Photo by Chelsea Rowe

KUNST-STOFF, Brady Street Dance Centre

Wednesday, December 16, 1998

Elise Archias San Francisco Bay Guardian You hear about these sorts of Sprockets-like happenings animating small European venues: nearly-nude bodies emoting the expressionistic hell out of the human condition with a sort of seriousness that keeps them inside the elitist limits of high art's envelope--but also with an irritating wallow through adolescent angst. This one, however, brought to you by the local art forum KUNST-STOFF, infuses its techno, artistic exploration with a considerable dose of San Francisco freedom. Expect to see little barrettes along with the bubble-wrap ballet costumes. The evening includes three dance-theater pieces directed by KUNST-STOFF founders Yannis Adoniou and Tomi Paasonen, featuring limby choreography danced by some of the longest women you've ever seen. Also on the bill: five very promising experimental films and an exhibition of paintings, photographs, sculptures, and video installations by local artists. The DJ dance party and celebratory sustenance last until 2 a.m.