About the Grant

$26,000 to support DISCOTROPIC (MAP 2015)
$4,684 to general operating support for niv Acosta

About the Project

DISCOTROPIC is a living graphic novel, manifest in episodical live events, exploring the relationship between sci-fi, disco music/ideology, astrophysics and the black american experience. In DISCOTROPIC we are creating our own fantastical world/s via dance, text, and sculpture that seeks to create a space for people of a marginalized experience. A space where we can be together, honest, relaxed, inspired, and self-empowered. I believe these are ingredients for a revolutionary space. In creating DISCOTROPIC we meditate on sparse unity, quiet virtuosity, and internalized spectacle departing from our collective queer lens.

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New York Live Arts

niv Acosta


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