Raegan Truax
SEP 22-23, FRI-SAT 9AM-10PM
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June 2017


June 1 - June 3

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

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


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

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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August 2017


August 30 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

Pulling from Dohee Lee’s practice in Korean Shamanism and performative ritual, this workshop focuses on techniques to connect voice, body and spirit. Through breath and rhythm, we tune our body as instrument and free our voices to explore sounds, songs and movement. Explore sound through Dohee Lee’s expansive range of vocal techniques along with Rhythms to create a mystical and universal language. This workshop expands participants’ vocabularies with feelings, energies, memories and stories from Current to the past ancestry time to merge together and…

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September 2017

Magic in the Tenderloin: A Coloring Book Adventure

September 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Block Fest at CounterPulse animates our neighborhood with free arts activities for the local residents, workers, and visitors. We’re kicking off the Block Fest season with Hannah Boles collaboration with Sylvester Guard for a magical coloring activity! Come collaborate and celebrate the magical spirit, diversity, and community of the Tenderloin by coloring a GIGANTIC hand drawn coloring book. Crayons will be provided and all ages are welcome, especially the young and young at heart! Click “Get Tickets” for your free RSVP.

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MÆ – Motion Aftereffect & MESH

September 7 - September 17

Combustible 2017 How does technology destabilize the meaning of the corporeal body? Will our physical bodies become avatars for our virtual selves? Are we yet cyborgs? CounterPulse is broadening the international dialogue on art and technology by turning our focus to the creation of new works synthesizing body-based arts and new technology. In the Combustible Residency, CounterPulse has brought together innovative choreographers and leading creative technologists to create new works during an eight-month residency period. The creative duos, Freya Olafson and…

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Won’t You Be Our Neighbor Mixer

September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Have you ever walked past our pink building, the site of former adult theater Dollhouse, and wondered what we do at CounterPulse? Well, we’re curious about you too! September is warm in SF, so un-button that cardigan and come meet some of the interesting people who work or live nearby! If our bright pink outsides delight or annoy you, let’s have snacks about it! We graciously invite you to CounterPulse for an evening of refreshments and conversation. The mixer conveniently…

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Citation: A 37-hour durational performance by Raegan Truax

September 22 - September 23

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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