Summer Festival

Queer Mvmnt Fest

June 12-18, 2023

From June 12-18, 2023 DISCO RIOT will present San Diego’s only queer-focused movement-arts festival, Queer Mvmnt Fest. Under the direction of local queer dance artists, Desiree Cuizon and Trystan Merrick, the festival features artists who identify as part of the queer, trans and gender-nonconforming dance community in San Diego and beyond. This festival empowers and showcase LGBTQIA+ artists from all backgrounds through performance, workshops, discussions, and classes. The wide variety of free programming offers opportunities in queer focused spaces as well as sharing with the general public. Queer Mvmnt Fest highlights the work of BIPOC artists within the LGBTQIA+ community, examining and centering the need for addressing inequity through an intersectional lens.

Check out this 2022 Queer Mvmnt Fest recap video!

Interested in supporting the festival? Questions and inquiries can be directed to Queer Mvmnt Fest Lead Artists, Desiree Cuizon and Trystan Merrick at

DISCO RIOT is committed to accessibility for all participants from the widest possible audience. Individuals with disabilities who would like to attend or participate in any of our events are encouraged to contact Alyssa Rose, Events and Communications Assistant (email: regarding any accommodation needs.
This project is made possible with support from