CounterPulse Festival

At CounterPulse and The Lab with associated events at SFMOMA’s Open Space winter season Limited Edition
Wed-Sun, Mar 14-18
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The first edition of the CounterPulse Festival is both an incubator and launch pad for experimental dance and performance makers.

This year CounterPulse asks audiences to join in the experiment of festival, both human-scale and mind bending. Expect the perceptions and conceptions of yourself and those around you to flex as a full program of performance, conversation, and radical celebration unfold over four days featuring Mica Sigourney, Russian artist Olga Tsvetkova, Xandra Ibarra, and more. A highlight of the CounterPulse Festival is an artist lab that brings together artists from the Bay Area, swing states, and Russia to research how interdisciplinary arts can be a model for cultural pluralism.

The CounterPulse Festival condenses the risk-taking performance and dialogue we’re known best for and condenses it into an immersive weekend. Presented locally in conjunction with SFMOMA’s Open Space’s winter season Limited Edition, and internationally with GPS/Global Practice Sharing, a program of Movement Research supporting exchange projects between independent performing arts communities in the USA and Eastern Europe.

Full lineup announced soon


March 14
March 18