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August 2017


August 30 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

Pulling from Dohee Lee’s practice in Korean Shamanism and performative ritual, this workshop focuses on techniques to connect voice, body and spirit. Through breath and rhythm, we tune our body as instrument and free our voices to explore sounds, songs and movement. Explore sound through Dohee Lee’s expansive range of vocal techniques along with Rhythms to create a mystical and universal language. This workshop expands participants’ vocabularies with feelings, energies, memories and stories from Current to the past ancestry time to merge together and…

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September 2017

MÆ – Motion Aftereffect & MESH

September 7 - September 17

Join CounterPulse for a double bill evening featuring works by our 2017 Combustible Residency artists. CounterPulse is broadening the international dialogue on art and technology by turning our focus to the creation of new works synthesizing body-based arts and new technology. In the Combustible Residency, CounterPulse has brought together innovative choreographers and leading creative technologists to create new works during an eight-month residency period. The creative duos, Freya Olafson and Yagiz Mungan, and Kinetech Arts (Weidong Yang and Daiane Lopes da Silva), have…

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Won’t You Be Our Neighbor Mixer

September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Have you ever walked past our pink building, the site of former adult theater Dollhouse, and wondered what we do at CounterPulse? Well, we’re curious about you too! September is warm in SF, so un-button that cardigan and come meet some of the interesting people who work or live nearby! If our bright pink outsides delight or annoy you, let’s have snacks about it! We graciously invite you to CounterPulse for an evening of refreshments and conversation. The mixer conveniently…

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Citation: A 37-hour durational performance by Raegan Truax

September 22 - September 23

Exhausted by words, decorating skeletons, erasing everything to begin again. In this 37-hour durational performance, Raegan Truax foregrounds the artistic body as embedded within and creating from its archive and experience. Once the performance begins, Truax will not leave the stage, sleep, or take breaks. She will perform in silence and without a clock. An act of remembering and excavation, the performance recalls work by female and genderqueer artists from the 1960s to our present moment but is not a re-performance of these works. Truax…

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October 2017

Our Future Ends

October 12 - October 21

Clement Hil Goldberg and CounterPulse are proud to present Our Future Ends Our Future Ends a sad yet hopeful satire that connects threats of extinction to wildlife and wild life through fabulously choreographed final numbers. The multidisciplinary piece unearths Lemuria in a visual arts installation that unfolds into parallel narratives. Oscillating between video documentation, animation, dance and theater, the work combines live performances from Brontez Purnell, Maryam Farnaz Rostami, and Heather María Ács as both long extinct Lemurians and the…

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November 2017
$20 - $35

Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance

November 3 - November 12

The 2017 Bridge Project, Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance, brings together artists and activists in a series of cross-disciplinary performances and conversations in response to the question: What does it mean to have a radical body? Planning on seeing more than one performance? Save money by purchasing the Radical Movements Festival Pass.    Friday November 3 Show at 8pm, doors at 7:15pm A conversation between renowned gender theorist Judith Butler and Monique Jenkinson, the artist behind the cis-female drag…

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