Mark your calendars, CounterPulse is moving full throttle in a relentlessly risk-taking performance line-up this Fall.
See our Fall 2019 performance schedule and get tickets below!
Mugwumpin: The Looking Glass Self
Mabel Valdiviezo with Travis Bennett: Metamorphosis: Phase 1
Sept 12-14 & 19-21, Thu-Sat, 7:30pm & 8:15pm
CounterPulse is back with year three of Combustible, our highly-acclaimed dance/technology residency that carves a place to experiment on the edge of what is known. This year we present works that activate the entire building with shamanic healing gardens and manipulated realities. Welcome to the visceral alteration of truth.
Oct 3-6 & Oct 10-13, Thu-Sun, 8pm
(in)Visible dislocates vision from the center of your experience. Developed in collaboration with—and particularly focusing on access to culture for—blind and visually impaired audiences, (in)Visible is created and performed by an international cast of six blind, visually impaired and sighted body-based dancers/performers.
Audio Description will be available every night of the performance.
ASL interpretation will be available Sun, Oct 6th and Sat, Oct 12th.
Oct 14-18, Mon-Thu, 8pm
San Francisco’s Litquake literary festival comes to CounterPulse to celebrate its 20th anniversary with an unprecedented five nights of programming! Since 1999, Litquake has been celebrating the written word in vivid and exciting ways by sparking critical conversations that inspire writers and readers. Full schedule online September 9 at litquake.org.
Oct 25th, Fri, 8pm
Addressing an erasure of trans legacies, these experimental short films place trans sexual expression and resistances in conversation with a nonlinear idea of history that is both real and fabricated, defiantly looking toward a future of pleasure, play, and beauty.
Oct 26, Sat, 7-10pm
Inspired by the Japanese American tradition of bon dances in Hawaii, Just Ahead is Darkness explores how time transforms the relationships between fact, story, and truth. An interactive theatrical experience, Just Ahead is Darkness uses dance, live music, spoken text, and audience participation to look at how family histories become ingrained in our imaginations and bodies through storytelling and over time.
Oct 30, Wed, 8pm
Fifth Storm is the fifth experiment, the fifth investigation in the creation of The Storm in My House. This work concerns the precarious position artists, and all of us, maintain in the face of social upheaval, economic inequality, displacement, and deterioration of the social safety net; bodies experiencing crisis and humor; recorded voices of those who struggle for food and shelter; an excavation of the perceived lines between any two of us.
ABD Productions & The Skywatchers Ensemble
Nov 22-24, Fri-Sat, 8pm, Sun 2pm matinee
The Tenderloin’s own Skywatchers Ensemble explores radical acts of resilience and resistance that disrupt a too-long-practiced urban policy of containment.
Cherie Hill IrieDance: She-Verse
Gabriel Christian & Chibueze Crouch: mouth/full
Dec 5-7 & 12-14, Thu-Sat, 8pm-9pm
Performing Diaspora draws on tradition as a radical way to be responsive, inclusive, and support equity. This year we present new multimedia and community-driven works that investigate faith, ancestry, bravery, and ecofeminism through African Diasporas.
Hana Lee Erdman & Louise Dahl
Dec 19-21, Thu-Sat, 8pm
Slow Dance is envisaged as an excerpt from a world where everything is done at its own pace. The work hosts an experience of slowness, not necessarily in duration, but rather in quality and as a means of presence in an otherwise accelerated society.
Kinetech Arts, ZERO1, CounterPulse
Sept 17, Oct 22, Nov 12, Dec 17, Tuesdays, 7pm-9pm
Matchbox is an art+tech interactive lab series, hosted at CounterPulse with partners ZERO1 & Kinetech Arts, that seeds collaboration beyond discipline and artistry.
Designed as public practicum labs, Matchbox fuses artists within creative technology and dance/choreography practices to spark critical investigations and seed cutting-edge works. Join as project participants and viewers.
Sept 4, Wed, 6pm-7:30pm
Join CounterPulse for another evening of body-based, improvisational, and poetic expression, courtesy of our weird and radical community.
tinypistol + little seismic dance company
Sept 6, Fri, 7:30pm-9pm
Need to let off a little steam? tinypistol’s Maurya Kerr and little seismic dance company’s Katie Faulkner are back at CounterPulse for the next tiny little get down, a subversively joyful dance event designed for all bodies.
Yerba Buena Night
Yerba Buena Community Benefit District
Oct 12, Fri, 6pm-10pm at Jessie Square
Yerba Buena Night is one of San Francisco’s biggest free evening performance and visual art events. This year CounterPulse is offering a performance by Fauxnique and Juiebox as part of this open air community event.