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  • Project Space artist Alice Combs: power and idleness

    Project Space artist Alice Combs: power and idleness By Erica Dixon   I had a great conversation with Alice Combs, our March Project Space resident artist, during her residency earlier this month. We sat down in the windowless, concrete room amidst her then in-process installation, charger cables hanging from the ceiling all around. While in […]

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  • CounterPulse Spring 2017 brings forth a milieu of performance makers for a season of works that will be respite from and resistance to the powers that be. We make space this spring season for risk, pleasure, solidarity, conflict, and futurity. CounterPulse is your home for radical ridiculousness, dissident discomposure, and all adjacent anarchic alliterations ; […]

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  • Art & activism with dana e. fitchet & Sammay

    By Erica Dixon   I met with our 2016 Performing Diaspora artists to chat about their process two weeks ago, the week before our recent election. After last week’s reaffirmation of our country’s divisiveness and bigotry, the exploration of the artist’s role in activist work feels more important now than ever. A question that I have […]

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  • San Francisco, CounterPulse, and Proposition S

    A note from Executive Director Tomás Riley on Prop S   Dear CounterPulse Family,   We are in the thick of the struggle for simultaneously preserving San Francisco as the creative capital and safe haven for families it represents for thousands of artists and long-time residents that have made this city home for decades. Those […]

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  • Perhaps it is right to begin our blog by positing ourselves this way: Like with much in our contemporary lives, The 35th Floor / Another Stor(e)y Above and Beyond Her Fall (35F) is largely informed by our necessity to face the violence that surrounds our bodies, and that other one in need of so much […]

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  • Shape Shifting: A conversation with Dana Michel about Yellow Towel with Rob Avila Yellow Towel, the much lauded solo by Montreal-based choreographer-performer Dana Michel, makes its San Francisco debut this weekend. Riffing on a blurred range of black stereotypes, the piece has the effect of unsettling the specific in favor of an investigation of the […]

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  • Wed, April 9, 7:30 pm Come and help celebrate NOWTOPIA, a new book by CounterPULSE’s own Chris Carlsson, host of Wednesday Talks and director of Shaping San Francisco. Chris will read from the book, introduce some special guests who are profiled in Nowtopia, and hold a discussion about the book’s look at a vital new […]

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