DISCO RIOT advocates for justice in the dance community, particularly for BIPOC, LGBTQA+ and otherwise disenfranchised movement artists living the intersections of these experiences. Opportunities for career advancement, artistic platforms to share work, or simply feel as though one is valued and supported in community are hard to come by in the dance world at large, but especially in San Diego. DISCO RIOT unpacks that and provides new ways forward. DISCO RIOT is committed in our mission to create opportunities that promote “community, justice, and movement as a form of radical expression.” We support local and independent dance artists, and the underrepresented demographics within the dance community and within the context of American society. Without creating such opportunities, the San Diego dance scene cannot contribute to the larger arts landscape. Our leadership, staff, and collaborators include a mix of artists and allies who strive to make San Diego a better place for dance, so that the public has access to and find themselves reflected in dance experiences that better include and represent the diversity of our region.
DISCO RIOT is committed to providing accessibility to all participants and the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We believe in and follow the practices of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We practice inclusion and provide accommodations and modifications for anyone or within an environment to minimize any discriminatory effect of a person’s physical, emotional, or learning ability to the extent that we are able. Specifically, accommodations can include but are not limited to the following: sign language interpreters, real time captionists, materials in alternate format, and special seating arrangements. We strive to create programming (i.e. classes, residencies, performances) and other activities that are readily accessible and usable by all. In order to optimize accessibility, we ask that individuals requiring auxiliary aids such as sign language interpreters and alternative format materials notify the event sponsor at least seven working days in advance. Every possible effort will be made to provide accommodations in an effective and timely manner on a case by case basis, as resources allow. Individuals who require accommodation and would like to attend or participate in any of our events, are encouraged to contact [Erika Wexler, Executive Director, email: email@example.com, phone: 210-865-4279].