MISSION & HISTORY
K U N S T S T O F F = synthetic, plastic, artificial, or unnatural
K U N S T = art, S T O F F = things
Yannis Adoniou and Tomi Paasonen announced that come January 2014 KUNST-STOFF Dance Company (KSDC) now under the name KUNST-STOFF productions will no longer operate as a traditional company based solely out of San Francisco. The two co-founders decided to open KUNST-STOFF up as an international production company that will be based out of Europe more specific Athens, Greece and Berlin, Germany with mane focus on creating and curating multinational co-productions and collaborations.
KUNST-STOFF, originaly based in San Francisco, is a Goldie award winning, contemporary dance/production company that has been creating eclectic movement-focused art experiences for the past 15 years that focuses on international collaborations and co-productions.
KUNST-STOFF is known for its unusual and highly visual theatrical dance works, which merge different art forms, often creating unexpected collisions and provocative beauty. While versed in the realm of established dance techniques, the company's work steps outside the "known" with a distinctive movement style that extends the body beyond codified limits.
KUNST-STOFF has had the honor of appearing on the stages of some of the most dedicated dance presenters in the U.S.A. including ODC Theater, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the San Francisco International Arts Festival. The Company's touring nschedule has included, Burning Man, MANCCY Tallahassee FL, the BERLIN TANZTAGE Festival, the Dimitria International Festival in Thessaloniki, Greece, The Southern Theater in Minneapolis, Velocity Dance Center in Seattle, Dock 11 in Berlin, and the 5th Athens International Dance Festival among others.
KUNST-STOFF thanks the following organizations for their support: Alonzo King's LINES Ballet, Dance Mission Theater, The DZINE Store, The Goethe Institute, ODC Theater Artist-In-Residence Program, The San Francisco Dance Center, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Gyrotonic, Theater Bay Area's Ca$h Grant, The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and The Zellerbach Family Fund.