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November 2019
Free

Nat Cone’s 38th Solar Return

November 2, 2019
7th West, 1255 7th St
Oakland, CA 94607

Come get your daytime groove on with CounterPulse’s beloved board member, Natalie Cone! We’re celebrating her 38th revolution around the sun by frolicking together at 7th West, a funky event space in Oakland. This celebration is family friendly and admission free. The birthday gal asks that rather than gifts or buying her a couple of drinks, attendees consider making a donation of similar value on her behalf to CounterPulse, “the community that has her heart.” You can donate here, selecting…

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$15 - $45

Deaf Louder

November 7, 2019 - November 10, 2019
CounterPulse,

There nothing silent about being Deaf. Experience a multidisciplinary evening of Deaf and loud talents: comedians, actors, dancers, singers, musicians invited by Antoine Hunter. Learn the truth about being Deaf. See all four showings and save money with the Four Day Pass >> Event Schedule All nights feature Antoine Hunter’s Urban Jazz Dance Company Thursday November 7th @ 7:30 PM Antoine Hunter’s amazing solo, one night only. Friday November 8th @ 7:30 PM Hii_een from (Deaf Asain man who is…

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Free

Matchbox Lab #3

November 12, 2019
CounterPulse,

 Spark something new. Matchbox is an art+tech interactive lab series, hosted at CounterPulse with partners ZERO1 & Kinetech Arts, that seeds collaboration beyond discipline. Designed as public practicum labs, Matchbox pairs creative technologists with dancers and choreographers to spark critical investigations and seed cutting-edge works. Matchbox creates an opportunity for these two creative communities to find places of overlapping values, and serves as a framework for a more collaborative urban arts ecology. The public is invited to the labs below…

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November 21, 2019 - January 5, 2020
CounterPulse,

We always say that CounterPulse is a catalyst; a haven for emerging creators, igniting the careers of distinct artists in a precarious city⁠, while opening our doors to everyone. This has never been more true.   In 2019 alone, CounterPulse has ➞ Commissioned the work of 7 distinct Artists-in-Residence. ➞ Subsidized over 3,000 free or pay-what-you-can tickets. ➞ Hosted  60 free Neighborhood Arts events. ➞ Launched an urban furniture residency to respond to the Tenderloin’s respite crisis. ➞ Donated 325…

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Free - $35

Came Here To Live: Resilience and Resistance in the Containment Zone

November 22, 2019 - November 24, 2019

Created and performed by the Skywatchers Ensemble—an intergenerational, mixed-ability collaborative arts ensemble of Tenderloin residents and ABD artists—Came Here to Live is rooted in the stories, dreams, and challenges facing its participants. Creating sublime theater that’s equal parts protest and mourning, the Skywatchers Ensemble weaves personal stories—often illuminating stark truths—with visions of a revolution that will be led by those historically excluded from shaping culture and policy. Came Here to Live offers a vision of what is possible when we build…

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December 2019
Free - $35

She-Verse and mouth//full

December 5, 2019 - December 14, 2019
CounterPulse,

Performing Diaspora 2019 Join CounterPulse for a double bill evening featuring works by our 2019 Performing Diaspora residency artists. For 10 years CounterPulse has been supporting artists working in diasporic performing arts through the Performing Diaspora residency. This December, we revel in community-driven, multimedia works that examine ecofeminism and religion through the lens of African Diasporic narratives. Join us for these impactful new works as we celebrate a decade of Performing Diaspora. She-Verse by Cherie Hill IrieDance is a multimedia piece inspired…

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Free

Tenderloin Women’s Holiday Party

December 9, 2019
CounterPulse,

CounterPulse & Central City SRO Collaborative are excited to invite all you to our third Tenderloin Women’s Holiday Party! Relish in a chair massage by Care Through Touch, enjoy free snacks from La Cocina, celebrate yourselves in a women’s drumming circle, and more! Free RSVP >> This women-only gathering is a time for YOU to be appreciated.   Block Fest is supported by BLICK Art Materials. www.dickblick.com Block Fest is a part of 4 Corner Friday.

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$20 - $35

S l o w D a n c e

December 19, 2019 - December 20, 2019
CounterPulse,

S l o w D a n c e is a choreographic project that investigates movement and presence for the purpose of producing a sensorial and visual experience of slowness. With altered states of speed it explores the emotional, meditative and ambient effects on the body. As part of a SlowArt movement the work involves attention to the experience of time unfolding; the watching becomes both conscious and embodied. In trying to engage the viewer in sustained attention, the project…

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January 2020
$10 - $35

DanceHack 2020: Reality

January 18 - January 19
CounterPulse,

DanceHack is back for year six! This year’s showcase will feature never-before-seen performance, installations, and dance— all generated within 48 hours of transdisciplinary collaboration among Bay Area artists. About the Workshops At DanceHack, participants will engage in multiple workshops offered by experts in the fields of dance and technology. Day 1 will be dedicated to hacking and experimentation while Day 2 will feature performances based on the previous day’s discoveries. Only in the span of a weekend, about 80 participants…

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Free

Open Stage at CounterPulse

January 29 - January 30
CounterPulse,

Join CounterPulse for another evening of body-based, improvisational, and poetic expression, courtesy of our weird and radical community. Open Stage is a free, wild, and welcoming event that brings you to the stage to share whatever you’re working on. Free RSVP >> Email justin@counterpulse.org to sign up to perform.

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