• “A riot literally tears the city apart. It is a striation…like a skater from the days before skateparks, it sketches invisible trajectories in the urban motif. A shapeless event that eludes reification, even if it relates to rituals, and thus summons the repertoire of tricks and knowledge accumulated by a provisional community bound by a […]

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  • From the Rehearsal Room…  the CONTACT project process is deepening, and we find ourselves moved…to tears, to anger, to hysterical laughter….to formation, to renovation, to solidarity, to push-ups….pushing up against the fight, the flight, the meeting, the holding of…one another.  the pressing into flesh and bone…contact…the memories, the histories, the shared pain and sorrow of […]

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  • If Murakami’s works came to life, and you could suddenly take a stroll through them, chances are music would be everywhere. Chauffeured in a car, you would hear “the classical strains of Chopin.” In the bathroom of Denny’s, Hall & Oates’ I can’t go for that would be playing. And jazz would fit into the […]

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  • In the previous post, we made centipede yogurt stew. Yum! Now onto the video portion. Except, maybe we’re not talking about a plate of food anymore. Maybe we’re discussing a table with legs sharply angled away from the center… When I set out to integrate video with dance, I had this idea in my head […]

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  • Well, hello there, CounterPULSE blogosphere! My name is Erin Malley, and I’m one of your Winter Special Artists. I’m also a new face in San Francisco, please don’t hesitate to say hello. Better still, take me out and show me your favorite local spots! I relocated to SF just a couple of years ago from […]

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  • Howdy CounterPULSE Peeps, I’m Tessa, the outreach intern. I had an urge to blog, which has never really happened to me before,  so I figured I would talk about my time at CounterPULSE so far. Well…where to begin? Basically, I love working here. Er’body is really nice and I’m learning a ton. But enough about […]

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