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December 2016

DANCEHACKDAY 2016

December 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
CounterPulse

2016 marks the third annual DanceHackDay, an event that brings together performers and developers to inspire one another and experiment with emerging technologies. Kinetech Arts, along with long-time collaborators at Raktor, facilitate a daylong dance-hackathon workshop, a combination of a traditional hackathon with a dance lab. DanceHackDay is an opportunity to spark unconventional applications of new and existing technological tools and foster innovative dance material to create awe-inspiring live audience experiences. A special feature presentation of this year’s event is…

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future friend/ships

December 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - December 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
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“Keith Hennessy and Jassem Hindi, proved both passionate and tender… the two stage a defiant, poetic/political work that gradually transforms chaos into hope.”  – The New York Times future friend/ships is made from oracles and drones and childish dances. Projecting oneself into the future is more often than not a privilege reserved to a happy few, and a way to reproduce sameness. future friend/ships casts a different kind of physical future fiction: we host the uninvited to conjure the curse.…

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January 2017

An evening of solo works

January 20 - January 21
CounterPulse

“How to translate sensations and inner monologues into movement? Is it possible to track the hesitation before speaking, the movements not chosen, the spaces we travel to when we are daydreaming, the memories and projections that cloud our awareness of the present?” [Meg Stuart] In her solo works, Meg Stuart continues to venture into the monologue of movement, exploring everyday movements and physical conditions through improvisation. Over the past few years, she created several solos including XXX for Arlene and…

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February 2017

Lost and Found: Bay Area Edition

February 4
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FAITH MATERIAL: ACTIVISM

February 9 - February 11
CounterPulse

FAITH MATERIAL:ACTIVISM is a body- and object-ba​sed performance about the urgent importance of believing in things that cannot be proven. The work utilizes physical practices of mediumship, ontological re-animation of objects, and full expression of faith to present a number of intimate domestic scenes of queer solitude-turned-futurism. The work is an attempt to re­-articulate and re-­frame the culturalisms of what is “real”, what constitutes proof, and what the dire importance is of creative impulse that flies in the face of…

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BLESSED UNREST: an arts and social justice festival

February 24 - February 25
CounterPulse

Bay Area Artists and Activists come together for 3 days of performances, workshops and panel discussions! This two-day community art event features workshops, panel discussions, performances, and visual art focused on art and social justice. Theater artists, dancers, musicians, visual artists, and poets will share their work in evening performances, while facilitators, activists, and educators will host workshops and panel discussions during the day. Blessed Unrest aims to raise awareness about the power of art to advance the cause of…

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March 2017

Block Fest with Dawn Leigh Evinger and SF Recovery Theatre

March 3
CounterPulse

Block Fest = Fun. Free. First. Friday. Every first Friday of the month from 3PM-4:30PM locally sourced Artist Activators will  offer up free art making and sharing 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. March 3rd Block Fest with Dawn Leigh Evinger and SF Recovery Theatre Dawn Leigh Evinger’s Collective Community Visual Art Creation focuses on…

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The White Stuff: Elite Social Justice Boot Camp

March 23 - March 25
CounterPulse

Experience the ultimate in personal embetterment training at the world’s only full-immersion, hardcore, anti-racist boot camp: The White Stuff. Whites: STEP UP YOUR GAME in our full-throttle dis-course on dismantling white supremacy. Fully engage your body, mind, and commitment to excellence through a series of activity stations designed to test and hone you into becoming One of the Good Ones because Good Whites Go Hard. The majority of humanity: Come enjoy the pleasures of the VIBIPOC Lounge, a top-tier view…

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Rebellious Structures + Dynamic Habits

March 27 - March 31
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A five-day intensive workshop in body-based performance with internationally acclaimed performance makers Jess Curtis and Abby Crain Performance is a flow of forces between bodies that affects everyone who is present with them. Sourcing from unpredictable and profound structures; come sweat, breathe, move, think, talk, listen, feel and take action as we cultivate a dynamic temporary habitat for both non-linear and radically thoughtful modes of performance making.   :: DATE + TIME :: Mon-Fri March 27-31 from 10:30am-5:30pm 10:30am –…

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April 2017

Block Fest with Sylvester Guard

April 7
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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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