• Jess/Curtis Gravity presents a Big Benefit Performance Bash OLD SCHOOL/NEW RULES at CounterPULSE Saturday January 24,  8pm www.jesscurtisgravity.org • www.counterpulse.org A multi-generational roster of all-stars from San Francisco and beyond come out to support Jess Curtis/Gravity’s upcoming 2009 San Francisco Season and you’re invited. Art, Party and Delectable Tidbits of Dance, Improvisation and Body-based Performance […]

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  • Join us Friday, June 27, 2008 for… ARTIST+NUDE= Benefit Art Sale, Auction and Raffle of Original Nude Art Hosted by Peaches Christ and Nudist Volunteers. On Friday June 27, CounterPULSE and Marrvelous Films presents ARTIST+NUDE= an art sale, auction and raffle of original nude art and photography made exclusively for the funding of “Faerie,” a documentary that chronicles […]

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  • WCCIF Teachers Show & Pre-Registration Jam A Taste of Contact Improvisation for National Dance Week Sun. May 4, 8pm Free This features performances by West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival teachers. See great pieces, take a CI mini-lesson, and find out about scholarship and work exchange opportunities for the upcoming festival. Learn more about this dance […]

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  • Wednesday, April 30, 7:30pm, Free Local rarity in the Franciscan bioregion: Who cares? Charismatic butterflies, delicate lilies, and Still Wild at Heart, a film about nature & wildlife in the city. With Liam O’Brien, Margo Bors and Melissa Peabody

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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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  • Dreamboat, Where Are You? is a punk pop duo that combines short and sweet songs with choreographed vaudevillian antics to make their own brand of musical entertainment. Co-captained by Carrie Baum (guitar) and Jessica Fudim (drums), Dreamboat, Where Are You? has been described as “The Buzzcocks meet The Muppets”, “Magnetic Fields with kicks and twirls” […]

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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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