Kinetech Arts Featured Artist Presentations are a showcase for creators, artists, scientists, makers and thinkers to discuss their work and life. This month Kinetech Arts is proud to present Jo Kreiter and Serena Sanulli. Admission is free.
Jo Kreiter is a San Francisco-based choreographer with a background in political science. Through dance she engages physical innovation and the political conflicts we live within. Her company, Flyaway Productions explores the range and power of female physicality. Kreiter creates a sense of spectacle to make a lasting impression with an audience, striving for the right balance of awe, provocation, and daring. Kreiter’s tools include community collaboration, a masterful use of place, a feminist lens and a body-based push against the constraints of gravity. Recent awards include a Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellowship, the Rainin Foundation Open Spaces Award and a National Dance Project Creation Grant. In the 2015 book, “Moving Sites: Investigating Site-Specific Dance Performances” by Victoria Hunter, Jo Kreiter’s work is highlighted as an example of “the politically-driven work of the experienced and prolific site dance artist”.
Serena Sanulli, Ph.D., is a joint postdoc between the John Gross and Geeta Narlikar labs at UCSF. She is interested in understanding the biophysical principles that regulate DNA packaging in cells and dictate cell fates. Prior to UCSF, Serena was a graduate student at the Curie Institute in Paris where she studied the genetic and epigenetic changes involved in stem cell differentiation and mouse development. Serena is interested in further studying genome organization and compartmentalization by combining structural and cellular studies.