• We have radically exciting news… Our DJ pals from Honey Soundsystem and our tech-savvy neighbors at Twitter have each pledged $5,000 in matching funds to our Indiegogo campaign! That’s a $10,000 Art and Tech Match to build the new CounterPulse! So if our tantalizing perks weren’t irresistible enough on their own, you and your friends […]

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  • As a woman of African descent, born to an African American mother and a Central African father, I believe this project reflects the uniqueness of my journey and addresses many of the questions that permeate my existence, as I seek God, and wrestle with womanhood, motherhood, Africanity, AfricanAmericanity and all of the ‘anities’ and ‘isms’ that come […]

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  • I am consumed, consuming, predator and prey, object and subject, caught in the performance of self in a biological and cultural context that is full of contradictions. There are so many things to really be afraid of in the world and so many beings living with tragic, immediate threats. I live in relative privilege and […]

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  • By Shanti Ramrattan (Company Dancer) It’s been a year-and-a-half journey for me as a performer with the Nava Dance Theatre, and every moment thus far has been an event-filled dancer’s dream.  In-depth rehearsals, constantly evolving items, the birth of new characters, re-envisioned music…and a company of the most dedicated, talented artists committed to showing up […]

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  • By Sophia Valath (co-Artistic Director) I have had a few experiences in my life where I didn’t quite know what I was getting into when I signed up for it…the kind of decisions that you make almost on a whim. The ones you say ‘yes’ to not because you’ve necessarily thought it through, but because […]

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  • We are back! I am so thrilled that Nava Dance Theatre is going to present The Cloud Messenger at CounterPULSE this year through year 2 of the Performing Diaspora residency program. The evening length version of The Cloud Messenger, to be premiered September 11th-14th at CounterPULSE (1310 Mission St) will feature new original musical score, […]

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  • From Jessica Robinson Love, Executive & Artistic Director Dear colleagues, artists, supporters, and friends, I could scarcely have imagined when I ascended the long stairs at 848 Community Space fourteen years ago to become its sole staff member, that “the little space that could” would become a bustling professional theater and a nationally-recognized model for […]

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