Public Workshop, Discussion, and Informal Performances by Margit Galanter, Julie Nathanielsz, Mara Poliak, and Sally Dean
Sun, Mar 17, 1:00pm-5:00pm
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March 2019
$50 - $100

Somatic Costumes into Improvisation and Performance

March 9 - March 17
CounterPulse,

Wear, move and create in somatic costumes that generate specific body-mind experiences. Balloon Spines, Feather-Fingers, Heart-Protectors and more, will heighten kinesthetic awareness, fuel creativity and imagination into subtle and wild improvisations—culminating in an optional performance showing on Sunday, March 17th. Participants may take either the Saturday workshop only, or participate in the workshop and performance-making process (Sat- Sun, Mar 9-10) to include receiving studio time during the week of the festival to develop their performance, as well as artistic feedback…

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$20

Alif is for An(n)als

March 13 - March 15
CounterPulse,

A queer revolution far off in the Muslim world finally overthrows Western imperialism and colonial settler projects. The United States becomes gripped in its own revolutionary project and the world is consumed in the greatest shift in consciousness ever witnessed.  What happens when the revolutions are over and we have inherited a toxic world? Alif is for An(n)als is part of To Be Free: CounterPulse Festival 2019 jose e abad, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Faluda Islam are fiscally sponsored by…

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$15 - $35

Queent

March 14 - March 15
CounterPulse,

A drag queen and a drag queen walk into a bar, a room. They have pelvises and centers of gravity, centers of gravities, gravitas. And headdresses: imaginary. This is hair. This is a purse, these are shoes, that’s my hip, that’s not my hip. Oh, these are pearls. Seriously! Today all my cells are pearls. They have decided to move at exactly the same time. Sound Editing: Marc Kate Costuming: Mr. David and Amie Sarazan QUEENT is co-produced with CounterPulse…

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Free

Dancing in the Dark: excerpts from (in)Visible

March 14
CounterPulse,

Gravity brings you down into the underbelly of CounterPulse for a multi-sensory durational performance experience in the Project Space Jess Curtis and his team of international collaborators will share excerpts from their research into the intersections of movement, culture, sensory difference, and physical diversity in live performance: inviting you into a full-body performance experience. The event is a 25 minute cycle that will begin again every 30 minutes starting at 6pm, you can stay for as many cycles as you…

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Free

The Actors Space at Block Fest

March 14
CounterPulse,

We are The Actors Space. We celebrate the idea that acting is communal. Our feeling is that acting isn’t just an individual art form, but rather a collective. We believe in the communal spirit, in creating community through the work, fostering and nurturing each actor to achieve greater authenticity and power in performance.. We believe in inclusiveness. A place where one can feel safe to call themselves an artist. And, most importantly, to believe in themselves. Today, we invite you…

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$15 - $35

Echo Chambers: High Art at CounterPulse

March 16
CounterPulse,

Project what’s in your heart CounterPulse teams up with creative technology masterminds Kinetech Arts and award-winning cellist, Joshua McClain, to bring you an experiential cannabis-infused event like no other: Echo Chambers… …a human pulse reverberates and beckons the audience into a kaleidoscope of stunning visuals and deep vibrations. As the cello’s soul sings, dancers’ fluid movements spark freedom within the collective hearts of all gathered. Together, we will interconnect through an immersive web of visual projections, a live-broadcast of your…

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$10 - $20

T.V.O.D. All-Nighter

March 16 - March 17
CounterPulse,

CounterPulse and T.V.O.D. are excited to team up once again to give you a late night two room event to challenge and elevate your mind and body within the walls of CounterPulse’s beautiful studio in the heart of SF’s Tenderloin District. We are proud to present a late night showcase of underground dance music accompanied by synesthetic visuals. Featuring Elev8 Room:: VIA APP (Bank Records – NYC) – Live JASON P (TVOD, Surface Tension – SF) – DJ THE CREATRIX…

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$10 - $35

Second Storm

March 16
Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St
San Francisco, 94108 United States

Update: Online sales have closed. There are a few tickets left which will be available at Grace Cathedral. Box office opens at 4:15pm. Second Storm is a work in development towards the creation of The Storm in My House, a multi-disciplinary (dance, music and installation) performance. Along with members of Rova Saxophone Quartet and Sharp and Fine, Second Storm is collaboratively created and performed by inkBoat, directed by Shinichi Iova-Koga. The theme is home: its absence, its presence, and the…

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Free

Somatic Costumes Performance Showing

March 17
CounterPulse,

Experience a free performance showing from participants from Sally Dean’s Somatic Improvisation Workshops. Balloon Spines, Feather-Fingers, Heart-Protectors and more, will heighten kinesthetic awareness, fuel creativity and imagination into subtle and wild improvisations. Free RSVP >> Somatic Costumes Performance Showing with Sally Dean is part of To Be Free: CounterPulse Festival 2019 Interested in participating in the workshops? Register here >> ABOUT SALLY DEAN Sally E. Dean (USA/UK) based in London, is an interdisciplinary performer, choreographer, teacher and writer with over 20 years experience in university, professional…

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$10 - $15

Amerta Movement Mini-Symposium: Ritual ~ Performance ~ Daily Life

March 17
CounterPulse,

Amerta Movement is a non-stylized movement life practice that was first created by Javanese artist Suprapto Suryodarmo in the 1970s. Amerta movement and inspired approaches are now taught by Suprapto and different practitioners around the globe. This afternoon event gathers several practitioners from the United States. The Mini-Symposium will include a public workshop, discussion, and some informal performances by movement artists whose work has been influenced by the garden of Amerta. The day will explore the interconnections of ritual, performance,…

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