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Mission Statement

KUNST-STOFF's mission is to create eclectic movement-focused art experiences that:

1) foster inter-disciplinary, global, and cross-cultural exchange;

2) challenge and expand the boundaries of perception;

3) and encourage critical thinking that leads to new understandings of contemporary society.


Yannis Adoniou's KUNST-STOFF is a San Francisco-based, Goldie award winning, contemporary dance company that has been creating eclectic movement-focused art experiences in the Bay Area for the past 10 years.

Under the artistic direction of Yannis Adoniou, the company celebrated
its 10th Anniversary Season with Three World Premieres on the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts main stage in February 2008. These premieres are a continuation of a decade-long dedication to creating conceptually driven work that challenges and expands the boundaries of our perception. With themes that reflect upon and respond to contemporary society, KUNST-STOFF's work reaches across cultural and social boundaries in search of that which resonates on a universal level.

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 of 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 Bay Area including ODC Theater, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the San Francisco International Arts Festival. The Company has also toured nationally and internationally, performing at Burning Man, the BERLIN TANZTAGE Festival, the Dimitria International Festival in Thessaloniki, Greece, The Southern Theater in Minneapolis, Velocity Dance Center in Seattle, and most recently in July 2007 at Dock 11 in Berlin, Germany and the 5th Athens International Dance Festival.
Concluding its Artists-in-Residence at ODC Theater this year, the company travelled to Tallahassee, FL for a month-long residency at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography in April 2008.

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.
photo by Andy Mogg




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