Our journey at DISCO RIOT began with a vision to inspire, empower, and ignite positive change through movement arts. With five successful years behind us, we’re thrilled to continue our journey. Now, as we continue to evolve and thrive, we find ourselves at the heart of creative transformation in the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art. This new home is not only our stage, but a sanctuary for artistic expression.
In the spirit of sustainability, DISCO RIOT has cultivated a thriving ecosystem of diverse artistry, growing into a living testament to the power of community, passion, and persistence. We are ready to tackle the next phase of making DISCO RIOT a sustainable resource for San Diego.
Your support will enable us to develop a vibrant rehearsal and performance space, continue to offer accessible dance offerings for all, build a more sustainable movement community through innovative programming, and expand our impact into the heart of San Diego’s cultural landscape. Be a part of our journey, and let’s Sustain the Groove, because together, we can move hearts, minds, and the world.
With your help, in 2024 we will:
You can make a one-time or recurring donation to support Season 6!
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.
Season 5 took DISCO RIOT programming to a new level. We upscaled critical DISCO RIOT programs like our donation based classes, Queer Mvmnt Fest, Choreo & _____, and S P A C E Alliance Studio Residencies, responded to community needs with community auditions, and professional development workshops, and grew our internal administrative and production capacity with evolving staff roles. While taking care of our programs in real time, we also looked to the future to strategize pathways towards sustainability that will allow DISCO RIOT to continue to serve the community with more stability and nuance. Here’s a recap of what DISCO RIOT achieved in 2023:
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 2023! Shout out to Blindspot Collective, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Art Produce, BalletCenter Studios, FACT/SF, Monarch School, Visionary Dance Theatre, Stage 7 School of Dance, Art Power Equity, Malashock Dance, and Mingei International Museum.
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, Jennifer Samore, and Lavina Rich
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, Trystan Merrick, Jasmyn Hamblin, Taylor Olson, Alyssa Rose Soderberg, and Zaquia Mahler Salinas
Lead Volunteer: Tina Carreras