WITH and These Teeth

Rachael Dichter & Dia Dear and Ishan ایشان (Armineh Astanbous & Rachael Sharkland)
Fri & Sun, Oct 2 & 4, Fri at 5pm, Sun at 3pm and 5pm at Golden Gate Park
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 Edge Residency 2020 is sold out!

We will be livestreaming the show on Sun, Oct 4, 5pm.

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soften the body and unleash the female voice

Join CounterPulse for a special Edge Residency showcase at Golden Gate Park

Edge is an incubation residency and commissioning program for contemporary choreographers whose work is deeply curious about the intersection of art practice and social change. 

WITH by Rachael Dichter & Dia Dear blends physical practices and nightlife for a multi-generational queer phenomenon. WITH invites the audience to engage in a deep, extensive physical exploration of movement to move beyond singularity. Together Rachael & Dia blur boundaries of real/unreal and distance/intimacy to activate performance as a non-performative act.

Rachael Dichter & Dia Dear; Photo by Robbie Sweeny

These Teeth by Ishan ایشان (Armineh Astanbous & Rachael Sharkland) explores the conditioned figure of the female voice as it influences subjectivity and embodied experience. We draw on personal history and consider the female voice and body more broadly as it has been disciplined into thinking, speaking, and moving along ligatures that re-inscribe its voicelessness. In refusing these terms that subjugate and censor, our process exalts the range and capacity of the feminine body and voice.

Armineh Astanbous

Please join us for these special performances

Oct 2 & 4

Fri at 5pm, Sun at 3pm & 5pm

Edge Residency 2020 is sold out

Please consider making a donation to the artists through CounterPulse’s donation page >>

Add note “Edge Residency 2020” and all proceeds will go to the artists.

Edge Residency 2020 will be presented at Golden Gate Park
Ticket buyers will be emailed with audience instructions and the performance location before the event

We will not be selling tickets at the park. RSVP is required to see show.


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Edge is made possible by support from the Ken Hempel Fund for the Arts, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. WITH by Dia Dear & Rachael Dichter has received additional support by FACT/SF.

COVID-19 Safety Message:

CounterPulse is implementing COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure our community’s safety and wellbeing. Our team at CounterPulse is committed to continue providing performance space, while complying with the CDC, OSHA, Federal, State, City and County regulations and recommendations. We’ve been closely monitoring COVID-19 health and safety updates.

Edge Residency 2020 will be held outdoors at Golden Gate Park and there will be no provided seating. CounterPulse has selected a location in which capped audiences can be physically-distanced, and we will require face coverings for all audiences and staff to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

CounterPulse will provide masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes to guests at check-in, and take guests’ temperature with a no-touch device before allowing entrance to the seating area. In addition, we will be regularly disinfecting any shared surfaces in the performance area. Staff will be equipped with and required to use personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves and face coverings while working near others.

Our staff is continuing to work from home, making exceptions only for essential operations to reduce safety risks. For now, CounterPulse programming will take place online or outdoors, and we will not reopen our facilities until we build community and scientific consensus. We will continue to cancel, delay, or adjust programs in compliance with community accord and creating a community-derived shared practice of safety and care. Please purchase a ticket and if public outdoor assembly is no longer deemed safe we will cancel this event and issue you a full refund.


October 2
October 11
$3.5 - $35




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