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January 2019
Free

Open Stage at CounterPulse

January 23
CounterPulse,

The lights are on. The audience awaits. The stage is yours once more. Join CounterPulse again for another evening of body-based and poetic expression—courtesy of our weird and radical community. You never really know what will happen when CounterPulse goes uncurated, but we’re excited to find out. Free RSVP >> Have something you want to share? Email justin@counterpulse.org to join the Open Stage performance list.

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$5

tiny little get down

January 25
CounterPulse,

Need to let off a little steam? tinypistol’s Maurya Kerr and little seismic dance company’s Katie Faulkner invite you to the first tiny little get down of the new year. 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 and need a cathartic space that affirms…

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February 2019
Free

UNEARTHED stories at Block Fest

February 1
CounterPulse,

For the first Block Fest of 2019, CounterPulse goes unearthed. Throughout the month of January, UNEARTHED artists will collaborate with Tenderloin community members to tell their own stories through video interviews, stop motion animations, and personal footage. The stories will be presented alongside UNEARTHED video installations during Block Fest in the CounterPulse gallery, with a free communal meal at 5pm. Free RSVP >> Curated by Angel Castellon and Claire Staples

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$20 - $35

UNEARTHED

February 2
CounterPulse,

An immersive multi-media art show featuring Bay Area emerging video, installation and performance artists. UNEARTHED is the product of a year of work and collaboration yielding a complex archaeology of identity, ancestry, and belonging as the artists tell their stories, weaving together the past, present and future. Come explore video installations throughout the space and three performances on the Main Stage. www.unearthedartshow.com Curated by Angel Castellon and Claire Staples

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Free

Love Yourself at Block Fest

February 8
CounterPulse,

Be your own Valentine! CounterPulse invites you to write a love letter to yourself and place it in a beautified box. We’ll be writing letters to our future selves and crafting boxes for you to open on Valentine’s Day, 2020. All are welcome to participate! Free RSVP >>

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Galatea: A New Rock Musical

February 21 - February 24
CounterPulse,

Galatea is a rock musical adaptation of Ovid’s classic myth Pygmalion, which tells the chilling tale of an obsessed sculptor whose statue comes to life. “Pygmalion, loathing their lascivious life, Abhorred all womankind, but most a wife: So single chose to live, and shunned to wed… In sculpture exercised his happy skill; And carved in ivory such a maid, so fair, As Nature could not with his art compare… Art hid with art, so well perform’d the cheat, It caught…

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Free

Tenderloin Arts Working Group

February 28
CounterPulse,

Want to get involved in your neighborhood? Join CounterPulse and a group of diverse Tenderloin stakeholders to serve as the voice of the TL community. Free RSVP>> As a Working Group member, you will be directly involved in helping CounterPulse deepen our Neighborhood Arts program, as we continue to look for ways to connect with the community. Looking forward to your valuable insights! Photo of Turk & Taylor mural by Robbie Sweeny

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March 2019
Free

Infinite Poetry at Block Fest

March 1
CounterPulse,

Block Fest on the Mic! Put your creative hats on, CounterPulse is teaming up with Curry Senior Center’s Phillip Gerson in the creation of a massive, ever-growing collective poem. Participants are welcome to add a line to the poem as the peice continues to expand in dimension, perspective, and imagination. Write your truth then approach the microphone to share your words with the community. Tenderloin, turn up the volume! Free RSVP >>

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Free - $35

A Love Extreme

March 2 - March 3
CounterPulse,

How will we survive—and thrive—in these extraordinary times? How will we navigate the un-navigable landscapes of deeply entrenched systems of oppression? Shakiri & Anne Bluethenthal, with jose e. abad, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Malia Byrne, Gabriel Christian, Dazié Grego, Nicole Maimon, Rama Hall, and Frances Sedayo, explore the notion of love as resistance in this workshop performance at CounterPulse! Join us for this conversation and work in progress! Free RSVP >> *Suggested $10+ donation at the door, free for TL residents*…

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To Be Free: CounterPulse Festival 2019

March 9 - March 17
CounterPulse,

To Be Free explores improvisation and structure, and improvisation in structure. Be it a somatic costume that actually changes how you move, or an improvised dance that changes how you see time. This is a study of freedom. You are welcome To Be Free at the second CounterPulse Festival, a time and place to blur your lines, futurize your life, and revel in the twilight of an old era. PROGRAM SCHEDULE SATURDAY MARCH 9 10AM-5PM Somatic Costumes into Improvisation Workshop…

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