Our Story

KINEMATIK Dance Theater, founded by Svea Schneider in 2010, is a NYC based urban-contemporary dance company that creates, performs and produces large scale site-specific performances, evening length dance theater, dance installations, multi-disciplinary performances, dance films, and facilitates dance education and outreach programs.


Our Mission

KINEMATIK’s mission is to engage and empower people through dance, to build community, raise awareness about important social issues, and use dance as a tool for social justice through performances, dance education & outreach programs. 


Our Work

KINEMATIK uses the body, visual imagery, technology, props and public space to create meaningful, thought provoking and visually stimulating dance experiences inside the theater and in the public space. Our work is highly visually driven, dynamic and often socio-critical, exploring topics of identity, gender, technology, media culture and site- specific public space. Incorporating different dance styles, from contemporary and modern dance to capoeira and breaking, we strive to build a unique and approachable visceral movement language, that emphasizes liveliness and authenticity, and aims to allow the audience to have an experience to feel, rather than to sit and watch. KINEMATIK has created, performed and produced work nationally and internationally throughout NYC, Peru, India and Europe. 


Venues include:

Jönköping Läns Museum • Tribeca Film Festival • Hollywood Fringe Festival • Andanzas Int’l Dance Festival • New York International Fringe Festival • DUMBO Dance Festival • Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater • Dixon Place • Danspace @ St. Marks Church • Flushing Town Hall • Wave Rising Series • Carnival Choreographers Ball • BB Kings • Performance Project • Jerry Leibovitz Theater for the Performing Arts • Triskelion Arts • Merce Cunningham Theater • WestFest Dance Festival • Grounds for Sculpture • Ladies of Hip Hop Festival • Highline Ballroom.

KINEMATIK’s dance films have been shown at the Screendance Festival and TIFA Studios. KINEMATIK’s choreography was selected as a TOP 10 Finalist in the international choreography contest by the renowned Sadlers Well’s Theater in London. In 2011, KINEMATIK appeared in a German documentary series and was featured in Ms. Rey’s music video “Wonder Woman. KINEMATIK currently produces INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival. 



Founder, Artistic + Executive Director