Hi, I'm Karla Johanna Quintero, an NYC-bred, SF/Oakland-based dance artist and I invite you to share my journey through the lens of my creative musings.
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It’s been fun getting to know “rag doll,” a 2D, physics-based human simulation created by Florian Hoenig. Together we will be performing a duet in progress this coming Monday and Tuesday as part of the SF-based tech-art collaborative Kinetech’s first public showing during Kunst-Stoff’s annual Arts Fest. The showing will be an open lab where each of the collaborative’s members will present different technologies and performance pieces in progress. The audience will have a chance to both watch and interact with the technologies, including “rag doll.”
In the studio: I recently joined, the collaborative Kinetech, a group of performers, visual artists and tech geniuses to explore the space where movement and technology relate. We are covering some new ground and no better place to explore this world than the Bay Area, home to Silicon Valley. This image, captured by Kinetech pioneer Weidong Yang offers a glimpse into our process, taking place weekly at Kunst-Stoff Arts.
…an experiment in curating: 3 East Bay performance spaces are mixing it up and curating at each others venues creating a whole weekend of live performance. Together with Emily Baumann, Carly Johnson and sound artist Donald Hanson of the Spectrum Electric, I will be presenting duets in progress from an upcoming work being created as part of an artistic residency at the Temescal Art Center.
WHEN: Friday April 12th @ 8:30PM
WHERE: the Milkbar (81st & San Leandro, in Oakland)
Tickets: $10, cash only
Directions: The Milkbar is located in East Oakland in the Sunshine Biscuit Factory Complex, on 81st Avenue and 1/2 a block east of San Leandro Avenue. The closest BART stop is Oakland Coliseum. For more detailed directions & driving directions visit: www.milkbar.org
What happens when the goggles come on…..according to choreographer Daiane Lopes da Silva, CHRYSALIS happens. As a dancer/interpreter in this reworked version of her piece, I can say its a brave new world behind the lenses. Hope you can join us on the flip side.
It’s an honor to have been chosen as one of SF Weekly’s 10 Mastermind finalists for Uncanny Valley (1.0), a dance work with movement inspired by human-like objects. The 1.0 version of the piece was performed at the Garage in December of 2012. The Remix will be performed this coming Thursday @ 7pm at Artopia.
Performing this week in STREAM, a new work by choreographer Alma Esperanza Cunningham. STREAM is being developed in residence at the GARAGE. It marries classical dance, youtube videos and contemporary ideas about space and performance.
WHEN: Thursday Dec. 13 @ 8PM
WHERE: TheGarage (715 Bryant Street, SF), NO COVER