Our unified mission and intentions derived from our sister platform based in Cambridge, MA. VISCERAL is an underground dance gathering established in 2016, producing a unique social and club experience steeped in conceptual storytelling through integrating art installations with live performances to create a journey for audiences to embody raw, instinctive, self-expression while stimulating community building in the process.
The platform's divine mission by heart is to disrupt and diversify the nightlife industry by endorsing underrepresented People of Color and LGBTQ+ talents from the underground electronic music scene; producing immersive experiences on a radically expressive dance floor and adequately curated safe space for marginalized dancers and ravers.
OUR POETIC INSPIRATION
The poetic inspiration behind our fundamental concept stems from the African-American Boy Scout Movement that emerged one year after the establishment of one of the most mainstream organizations known to us today as the Boy Scouts of America.
The Boy Scouts of America formed in 1910, catering solely to white youth; excluding Black scouts along with other racial minorities such as immigrants, rural low-income, and kids with disabilities from joining their troops. In response to the racial discrimination and creed, the first African-American Boy Scout Troop established in North Carolina to salvage its morally vigorous and virtuous code of ethics by turning the opposing organization on its head.