with Krista DeNio, Jaime Cortez, Jose Abad, Sammay Dizon, Randy Reyes, Jaq Nguyen Victor, Tavi and Angeline
Thursday-Saturday, May 25-27, at 7:30PM
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May 2017

THIS IS WHAT I WANT 2017: Tender Nights

May 25 - May 27
CounterPulse

TIWIW festival is an annual performance festival which uses queer desire as a lens to examine phenomena of our time. Previous years themes have included desire and the internet, desire and the gaze, desire and the economy. In 2017, we are looking at the moral explosion of the intersection of desire and youth under pressure; setting these stories in the Tenderloin. The youth artists will take your hand and walk out into the evening to engage with themes of gentrification,…

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June 2017

Precarious

June 1 - June 3
CounterPulse

2017 is the 10th anniversary of Hope Mohr Dance. Artistic Director Mohr marks the occasion by responding to the current cultural moment in San Francisco in which gentrification threatens the city’s progressive, inclusive identity. A recent survey by the San Francisco Arts Commission of 600 local artists found that over 70 percent of the respondents had been or were being displaced from their workplace, home, or both. The market forces displacing artists are also pushing out the working class, families…

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WIND STATIONS — a curation of missing people

June 15 - June 18
CounterPulse

Composed from collaborations in Japan and San Francisco, the interdisciplinary dance work intersects the agency of wind with inquiries into “missing people”.  As a multi-year project, it serves as a performative examination on how absence is carried and shared as a resonant existence.  Overall, looking into what is present with and without body. The collection of “missing people” and the tracings that influence the work include the Dutch American artist Bas Jan Ader who disappeared sailing a small boat across…

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July 2017

ART MATTERS

July 8 @ 11:00 am - September 16 @ 3:00 pm
CounterPulse

ART MATTERS: An Introduction to Community Engaged Art Are you an artist engaged in or hoping to work with communities? An arts administrator working in a non-profit or government agency that places artists within communities? An educator or social service provider, interested in arts integration? Please join us for four rich and interactive days weaving together the history and contemporary practice of community-based arts, with real-time, experiential learning, and community building. Community engaged practice begins with the assumption that art…

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