Daiane Lopes da Silva and Weidong Yang
Daiane Lopes da Silva is a dancer, choreographer, educator and artistic director of Kinetech Arts. Her work has been performed in Brazil, France, Belgium, Greece, Germany, Italy and the U.S.A. She was a resident artist at CounterPulse and Headlands Center for the Arts, and is currently in residency at Djerassi Resident Artists Program and ODC Theatre from 2018-2021. As a dancer, she has performed with KUNST-STOFF dance company, Labayen Dance, Lisbon Dance Company, little seismic dance company, Robert Moses’ Kin, and in works of Sara Shelton Mann. She studied at The Municipal Ballet of São Paulo, Brazil and at P.A.R.T.S., directed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in Brussels She is a faculty member of Alonzo King LINES Ballet Dance Center and Western Ballet. Daiane graduated with a B.A. in Psychology, Alpha Beta Kappa, from SFSU.
Weidong Yang is the co-founder and director of Kinetech Arts. He founded Kineviz, creating visual analytics solution for complex data. He received his Ph.D in Physics and Masters in Computer Science from University of Oregon. Weidong was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley, conducting research on quantum dots. He has collaborated and created many performances and installations. As a dancer, he has performed with various dance companies including KUNST-STOFF, Paco Gomes and Sara Shelton Mann. He was a Scientific Delirium Madness resident artist at Djerassi Resident Artists Program in 2017. He is currently in a 3-year residency at ODC Theatre and Djerassi.
Tanja London is a German kinesthetic, visual and haptic artist. Her work has a feminist viewpoint and explores sociopolitical and ecological discourses such as erosion of democracy, sustainability and epigenetics. Besides a BA in Social Pedagogy and Contemporary Dance she holds a MFA in Modern Dance including a Screendance Certificate.
Gizeh Muniz is a Mexican artist based in the Bay Area. Nature is her biggest inspiration and she seeks a life full of creativity, consciousness, and pleasure. She has performed as a dancer and creative collaborator with NAKA Dance Theater, Sara Shelton Mann, La Alternativa and Lizz Roman in San Francisco, CA; Silla Danza and Teatro de León in Baja California; Ocho Proyecto Gato in Mexico City as well as personal projects with tours in Mexico, United States, Europe, and Central America. She also has collaborated with various organizations of social impact in Mexico and in the United States.
Samuel Melecio-Zambrano was first exposed to dance in the womb, as his mother salsa-ed her way about the living room. Twenty years later, in 2018, he received a BFA in Dance from the University of South Florida, where he worked with Robert Moses, Kara Davis, and other amazing guest choreographers and faculty members. Immediately following his studies at USF, he was a member and collaborator of Tampa City Ballet for its debut season. He then lived in Melbourne, Australia and studied Countertechnique with founder Anouk Van Dijk and other certified teachers, before moving base to San Francisco.
Richard Festinger’s music is noted for its blend of “propulsive energy with an impeccable sense of poise and balance.” Founder of the Earplay Ensemble. Published by C.F. Peters and Wildcat Canyon Press. Recordings on Bridge, Centaur, CRI, CRS and Naxos labels. Major awards from the NEA, Jerome, Fromm, Koussevitzky, Argosy and Barlow Foundations, and others.
Musician and Programmer
We are happy to partner with The ClimateMusic Project, ODC Theatre, Djerassi Resident Artists Program and CounterPulse.