About KD/MovingGround

KD/MovingGround (KD/MG) creates new forms of performance work and evolves interdisciplinary thinking between the fields of dance and theater, as well as other disciplines. KD/MG uses performance training and production to engage performers, audience and community members in active dialogue toward a socially just world. Returning themes include: war, technology, isolation, love, and the tragic, and comedic ways we negotiate being human. Performance forms include ensemble devised dance/theater, site-specific work, audience-interactive experiences, choreography focuse projects, original solo theater works, and improvisational dance and theater. Venues are determined by the material content, thematic and aesthetic values of each particular work.

Artistic Director, Krista DeNio has been creating work in the Bay Area and around the country since 1997. KD/MG serves the San Francisco/ Bay Area, and has created work in and continues relationships with other communities, including: Boulder & Denver, Colorado, New York, New York, Albuquerque & Santa Fe, New Mexico, Holyoke, Northampton, Amherst and other communities in Western Massachusetts, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and others. Some past, current and developing partnerships include: CounterPulse, where DeNio is a House Artist, and former ARC artist, Veteran Artists, Veteran Community Media Center of San Francisco, 100 Faces of War Experience/ Matthew Mitchell, Cal Humanities, California Institute of Integral Studies, Veterans Book Project, Sara Kraft, UC Davis Department of Theater and Dance, Canal Gallery (Holyoke, MA), Naropa University (Boulder, CO), Stanford University, The Triangle Lab/ Cal Shakes as an Artist Investigator, where DeNio was recently an Artist Investigator, in collaboration with Berkeley Food and Housing Project, and their GPD program serving twelve male U.S. Military veterans in transitional housing. She is a lecturer with U.C. Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS).

KD/MG has met with a number of successes in development of the EchoTheaterSuitcase project (ETS), bringing together mixed ensembles of military veterans and non-veterans, to create site-specific, audience-interactive theater works, based on personal narrative.  ETS will have an evening length iteration featuring all female veterans and non-veterans in September 2016 at CounterPulse.  Other current projects include COLLISION, a collaboration between KD/MG, Stanford Arts Institute, Author, Artist and Professor of Anthropology, Lochlann Jain, and Liz Lerman (performance: May 2016).


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