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September 2017

Citation: A 37-hour durational performance by Raegan Truax

September 22 - September 23
CounterPulse,

Raegan Truax and CounterPulse present Citation Exhausted by words, decorating skeletons, erasing everything to begin again. In this 37-hour durational performance, Raegan Truax foregrounds the artistic body as embedded within and creating from its archive and experience. Once the performance begins, Truax will not leave the stage, sleep, or take breaks. She will perform in silence and without a clock. An act of remembering and excavation, the performance recalls work by female and genderqueer artists from the 1960s to our present moment but is…

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October 2017
Free

wild child

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
CounterPulse,

“wild child” is a thirty minutes solo by Valérie Reding, which is realized as a co-production with Tanzhaus Zürich. When pompous burlesque acts and personal confessions come together, the boundaries between naturalness and artificiality, authenticity and masquerade, reality and fantasy become blurred. As the performer transforms herself without interruption from one character to the next regardless of gender roles, she deals with the constructedness of sexual desire – from the perspective of an asexual in a world of sexual omnipresence.…

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Free

Knowledge and Affirmation from the Past

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CounterPulse,

Block Fest at CounterPulse animates our neighborhood with free arts activities for the local residents, workers, and visitors. For Txutxo Perez’s Block Fest activity, we are going to look towards the Past for inspiration. Traditional printmaking techniques (linocut and silkscreen) will be used to create prints and illustrations informed by the Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the Mayan. All are welcome to participate! Click “Get Tickets” for your free RSVP.

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$15 - $35

Our Future Ends

October 12 - October 21
CounterPulse,

Clement Hil Goldberg and CounterPulse are proud to present Our Future Ends Our Future Ends is a sad yet hopeful satire that connects threats of extinction to wildlife and wild life through fabulously choreographed final numbers. The multidisciplinary piece unearths Lemuria in a visual arts installation that unfolds into parallel narratives. Oscillating between video documentation, animation, dance and theater, the work combines live performances from Brontez Purnell, Maryam Farnaz Rostami, and Heather María Ács as both long extinct Lemurians and the…

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$5

Social Dancing (aka negotiation)

October 18
CounterPulse,

An evening of research and play: dancing together, in collaboration. Shared experimental practice in the blessings and crises of social relationships. Through a range of mostly (but not only) duet activities we’ll negotiate improvisation and composition, touching and not touching, meaning and perspective, speed and space, unity-in-difference, beings and objects. WORKSHOP DATES: Wednesday, October 18th TIME: 6:00PM to 9:00PM LOCATION: CounterPulse, 80 Turk Street, SF, CA 94102 COST: $5 ARTIST BIO:  Keith Hennessy was born in a mining town in Northern Ontario, Canada, lives in San Francisco,…

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$10 - $25

I GOT A TRUTH TO TELL

October 26 - October 27
CounterPulse,

ABD Productions’ Skywatchers program presents I Got a Truth to Tell. Now in its seventh season, Skywatchers brings together Tenderloin residents and community practice artists to collaboratively create original performance work. Amidst a current national atmosphere trending toward normalization of lying and bullying, misogyny, and class and race hatred, Skywatchers’ I Got a Truth To Tell brings the voices and stories of those who would be silenced into high relief and a resounding chorus. Featuring performances of and by Tenderloin…

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November 2017
$20 - $35

Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance

November 3 - November 12

The 2017 Bridge Project, Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance, brings together artists and activists in a series of cross-disciplinary performances and conversations in response to the question: What does it mean to have a radical body? Planning on seeing more than one performance? Save money by purchasing the Radical Movements Festival Pass.    Friday November 3 Show at 8pm, doors at 7:15pm Ordinary Practices of the Radical Body, a conversation between renowned gender theorist Judith Butler and Monique Jenkinson, the…

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Free

Anti-Surveillance Performance and Workshop

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn to create makeup looks and fabric accessories to hide your identity from surveillance. This performance is a workshop tutorial on masking your identity from facial recognition technology using makeup. Zerena Diaz will teach participants how to create makeup looks and fabric accessories to hide their identity from surveillance. By appropriating makeup as an anti-surveillance tool, we can show the dynamism of makeup as something beyond a gendered beauty product, and instead as a tool for both artistic and resistance…

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$5 - $20

Goin’ Home: The Gay Porn Soundtracks of Patrick Cowley

November 9
CounterPulse,

On November 9th, 2017, Honey Soundsystem and CounterPulse will host Goin’ Home: The Gay Porn Soundtracks of Patrick Cowley. This will be an evening event celebrating the life of Patrick Cowley, a musician who we have bonded over and has influenced us on various levels including our sound, aesthetics and cultural upbringing in San Francisco. Often credited as the American Giorgio Moroder, Patrick’s legend has become a symbol for a time when free love and technology would come together to…

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$40

Harnessing the Power of Light

November 12
CounterPulse,

Lighting is an essential element in any production. In this workshop we will explore lighting design basics—visibility, shape, color, and rhythm—using professional theater equipment at CounterPulse’s new facility. You will learn the language to communicate your ideas and effective ways to use lighting as an expressive tool as you move from the page to the stage. This is a workshop intended for stage artists to learn more about how to effectively work with light and lighting designers. WORKSHOP DATES: Sunday, November 12th TIME: 9:00AM…

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