Kinodance Company is an interdisciplinary artist collaborative founded in Boston in 1999 by choreographer/dancer Alissa Cardone, filmmaker Alla Kovgan and visual artist Dedalus Wainwright out of a passion for the kinetic arts, experimentation and a strong belief in the power of interdisciplinary collaborations. Since 2004, core members include choreographer/ dancer Ingrid Schatz and lighting designer Kathy Couch.
Among Kinodance’s creations are intermedia and expanded cinema stage performances, installations and films. Critics described Kinodance performance as “stunning”, “mesmeric”, “…a daring and dramatically theatrical experience”, “…a breathtaking synthesis of live and filmed dance”, “mysterious and vivid, formally sophisticated and painterly…”
Kinodance endeavors merge boundaries between dance, cinema, visual art, and sound, aspiring to develop a common language of interaction among art media. Choreography of elements is the term that Kinodance came up with to formally describe their creative process.
Kinodance’s projects have been presented nationally and internationally and supported by NDP/NEFA RDDI Dance Lab, Downstreet Arts/MassMOCA, LEF Contemporary Work Fund, Summer Stages Dance, Bank of America Celebrity Series, Open Society Institute (Soros Foundation), Trust for Mutual Understanding, Monaco Dance Forum, World Music/ CrashARTS, Harkness Center Space Grant Project (New York).
Kinodance Company was selected as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 To Watch” in 2008.