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November 2017
$5 - $20

Goin’ Home: The Gay Porn Soundtracks of Patrick Cowley

November 9, 2017
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, 2017
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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Free

Work in Progress of Niyizi

November 15, 2017
CounterPulse,

Switch is CounterPulse’s cultural exchange program that catalyzes collaborations between artists, initiatives, and communities outside of the Bay Area. We pose exchange as an integral part of the creative process. We strategize generative diversity across cultural lines and creative practices as a tactic to exponentially shift the field of discourse. Switch is creating a platform for sophisticating collaboration across differences. On November 15th, London-based Rwandan artist Ishimwa Muhimanyi will live and work at CounterPulse to steep his work in the rich…

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December 2017
Free - $20

DanceHackSF 2017

December 2, 2017 - December 4, 2017
CounterPulse,

DanceHackSF is an annual San Francisco-based event that brings together performers and developers to inspire one another and experiment with emerging technologies, here in SF and around the world. This year will be the 4th annual DanceHackSF, the 2nd co-sponsored by Kinetech Arts and CounterPulse, in association with Raktor. DanceHackSF is an opportunity to spark unconventional applications of new technological tools and innovative dance material to create an amazing live experiences. This year’s event is so big, it takes place…

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Free

Tenderloin Community Info Session

December 6, 2017
CounterPulse,

With groundbreaking slated for early January, Group i’s 950-974 Market project is nearly upon us as residents, workers, and artists in the Tenderloin. The construction is expected to last for over two years. CounterPulse has identified a unique opportunity to hire artists to mitigate some of the issues associated with construction projects. Leveraging the unique partnership from Group i, CounterPulse will allocate construction mitigation funds from the developer directly to artists to design public art interventions that will beautify, provide respite, and…

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$20 - $35

Mother the Verb & Lxs Desaparecidxs

December 7, 2017 - December 17, 2017
CounterPulse,

Performing Diaspora 2017 How do we collaborate with the force of the unseen? How we can transcend the toxins flowing in our bodies and societies? The Performing Diaspora residency supports artists that are drawing on tradition as a radical way to be responsive, inclusive, and support equity. We find ourselves with curious how tradition is a tool of evolution. How does tradition move across space, time, boundaries and border? This residency supports artists whose work carries the story of a previous life…

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J ((())) Y Sessions Work-in-Progress

December 11, 2017
CounterPulse,

In J ((( ))) Y Sessions dance occurs from the body re-organizing itself through activating circuitry and “undoing” into configurations of spacious affect. This “trans-embodiment” leads to “trans-being”, a name Whittle uses to identify a momentary destination where inherent pleasure, joy, expanse and embodied truth are arrived at- from dancing relationally with a continually shifting status of what one is in relationship with or how relationship shifts to the in-between where boundaries blur. In J ((( ))) Y Sessions she also draws…

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Support CounterPulse

December 11, 2017 - January 5, 2018
CounterPulse,

CounterPulse asks for your support on the grounds that we will pay your gift forward through our commitment to saying ‘Yes.’ It takes strong boundaries and a wild heart to say yes as much as we do. A balance of knowing one’s limits with a willingness to constantly test them. You build our collective capacity to say yes. In fact, in 2017 we said yes to 255 dance, performance, visual, and media artists across 46 works that CounterPulse incubated, hosted,…

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Free

Artist Reception: Robin Birdd

December 13, 2017
CounterPulse,

Robin Birdd OCTOBER 24 – DECEMBER 19, 2017 Gallery open 45 minutes before showtimes Join us for a reception and performance by Robin Birdd Wednesday, December 13, 5pm-7pm, RSVP >>   About Birdd’s work: Robin Birdd is an installation and conceptual artist from Oakland, California. She is also the creative director, founder of the collective Macro Waves. Tired of adulthood, where one’s life typically consist of work, sleep, eat and repeat, Birdd continues her quest to transform physical spaces in…

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January 2018
Free!

Magic in the Tenderloin: A Coloring Book Adventure

January 5
CounterPulse,

Block Fest at CounterPulse animates our neighborhood with free arts activities for the local residents, workers, and visitors. Our Block Fest season resumes with Hannah Boles collaborating with Sylvester Guard for another magical coloring activity! Come collaborate and celebrate the magical spirit, diversity, and community of the Tenderloin AGAIN 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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