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Move American

  • WHEN Ongoing from now until November 2, 2020[days & times]
  • WHERE Virtual / DISCO RIOT
  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

2020 has been a turbulent year. It is also an election year. We have had more time and space than ever to deeply feel the injustice, inequity, and systemic oppression of the infrastructure of the United States. We know artists play vital roles in times like these. Artists testify with embodied stories, compose the art that will present the history often buried and erased, and creatively enact the better world we know is possible.

To support the massive mobilization for change in the United States and help sustain the momentum of the movement all the way to the election, DISCO RIOT will present Move American, a 9-week series of short dance films from September 7 - November 2.

Each video will feature a different self-directed movement artist from somewhere in the United States, examining or sharing a social justice/political/human rights topic. These dance films are intended to serve as Public Service Announcements of sorts, with a clear action item linked to each film calling on folks to prepare and take action to VOTE. Participating artists include Angel Acuña (NYC), Leila Awadallah (Minneapolis), Desiree Cuizon (San Diego), Alyssa Junious (Oceanside), Nhu Nguyen and Zack King with collaborators (San Diego), Derion Loman (Los Angeles), Zaquia Mahler Salinas (San Diego), Trystan Merrick (San Diego), Sarah Navarrete (Austin).

This project serves several purposes:

- influence voter participation, action and civic engagement in our communities
- a platform to share the stories and the hearts of marginalized voices
- a container for processing thoughts/feelings/experiences in these unprecedented times
- connect the public to thoughtful movement artists committed to affecting change

Join us in promoting the voices and stories of movement artists as we advocate for action, change, and a more equitable America.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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Above: Promotional graphic for Move American courtesy of Disco Riot.


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