About This Artist

Javier Stell-Fresquez (Chican@, Tigua & Piro Native), Ivan Monteiro (Brasil), and Davia Amerasu Spain (San Francisco Bay Area native), compose a trinity of young, fierce, POC femme artists. Our collective expertise spans theater, sound and video production, dance, and organizing, as well as drag, among other forms that our queer ancestors developed in queer nightlife spaces, and backyard family barbecues.

Applying intersectional and intertribal methods, we set our triune gaze on the landfill that is our present society. Holding up umbilical and ancestral knowledge as we decolonize the future, our very existence and emergent voices defy neocolonialism, white supremacy, and patriarchy.

©Yvonne M. Portra

©Yvonne M. Portra

About This Project

Mother The Verb is a Queer/Trans performance dance, produced and created by Ivan Monteiro (Brasil), Javier Stell-Fresquez (Chican@ originally from El Paso, Tigua & Piro Native), and Davia Amerasu Spain (San Francisco Bay Area native), a trinity of young, fierce, POC femmes fucking up post-colonialism, white supremacy and patriarchy one breath at a time. This trinity will be making a new experimental performance piece exploring the glorification and damnation of our many mothers, asking how we can transcend the toxins flowing in our bodies and societies.


Follow their progress and community work at Facebook.com/MotherTheVerb

 

Upcoming Events

DanceHackSF 2017

DanceHackSF & Kinetech Arts
Sat-Sun, Dec 2-3

Artist Reception: Robin Birdd

Free Event
Wednesday, December 13, 5pm-7pm

Tenderloin Community Info Session

Public art & the 950 Market project
Wed, Dec 6, 12pm-1pm

Archived Events

Work in Progress of Niyizi

Ishimwa Muhimanyi
Wed, Nov 15, 6pm-7pm

Harnessing the Power of Light

Stephanie Johnson
Sun, Nov 12, 9am-4pm

Goin’ Home: The Gay Porn Soundtracks of Patrick Cowley

Honey Soundsystem
Thu, Nov 9, 7pm-11pm

Cheers to us!

A CounterPulse Member Mixer
Tue, Nov 7th, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Blog Roll

  • Dancing with Ghosts: A conversation with Randy Reyes

    How do you conjure queer ancestry through a dance performance? How can we form and unform psychic territories held through our lineages? Randy Reyes’s new work borrows Chinese Energetics and systems of improvisation to weave queer ancestral lineages throughout an elaborate number. Lxs Desaparecidxs—in collaboration with performers Jose Abad, Emelia Brumbaugh, Gabriel Christian, Felix (Sol) […]

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  • Why Motherhood?

    We create this piece in exploration of our own lived experiences around nurturing. We honor the different/range of relationships we and other LGBTQ folx have with our gestational/biological mothers. This piece is for our many many nurturers/mothers, including our Trans/(gender)queer/GNC/Two-Spirit selves. Photo from most recent Work-in-Progress showing at Counterpulse SF        Motherhood is […]

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  • Toxin-laced Living Worlds

    Javier has been excited to explore how environmental toxicity connects intimately to the motherhood we inhabit and relate to. She’s especially inspired by Mowhawk researcher and midwife Katsi Cook, who below writes of our gestational mothers—the ones who bear us in their womb: Of the sacred things that there are to be said about this […]

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  • The House Managers of CounterPulse are the busy bees ensuring our Front of House is running smoothly. These dedicated individuals are seamlessly relaying information among artists and technicians, overseeing our box office ushers, and making sure all our patrons are accounted for. So who are the Managers of The House? Take a moment to read […]

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