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April 2019
$20 - $35

Thunderstruck

April 25 - April 26
CounterPulse,

Enter the twilight zone between showmanship and science In Thunderstruck, Stina Nyberg returns to a time when art and science harnessed natural energy for crafting magical devices. In a wonderful act of science and hubris, mixing intimate storytelling with electronic drones from the deep and a singing Tesla coil, she welcomes us to the twilight zone between showmanship and science. Modern science says: The sun is the past, the earth is the present, the moon is the future. From an…

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May 2019
Free!

The Sun as Camera: Cyanotype Printing at Block Fest

May 3
CounterPulse,

Join us for an afternoon of making cyanotypes at Block Fest! Stop by to harvest the Sun’s rays to make and develop your own alternative process photographs. Materials will be provided, but we invite you to bring your own objects to photograph as well. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print.  Free RSVP >> About the Artists Kristiana Chan is a first generation Malaysian-Chinese artist, writer, and educator whose work explores the intersection of ancestry, healing,…

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Free

Under New Ownership Performance, Theorem, no.1

May 3

Maya Stovall makes art through small encounters in everyday life. Theorem, no.1, her new performance commission, unfolds in the streets and sidewalks — spaces fraught and celebrated — where that life takes place. Spinning a score that the artist refers to as “The Anti-Pop Up” or “The Anti-Flash Mob,” Theorem, no.1 gathers artists and collaborators to weigh the distances between neighbors, public spaces, and art worlds. Led by the movement of Seycon-Nadia Chea, Bana Kabalan, and Mohamed Soumah and the…

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$25 - $250

Innerspace

May 16
CounterPulse,

We are not alone… CounterPulse is the Innerspace of the Bay Area arts constellation. We are a celestial community of futurists and galvanizers. We are the constellation of visionaries that invest in each other, to ensure our collective paths are starlight and far out. Support CounterPulse by bidding at the silent auction, an intergalactic array of treats and experiences that sustain the mind and body for the galaxy ahead. Feast on a gourmet celestial dinner catered by Fogcutter. Get down with…

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$20 - $35

Work MORE 8: Drag House

May 24 - June 1
CounterPulse,

29 drag queens take over CounterPulse Queens in the basement, queens in the lobby, queens in the bathroom. Experience an accumulation of 48 drag experiments and performances from January 2017 to today. Photo By Gooch

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June 2019
$20 - $35

Fabric Animal

June 6 - June 8
CounterPulse,

anchor consciousness in flesh and in action Fabric Animal examines the self as a body-through-time, a psychological and physiological threadwork that leaves poems in its wake. Fabric Animal is the culmination of Giles’ and Grubb’s 10-year history as choreographer peers and dance partners. This embodied kinship roars to life through deep sensing, daring trust and athletic contemporary dance. The detailed choreography challenges endurance and strength, and is enveloped by an original musical score by local composers directed by Caroline Penwarden.…

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$25 - $40

ARRUDA

June 13 - June 15
CounterPulse,

Tania Santiago, director of Aguas Dance Company presents ARRUDA, a performance inspired by the medicinal, sacred and practical gifts of Rue, a medicinal plant known for its powers to protect and make manifest that which is desired. Through live music, vibrant dance, sweet stories and songs, ARRUDA becomes healing medicine remembering the indigenous magic from the Amazon that unifies and manifests the spirits of Brazil. Uncover the underrepresented indigenous presence that holds its forest and plant/spirit’s medicines as an offering…

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$20

Tomorrow We Inherit the Earth: The Queer Intifada

June 20 - June 22
CounterPulse,

The world has entered its third major intifada, an uprising of global magnitude. Queer rebel fighters in the Muslim world frustrated with the failures of past heterosexual leaders rise and begin a long battle to overthrow American and European intervention in the region, achieving what many in the past have failed to do. While the successes of the revolution continue to be lauded, its losses have been painfully felt. Tomorrow We Inherit the Earth is a collaboratively devised ensemble piece…

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September 2019
Free - $35

The Looking Glass Self and Metamorphosis: Phase 1

September 12 - September 21
CounterPulse,

Combustible Residency 2019 Don’t 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…

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