• Keepin’ it Real…down in the TL

    by Krista DeNio, Skywatchers Artist Facilitator **NOTE: The names of individuals in this post have been changed for confidentiality. It all started with having one another’s backs. That’s right. I got your back. Whose got your back? I GOT YOUR BACK. We said, we sung, we danced and we meant it. This past year, Skywatchers focused […]

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  • Judith Butler on Performativity and Performance

    Julie Phelps Interviewing Judith Butler Original Interview conducted on July 18, 2013 On Friday, November 3, 2017, renowned gender theorist Judith Butler will be conversing with Monique Jenkinson, the artist behind the cis-female drag persona Fauxnique in an evening entitled “Ordinary Practices of the Radical Body” at CounterPulse. Let’s take a look back to 2013 […]

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  • Combustible: an early retrospect

    So here we are, just before the last performance. It has been 5 exciting performances so far. With all of them going ‘perfect’… And of course nothing is never the perfect but those imperfections and the performers response to them make each night unique and different. This is the nature of things. Now let’s look […]

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  • Big changes happening to the membership program at CounterPulse, people. Big changes. I thought, what is a membership program for Counterpulse? For eight years I’ve been pondering the question, actually. What is membership for a community based, performing arts center? It is in the words community and arts. Members are our community. Anyone one who […]

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  • Groundwater and Grassroots: The Curious Tale of Justin Ebrahemi

    My Path: My career trajectory seems foreign to my family. “You’ve been studying water for 2 years and now you’re at a dance organization?” Well, not quite. You see, I got my Masters in a social science research program entitled Environment & Community, where I interrogated the disparate cultural themes surrounding water management in search […]

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  • Collaboration in the age of multimedia art

    Hey everyone, This time I wanted to talk about my views on collaboration and how it applies to our residency with Freya at CounterPulse. So let’s start by dumping some ideas. Collaboration to me… is about communicating is about the work/project not individuals is also the individuals enjoying is the process of getting multiple people involved […]

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  • CounterPulse Fall 2017 Season Announcement

    CounterPulse is launching into an electrifying fall season with a series of performances that seek virtual bodies, radical bodies, quantified bodies and missing bodies through movement. We face extinction and environmental toxicity while finding resilience in community, pleasure, and corporeality. We’ll kick things off with new works from Combustible, CounterPulse’s newest residency program that synthesizes […]

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