Valérie Reding
Thu, Mar 15 at 6-7pm & Fri, Mar 16 at 9-10pm
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February 2018
Free

Block Fest: Let’s Start From Scribbles, Let’s Start From Scraps

February 2

The community is invited to join Kat Geng once more in making unique sculptures from repurposed colorful odds and ends. Think Mr. Potato Head of contemporary sculpture. Through 3 interactive stations, Kat Geng will share her creative process—from the conceptual stage to the markmaking that leaves the mind to rest—by inviting guests to create their own sculptures using everyday objects. Participants will make these assemblages to take home or share in the process giving birth to collaborative sculptures. A complimentary zine…

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$18 - $38

Dance Lovers 7

February 8 - February 10
CounterPulse,

An evening of duets by couples, crushes, and comrades. This is James Graham Dance Theatre‘s 7th annual Dance Lovers event (around Valentine’s Day) in San Francisco. The evening offers an array of different artists, different couples from a Mother/Son, to newlyweds, Brothers, and best friends. Dance Lovers 7 is comprised of contemporary dance, hip hop and vogue, contact improvisation, dance theatre, and more. Curated and produced by James Graham Dance Theatre. Duets by: James Graham & Sheila Graham Price, Graham…

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$15

Social Table

February 22
CounterPulse,

Join AdaptivePath.org and CounterPulse for an evening of lightning talks about design for social impact. We’ve invited five people who are using the power of design to make a positive impact on our world and our region. Come learn about our speakers’ work with non-profits, government agencies, and industry to serve vulnerable populations and foster a more inclusive world. Timeline: 6:00 p.m. – Drinks and mingling 6:30 p.m. – Talks Speakers: + Kate Edgar, Lead Service Designer at Capital One + Brooke…

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$15 - $30

Blessed Unrest: an arts and social justice festival

February 24
CounterPulse,

Blessed Unrest: A day of arts, Activism and Community Meet organizations to volunteer with Experience Incredible Art Connect with Community This year’s event explores the question, “How can we make a difference in our local communities while continuing to resist the current oppressive administration? ” What to expect: • 10 performances by incredible bay artists working at the intersection of art and social change, including Embodiment Project, Dance Brigade and Youth Speaks • Leading nonprofits showcasing their organizations and recruiting…

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March 2018
$20 - $25

Swivel:Hinge:Return

March 1 - March 3
CounterPulse,

A radical body is a body in a state of change. The body is amplified by other bodies. The body when performative is resistance. Myriad classifications of the body exist and each can be radicalized. Swivel:Hinge:Return will investigate through movement a body weathered by the deluge of “emergency” and “breaking development” news stories that at best galvanize unified action and more complicatedly feed the cycle of “couch protests” in our social media era. How is a body most effective at performing resistance…

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Free

Barley Sculpture at Block Fest

March 2
CounterPulse,

Block Fest at CounterPulse animates our neighborhood with free arts activities for the local residents, workers, and visitors. Join CounterPulse and Artist Activator Tan Sirinumas once more for the live demonstration of the creation of a barley sculpture. There will be a finished product as well as a piece-in-progress for participants to observe the creation. All are welcome to participate! Click “Get Tickets” for your free RSVP. Every first Friday of the month from 3PM-5PM locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free…

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$10 - $25

CounterPulse Festival

March 14 - March 18

The inaugural CounterPulse Festival is a five-day celebration of mind-bending performance. Join us. This year CounterPulse asks audiences to join in the experiment of festival, both human-scale and mind bending. Expect the perceptions and conceptions of yourself and those around you to flex as a full program of performance, conversation, and radical celebration unfold over five days. FULL PROGRAM SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY MARCH 14 6PM-8PM Join CounterPulse for Jon Levy-Warren‘s Artist Reception. Where: CounterPulse  Free RSVP>> SHOW AT 8PM-9:30PM OX commemorates the Compton’s…

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Free

Super Lab

March 14
CounterPulse,

What is it like living in a total surveillance society powered by A.I.? …Maybe not something like this. As part of the inaugural CounterPulse Festival, Kinetech Arts will present a free super-lab, during which we will share movement scores and installations developed from our research about the future of A.I. and us. We will also conduct a couple experiments to further this exploration. Participation is encouraged but not required. Some of the ideas we are exploring: We see people texting each…

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$10 - $30

Daughters of a Riot

March 14 - March 15
CounterPulse,

On Wednesday (8pm) and Thursday (8:30pm) night of the inaugural CounterPulse Festival, we commemorate the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot with a queer drag spectacle. DAUGHTERS OF A RIOT (produced by OX- part of Work MORE 7) This is a show, a celebration and a riot! Daughters of a Riot commemorates the August 1966 Compton’s Cafeteria Riot. With lip-synch, storytelling, singing, video, and audience participation, drag queens and storytellers trace the queer genealogies and histories that brought them to the stage. At…

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$10 - $20

wild child

March 15 - March 16
CounterPulse,

Combining pompous burlesque acts with intimate confessions, Valérie Reding‘s wild child explores desire beyond natural and artificial, authenticity and masquerade.   wild child will begin with Andrea Abi-Karam performing ABSORPTION, a poem that conjures resistance to how the war on terror produces the memoryless, hypergendered subject featuring a gender rebel cyborg whose language is violently absorbed by the body and then removed. Partners: Tanzhaus Zürich (CH), Théâtre Sévelin 36 (CH), CounterPulse (USA), TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois (LU)…

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