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April 2017

Block Fest with Sylvester Guard

April 7
CounterPulse

Block Fest = Fun. Free. First. Friday. Every first Friday of the month from 3pm-4:30pm locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making up and down our block of Turk Street. From live performance and art exhibition to screen printing workshops and crochet jams, Block Fest is a monthly tasting and testing of the Tenderloin’s creative spirit.   For the April 7 Block Fest, Artist Activator Sylvester Guard is facilitating a skateboard deck painting and skateboard assembly workshop! All materials…

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Edge Residency 2017

April 20 - April 29
CounterPulse

Join CounterPulse for a double bill evening featuring works by our 2017 Edge Residency artists. weather // body is a multidisciplinary visual poem created and performed by Arletta Anderson & Adam Smith that looks at physical and environmental change over time. This piece asks how we consider our bodies in relationship to the spaces around them and how that changes as we age. We call on memory and its failings, create imagined futures, and remember who we are in the present…

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May 2017
Free

Block Fest in the Forest

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tenderloin National Forest,
501 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94109
San Francisco, CA United States
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Block Fest: forest style. Join CounterPulse and Central City SRO Collaborative for an afternoon of community artmaking! From 3pm-5pm in the Tenderloin National Forest, a vibrant Luggage Store Gallery commons of foliage and public art, Block Fest Artist Activators will be hosting their flagship community art projects. All are welcome! Tenderloin musician, Leroy Staples, will be holding it down with his community drumming and dance circle. Dawn Leigh will present her Collective Community Visual Art Creation where participants can paint…

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CounterPulse Family Feast & Fundraiser

May 11
CounterPulse

Weird for good! Let’s celebrate our radically wonderful community and raise the funds that support our artists at the CounterPulse Family Feast & Fundraiser supporting the Springboard Fund for Artists. This gathering is a totally free offering to you, our treasured community of creative, freaky artists and arts advocates. You’ll be able to support the fund during the event by buying drinks, pledging, and shopping at the silent auction. Thursday, May 11, 2017 Dinner: 5:30pm-8pm (SOLD OUT), Family-style pledge dinner and…

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THIS IS WHAT I WANT 2017: Tender Nights

May 25 - May 27
CounterPulse

TIWIW festival is an annual performance festival which uses queer desire as a lens to examine phenomena of our time. Previous years themes have included desire and the internet, desire and the gaze, desire and the economy. In 2017, we are looking at the moral explosion of the intersection of desire and youth under pressure; setting these stories in the Tenderloin. The youth artists will take your hand and walk out into the evening to engage with themes of gentrification,…

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June 2017

Precarious

June 1 - June 3
CounterPulse

2017 is the 10th anniversary of Hope Mohr Dance. Artistic Director Mohr marks the occasion by responding to the current cultural moment in San Francisco in which gentrification threatens the city’s progressive, inclusive identity. A recent survey by the San Francisco Arts Commission of 600 local artists found that over 70 percent of the respondents had been or were being displaced from their workplace, home, or both. The market forces displacing artists are also pushing out the working class, families…

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WIND STATIONS — a curation of missing people

June 15 - June 18
CounterPulse

Composed from collaborations in Japan and San Francisco, the interdisciplinary dance work intersects the agency of wind with inquiries into “missing people”.  As a multi-year project, it serves as a performative examination on how absence is carried and shared as a resonant existence.  Overall, looking into what is present with and without body. The collection of “missing people” and the tracings that influence the work include the Dutch American artist Bas Jan Ader who disappeared sailing a small boat across…

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Saying No: Dramaturgical Strategies in the Dance-Making Process

June 26 @ 4:00 am - June 29 @ 6:00 pm

In this workshop, dramaturg and choreographer Zee Hartmann leads experienced dancers through a compositional dance process that aims to strengthen collaborative work while maintaining individuality and personal conviction. Positive reinforcement methodologies are set aside to employ a productive critical thinking initiative where questioning takes precedence over answering. The Critical Response Process is adapted to reflect a new dramaturgical approach that places emphasis on the dynamic intricacies between the dance-maker and the responder. Participants will learn productive strategies of how, when…

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July 2017

ART MATTERS

July 8 @ 11:00 am - July 11 @ 3:00 pm
CounterPulse

ART MATTERS: An Introduction to Community Engaged Art Are you an artist, arts administrator, educator or social service provider engaged in or hoping to work with communities? Please join us for four rich and interactive days weaving together the history and contemporary practice of community-based arts. Facilitated by Anne Bluethenthal and Krista DeNio, ART MATTERS will look at specific case studies within Community Engaged Art, and explore an array of readings—historic and current—with the aim of understanding the multifaceted context…

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Combustible Mixer

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for the Combustible Mixer! Meet choreographers or creative technologists that you can collaborate with on a proposal for the Combustible Residency. We will provide the drinks, snacks, and collaborator ‘dating cards’. You will be tasked with collecting three contacts during the mixer with whom you can follow up with later to discuss the possibilities of creating together. Combustible is a lab for intersecting art practices from dance and technology. Artists are given real, raw Space and Time, to…

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