Daiane Lopes da Silva, co-founder and artistic director of Kinetech Arts, is a dancer and choreographer whose work has been performed in Brazil, France, Belgium and the U.S.A. She has worked with Lisbon Dance Company, Labayen Dance, KUNST-STOFF Dance Company and Robert Moses’ Kin, among others. Her residencies include RAW at The Garage, RAD at KUNST-STOFF arts, and Marin Headlands Center for the Arts. In 2013 she graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from SFSU.
Weidong Yang, co-founder of Kinetech Arts is a scientist, dancer, photographer, and Taiji. Born in China and educated in the US, he works to synthesize his background in technology and art into new forms of expression. In addition to his work with Kinetech Arts, Weidong is CEO of Kineviz, a data visualization company he founded in 2014 with Travis Bennett.
Hien Huynh is a movement explorer. From Da Nang, Vietnam, he migrated with his family to Oakland, CA. Within the Bay Area, Hien has performed with Kim Epifano, Robert Moses’ Kin, Raissa Simpson, Lenora Lee, and theMoveMessenger(s). Moving between frequencies, he hopes to closer link the heart to heart.
Juliet Paramor is a freelance dance artist based out of Oakland. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz studying Human Biology and Dance. She has performed with Gerald Casel and Cid Pearlman. She is an intern at the ODC Healthy Dancers' Clinic and a fellow with Luna Dane Institute in Berkeley.
Keanu Brady is a developing San Francisco artist. Finding dance at 15, he nurtured his own relationship to the art form through his improvisational body. He trained at the University of Utah, which in turn opened doors to dance in California, New York, Vermont, England, Paris, and hopefully more. He has had the privilege to explore dance and work closely with artists Scotty Hardwig, Eric Handman, Satu Hummasti, Graham Brown, Sara Shelton Mann, Stephen Koplowitz, Garance Marneur, and now Daiane Lopes da Silva.
Hannah Wasielewski has performed her own creations as a solo artist and in collaborations in the San Francisco BayArea, Arezzo (Italy), Ponderosa, and Earthdance. She has performed in San Francisco for Sara Shelton Mann and Sara Kraft/KraftyWorks and is currently in process with Sam Stone/other dance and Kinetech Arts. She has also performed in works by Helen Walkley (Vancouver), David Dorfman (NYC), Seán Curran (NYC), and Leslie Seiters (San Diego). She teaches contact improvisation at Leviathan Studio, Lasqueti Island BC. She is currently studying Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with Body Intelligence.
Tiare Ribeaux is a Hawaiian-American new media artist, curator and community organizer whose work explores materiality, infrastructures, and environment. Her work seeks to provoke conversation and uncover hidden truths around opaque global industrial and socio-economic systems that are omnipresent yet often invisible in our day-to-day lives. She has been a Bay Area based curator and producer of visual arts, performance arts, and community events focused on innovation and radical inclusivity for over 5 years.
Masha Rotfeld is an arts administrator in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her M.A. in Art History from the University of California, Riverside
Maria Sotnikova is a dancer, choreographer and teacher from Vladivostok, Russia. For 15 years, she danced with KAURI, a contemporary dance company based in her hometown of Vladivostok. In 2015, Mariia moved to San Francisco to further explore and experiment in the contemporary dance genre and to pursue an MFA in dance.
Programmer and musician.