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March 2019
$21 - $35

Broken Seeds Still Grow: Taking Root

March 29 - March 31
CounterPulse,

Through dance and multimedia, Broken Seeds Still Grow: Taking Root links the hyphenated-American experience to the displacement of our ancestors during the devastating 1947 Partition of British India. Stories of South Asian diaspora create dance vignettes that examine the widespread fear developing towards Muslims and Middle Eastern/South Asian descent. Are we allowed to feel American, even if aren’t always welcome? Created and directed by Nadhi Thekkek and Rupy C. Tut Photo by Swagato Basumallick

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April 2019
$20 - $35

/soft/c/ and ceremonious present

April 4 - April 13
CounterPulse,

Embracing Fluid Disruptions 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’s resident artists include Stephanie Hewett embracing the multidimensionality of pleasure in /soft/c/. This work uses various interpretations of contemporary dance forms to create critical musings on fluidity, intimacy, queer futurity, blackness, and power by examining the contrasts of marginalized bodies against hegemonic constructs. Next, Kim Ip/Krimm’s Dance Party brings us…

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Free

Open Stage at CounterPulse

April 17
CounterPulse,

 Open Stage at CounterPulse is back by popular demand! Join CounterPulse once more for another evening of body-based, poetic expression—courtesy of our weird and radical community. If there’s anything we’ve learned from our prior Open Stage events, we have no idea what wild acts will unfold on the CounterPulse stage. Free RSVP >> Have something you want to share? Email justin@counterpulse.org to join the Open Stage performance list.

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Free

tiny little get down

April 19
CounterPulse,

tiny little get down is back at CounterPulse by popular demand Need to let off a little steam? 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…

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$20 - $35

Thunderstruck

April 25 - April 26
CounterPulse,

Welcome to 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.…

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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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$25 - $250

Innerspace

May 16
CounterPulse,

Welcome to CounterPulse’s starship Gala 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 as starlit as we need them to be. Support CounterPulse by pledging at the silent auction, an intergalactic array of treats and experiences that sustain the mind and body for the galaxy ahead. Get down with your fellow martians on…

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$20 - $35

Work MORE 8: Drag House

May 23 - 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,

Join us as we 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. The embodied kinship of long-time collaborators Sonsherée Giles and Sebastian Grubb blooms through meticulous sensing, daring trust and physical intimacy. Their creative process draws from a deep dedication to internal-sensing movement practices, ensemble thinking, improvisation, and using the lens of sculpture to build living images and costumes. We invite you…

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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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