DISCO RIOT exists to elevate a collaborative art culture in San Diego and beyond — because the world needs more movement-based art. We seek to connect dancers and artists who want to move themselves and audiences in ways that push boundaries, and to make high impact art that promotes community, justice, and movement as a form of radical expression.
Disco Riot's S P A C E Alliance Studio Residency Program - promoting the cooperation of local space and movement-artists.
Art Produce has partnered with Disco Riot to provide space to Zoya Sardashti.
"I am concerned with how intersections of live art, performance ethnography and socially engaged art mediate cultural transformation. My artistic practice has moved through several mediums since starting actor training 23 years ago, but using art to pose questions, connect with others and shift perception has remained consistent. Theatre is an obsession that keeps me from pursuing a career in politics."
About Zoya's Work:
How Do We Dress for the Weather? is the sixth installment in the Waking Up Iranian American series, a life project that includes 5 one-to-one performances, a dance, and performance lecture. The performances are autoethnographic works and a series of performative interventions focused on the ways cultural exchange develops between a performer and a participant. In Waking Up Iranian American, intimacy is used as a strategy to counteract the positioning that cultures of fear intend to create. The intention is to create a space where people are invited to participate in discussions and actions about being between cultures, nationalism and Islamophobia, so that we might move beyond antiquated notions of free and oppressed.