Photo by Chelsea Rowe

Defying gravity

Friday, January 26, 2001

The San Francisco Bay Guardian You have to hand it to Yannis Adoniou and Tomi Paasonen, codirectors of the multimedia dance phenomenon KUNST-STOFF: they never fail to bring outer space to the inner spaces of San Francisco's performance Scene. Both former ballet dancers, Adoniou and Paasonen challenge, employ, corrupt, and honor the dance tradition from whence they emerged by ensconcing its physical habits in the ever baffling atmosphere of contemporary technological society. For their run at Jon Sims, Adoniou directs Everything Is under Control, which is likely to exhibit chaos en pointe. For all its Euro obtuseness, KUNST-STOFF feels fresh and fun, and the choreographers appear deeply committed to their art without taking it too seriously.