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.
Raktor / Jasper de Tarr
The host of DanceHack 2017, Jasper de Tarr, is a proffessional actor/comedian/Director/musician
he was birthed into the San Francisco Vaudeville Nouveau/Cirque movement. Jasper de Tarr is also an experience designer, and co creator of RAKTOR, Virtual Reality Theater startup startup that creates new media technology for a live audiences, Jasper has co-produced ongoing DANCE:HACK motion sensor hackathon with Kinetech, he has produced immerisive theater and projections for festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival and Edwardian Ball. He is producing new interactive VR Theater installations Deschutes.
Raktor (raktor.org) is a mixed reality production studio for live content. Providing a virtual performance platform that mixes elements of extended reality and live theatre. Bridging the gap between live interaction and virtual performers.