Directed and performed by Zaquia Mahler Salinas w/ violinist Shayla James
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” – Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations
Mass incarceration and criminalization impact our communities of color exponentially. The prison-industrial complex, the culture of confinement, and the use of detention to control and dehumanize for a profit are a sickness of American capitalism. Replace detention with education, sanctuary, and rehabilitation. End the systemic disenfranchisement of people of color.
ABOUT THE CULTURE OF INCARCERATION
DISCO RIOT Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Zaquia Mahler Salinas, is a native of San Diego. After receiving her BA in Dance with Honors from UC Santa Barbara in 2011, she returned to San Diego and danced for Jean Isaacs’ San Diego Dance Theater from 2012-2018. In 2017 she obtained her MFA in Dance: Creative Practice from Saint Mary’s College of California where she focused on dance as a platform for social justice. She is currently serving as dance faculty at San Diego City College. As a choreographer, Zaquia has presented dance works throughout California, and more recently in Texas, Peru and Mexico.