KINEMATIK Dance Theater, founded by Svea Schneider in 2010, is a Queens based urban-contemporary dance company that creates dance theater, site-specific performances, dance installations, dance films and multi-disciplinary performances. KINEMATIK’s work is highly visually driven, dynamic and often socio-critical, exploring topics of identity, gender, community, technology & media culture and site-specific public space.
KINEMATIK’s mission is to engage & empower people through dance, to build community, raise awareness about important social issues and use dance to make a positive impact in the world through performances, dance education & outreach programs. KINEMATIK has shown work nationally and internationally throughout NYC, Peru, India and Europe. KINEMATIK was chosen for the Performance Project Residency at University Settlement (NYC, 2011-2012), the Flushing Town Hall Dance Residency (Queens, 2013), the Dance Ignition Lab Residency (Sweden, 2015) and the KHOJ International Artist Residency in Pune/India (2015). KINEMATIK is fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts and has received several grants from the Queens Council on the Arts. KINEMATIK is the organizer and producer of INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival, a unique dance festival and community outreach program, that will take place along the LIC waterfront in Queens in July.