Javier Stell-Fresquez, Ivan "Ivy" Monteiro, and Davia Spain & Randy Reyes
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December 2017
$20 - $35

Mother the Verb & Lxs Desaparecidxs

December 7 - December 16
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Performing Diaspora 2017 How do we collaborate with the force of the unseen? How we can transcend the toxins flowing in our bodies and societies? The Performing Diaspora residency supports artists that are drawing on tradition as a radical way to be responsive, inclusive, and support equity. We find ourselves with curious how tradition is a tool of evolution. How does tradition move across space, time, boundaries and border? This residency supports artists whose work carries the story of a previous life…

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Support CounterPulse

December 11, 2017 - January 5, 2018
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CounterPulse asks for your support on the grounds that we will pay your gift forward through our commitment to saying ‘Yes.’ It takes strong boundaries and a wild heart to say yes as much as we do. A balance of knowing one’s limits with a willingness to constantly test them. You build our collective capacity to say yes. In fact, in 2017 we said yes to 255 dance, performance, visual, and media artists across 46 works that CounterPulse incubated, hosted,…

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January 2018
Free!

Magic in the Tenderloin: A Coloring Book Adventure

January 5, 2018
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Block Fest at CounterPulse animates our neighborhood with free arts activities for the local residents, workers, and visitors. Our Block Fest season resumes with Hannah Boles collaborating with Sylvester Guard for another magical coloring activity! Come collaborate and celebrate the magical spirit, diversity, and community of the Tenderloin AGAIN by coloring a gigantic hand drawn coloring book. Crayons will be provided and all ages are welcome, especially the young and young at heart! Click “Get Tickets” for your free RSVP.

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February 2018
$20 - $35

San Francisco Premiere of LIGHT: Parts 44 & 47

February 1, 2018 - February 3, 2018
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The legendary Kei Takei is returning to San Francisco with her company for a rare three nights of performances. The company will perform one of the most recent pieces from Kei’s epic Light series, Bamboo Forest, followed by one of her iconic solo pieces, Run. These pieces are prime selections from Kei’s long history of creating emotionally charged work that resonates with the struggles and elation of being human, and the connection each of us has to earth and tribe. This…

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$18 - $38

Dance Lovers…Duets by Couples, Crushes, and Comrades

February 8, 2018 - February 10, 2018
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An evening of duets by couples, crushes, and comrades. This is James Graham Dance Theatre‘s 7th annual Dance Lovers event (around Valentine’s Day) in San Francisco. The evening offers an array of different artists, different couples from a Mother/Son, to newlyweds, Brothers, and best friends. Dance Lovers duets contemporary dance, hip hop and vogue, contact improvisation, dancetheatre, and more. Curated and produced by James Graham Dance Theatre.

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March 2018
$15 - $20

Swivel:Hinge:Return

March 1, 2018 - March 3, 2018
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A radical body is a body in a state of change. The body is amplified by other bodies. The body when performative is resistance. Myriad classifications of the body exist and each can be radicalized. Swivel:Hinge:Return will investigate through movement a body weathered by the deluge of “emergency” and “breaking development” news stories that at best galvanize unified action and more complicatedly feed the cycle of “couch protests” in our social media era. How is a body most effective at performing resistance…

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April 2018
$20 - $35

(de)classified & Still Life Dances No. 8

April 5, 2018 - April 14, 2018
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Edge Residency 2018 Reconcile our pasts and pay deep attention to fleeting action CounterPulse’s 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. This year we present Five Feet Dance’s (de)classified and Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations’s Still Life No. 8. (de)classified is a multidisciplinary performance of ancestry, culture, and change, honoring the Asian American experiences that our media and documentation of history have overlooked. It is radically…

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May 2018
$15 - $30

VELVET

May 17, 2018 - May 19, 2018
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VELVET is interplanetary time play. VELVET is geologic mutuality. VELVET is lasering between apocalypses and utopias. VELVET is a star expanding and collapsing and then another star expanding and collapsing nearby. VELVET is a really trashy ride. Created and performed by Abby Crain, Layton Lachman and Mara Poliak, with lighting design by Elizabeth Ardent, sculpture installation by Lisa Rybovich Crallé, and sound design by Samuel Hertz. Photo by Chani Bockwinkel  

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$20 - $35

BARN OWL

May 31, 2018 - June 2, 2018
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At the dawn of the cyber age, 39 members of the UFO death cult Heaven’s Gate “exited” their human vehicles [bodies], transitioning, they believed, into androgynous Star Beings and leaving behind a trail of breadcrumbs on the World Wide Web. Evan Johnson (Pansy, Don’t Feel: The Death of Dahmer) teams up with Teddy Hulsker (performer/multi-media artist) to create a chilling sci-fi ghost story exploring loss, queer cosmologies and the power of belief. Created and Performed by Evan Johnson and Teddy Hulsker in collaboration…

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