Founded by Artistic Directors Weidong Yang and Daiane Lopes da Silva in January 2013, Kinetech Arts (kinetecharts.org) is a collective of artists and scientists who create performances that combine dance and science with the newest interactive technology, to create unique and beautiful experiences. Kinetech Arts has performed at ODC theatre, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, KUNST-STOFF arts, L.A.S.T festival, Geekdom, Moscone Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, Djerassi, De Young Museum, among others. Together with Codame art+tech, Kinetech Arts held the first Hack + Dance Marathon in San Francisco. Kinetech Arts was recognized by the SF WEEKLY as "Best Genre-Defying Sci-Artistic Collaboration of 2014” Since 2014 Kinetech Arts has hosted the annual DanceHackSF, (2016 and 2017 in collaboration with collaboration with CounterPulse SF)
CounterPulse (counterpulse.org) is building a movement of risk-taking art that shatters assumptions and builds community. We provide space and resources for emerging artists and cultural innovators, serving as an incubator for the creation of socially relevant, community-based art and culture. CounterPulse acts as a catalyst for art and action; creating a forum for the open exchange of art and ideas, catalyzing transformation in our communities and our society. We work towards a world that celebrates diversity of race, class, cultural heritage, artistic expression, ability, gender identity & sexual orientation. We strive to create an environment that is physically and economically accessible to everyone.