• The Mapping Project Navarrete x Kajiyama & Element Dance Theater SF International Arts Festival, Fri-Sun June 6-8, 8pm, $20 (tickets here) As a part of “The Mapping Project” performance, coming to CounterPulse June 6-8, I’m creating some digital prints that illustrate stories that come from some of the dancers. We’ve interviewed the dancers about the […]

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  • paige starling sorvillo/blindsight • SF International Arts Festival Thu-Sat. May 22-24 & 29-31, 8pm $20 (Members $15, Thursdays: pay-what-you-can) Integrating contemporary butoh dance with stunning live video and an original sound score, blingsight creates a sense-saturated exploration of intimacy and violence. At 37˚celcius we have unprecedented potential to connect, to risk, to make contact inside […]

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  • Sun, April 27, 8pmMany of the Bay Area’s most exciting performing artists gather to celebrate CounterPULSE’s third birthday. Featuring Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Scott Wells & Dancers, AXIS Dance Company, Robert Moses’ Kin, Shinichi Iova-Koga, Joe Goode Performance Group, Jess Curtis/Gravity, and Joanna Haigood/ Zaccho Dance Theatre; plus food, beverages, and a silent auction to benefit CounterPULSE. […]

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  • Dear Friends, Welcome to our new weblog — an online catalyst for art and action, and archive! If you know CounterPULSE, and chances are you do because you’ve found our blog, you are well aware that we’re a unique space. This blog is no different. Whether it’s in our theater, or on your computer screen, […]

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  • Cid Pearlman, Liam Clancy, casebolt and smith California Touring Project Fri.–Sat. April 25-26, 8pm $12-20 Cid Pearlman (Santa Cruz), Liam Clancy (San Diego), Liz Casebolt and Joel Smith (Los Angeles) present a collection of dances that navigate the slippery nature of meaning and gleefully fracture expectations of gender, friendship, and collaboration. “It’s a rare joy […]

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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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  • Jess Curtis/Gravity with Maria Scaroni and Croi Glan Integrated Dance Company Thurs.–Sun. Mar. 27-30, Apr. 3-6, 8pm $18 Thurs. & Sun, $20 Fri. & Sat. Two naked bodies interact through a highly structured improvisational score. Manipulating our perception, they reveal the body’s awkwardness, its potential failure and finiteness, creating space for the unknown, the wondrous, […]

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