fest. We are insanely proud of the work we accomplished this year. Here’s a recap of what DISCO RIOT achieved in 2022:
We appreciate your support and want to show you some love. Contribute and get some sweet perks!
Friends of DISCO RIOT: $100+
Admirers of the Revolutionary Groove: $250+
Supporters of the Glitter Hustle: $500+
Advocates of Righteous Movement: $1000+
Coconspirators of the Cosmic Revolution: $5000+
We want to give a big shoutout to all of the artists and their collaborators who created with DISCO RIOT this year. It is always an honor to share in your process and have the privilege to showcase your work!
We are also very fortunate to have had some amazing partners and coconspirators in 2022! Shout out to Art Produce, BalletCenter Studios, Visionary Dance Theatre, FACT/SF, Stage 7 School of Dance, Malashock Dance, Mingei International Museum, San Diego Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
Our Board of Directors, Grant Committee, all of the DISCO RIOT staff, and volunteers deserve a huge thank you for their work in supporting the mission and work of this organization. The success of every program we activate is interconnected, and made possible by their work.
Board of Directors: Erika Wexler, Zach Leffers, Joyce Lien Kushner, and Jennifer Samore
Grant Committee: Elva Salinas, Anna Rogers, and Erika Wexler
DISCO RIOT Staff: Lauren Christie, Marty Dorado, Sol dela Rosa, Odessa Uno, Chelsea Zeffiro, Desiree Cuizon, and Trystan Merrick, Taylor Olson, Alyssa Rose Soderberg, and Zaquia Mahler Salinas