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June 2019

Summer Rental Deals

June 12 - July 31
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Summer Rental Deals CounterPulse gets a little lonely between seasons. We’re cutting our rental prices through June and July to see more artists in our spaces! > Rent 5 hours for $75 ($25 off) > Rent 10 hours for $150 ($50 off) Learn more about CounterPulse rentals >>

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September 2019
Free

Open Stage at CounterPulse

September 4
CounterPulse,

Join CounterPulse for another evening of body-based, improvisational, and poetic expression, courtesy of our weird and radical community. Free RSVP >> This is CounterPulse’s fourth Open Stage, a free, wild, and welcoming event that brings you to the stage to share whatever you’re working on. Email justin@counterpulse.org to sign up to perform.

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$5 - $15

tiny little get down

September 6
CounterPulse,

Need to let off a little steam, again? tinypistol’s Maurya Kerr and little seismic dance company’s Katie Faulkner invite you to the next tiny little get down.Founded in 2017, the tiny little get down is a dance party for people who love to dance and don’t want to have to go to a club and look cool doing it. If you’re feeling undone by our state of the union and need a cathartic space that affirms the power of the…

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Free - $35

The Looking Glass Self and Metamorphosis: Phase 1

September 12 - September 21
CounterPulse,

Combustible Residency 2019 Believe Your Silhouette Join CounterPulse for a double bill evening featuring works by our 2019 Combustible Residency artists. CounterPulse is back with year three of Combustible, our highly-acclaimed dance/technology residency that carves a place to experiment on the edge of what is known. This year we present works that activate the entire building with shamanic healing gardens and manipulated realities. Welcome to the visceral alteration of truth. Centering on how truth and lies interact with technology, The Looking…

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October 2019
$10 - $30

(in)Visible

October 3 - October 13
CounterPulse,

How do you experience a performance? By seeing it? What if that’s not possible? (in)Visible dislocates vision from the center of your experience. Developed in collaboration with—and particularly focusing on access to culture for—blind and visually impaired audiences, (in)Visible is created and performed by an international cast of six blind, visually impaired and sighted body-based dancers/performers. Through dancing, singing, whispering and feeling, they make their way into your consciousness—bringing experimental dance/performance and sensory accessibility practices into a rich and moving…

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Litquake

October 14 - October 18
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San Francisco’s Litquake literary festival comes to CounterPulse to celebrate its 20th anniversary with an unprecedented five nights of programming! Since 1999, Litquake has been celebrating the written word in vivid and exciting ways by sparking critical conversations that inspire writers and readers. Full schedule online September 9 at litquake.org.

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$10 - $20

Desires and Resistance | Unearthing Trans Legacies

October 25
CounterPulse,

Mining existing archives and creating new ones, Unearthing Trans Legacies proposes alternative modes of retrieving and disseminating a trans past through an erotic gaze and experiments in form and narrative storytelling.   Defiantly looking towards a future of pleasure, play, and beauty; these works place trans sexual expression and resistance in conversation with a non-linear idea of history, that is both real and fabricated, to address how limited evidence of a past shapes our understandings of the present. Trans artists…

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$20

Just Ahead is Darkness

October 26
CounterPulse,

Just Ahead is Darkness is an evening of episodic performance inspired by how time transforms the relationships between fact, story, and truth. An interactive theatrical experience, Just Ahead is Darkness uses dance, live music, spoken text, and audience participation to explore how family histories become ingrained in our imaginations and bodies through storytelling and over time. Our current artistic investigations are inspired by the tradition of bon dances in Hawaii. Bon dances are part of a traditional Japanese celebration of…

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Free

Fifth Storm

October 30
CounterPulse,

Fifth Storm is the fifth experiment, the fifth investigation in the creation of The Storm in My House. This work concerns the precarious position artists, and all of us, maintain in the face of social upheaval, economic inequality, displacement, and deterioration of the social safety net; bodies experiencing crisis and humor; recorded voices of those who struggle for food and shelter; an excavation of the perceived lines between any two of us. Free RSVP >> About inkBoat inkBoat is a…

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November 2019
Free - $35

Came Here To Live: Resilience and Resistance in the Containment Zone

November 22 - November 24

The Tenderloin’s own Skywatchers Ensemble explores radical acts of resilience and resistance that disrupt a too-long-practiced urban policy of containment in Came Here To Live.   The Skywatchers Ensemble  Skywatchers Young Adult Ensemble jose e abad Anne Bluethenthal Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Malia Byrne Gabriel Christian Dazié Grego-Sykes Rama Hall Frances Sedayao Deirdre Visser Ian Winters  

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