• Community Workshops for Self Care

    QUAKE is an upcoming solo performance at CounterPulse by Kat Gorospe Cole centered around mental health and ancestral connection. Exploring within what seedkeeper Rowen White calls the “diaspora of disconnect,” Cole looks for the threads that connect her to a maternal history back to the Ilocos region of the Philippines. What has been inherited? What […]

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  • Be A Part of the Tenderloin Arts Festival – February 2022

    Download More Information Contact us at tlartsfest@gmail.com to get involved! The Tenderloin has and continues to have a history as a unique hub in San Francisco for artistic expression to grow. Organizations such as Cutting Ball Theater, the Tenderloin Museum, Counterpulse, Piano Fight, the Trans Cultural District and many storefront galleries have found home and […]

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  • Meet the Facilitators for Li Chiao-Ping Dance’s HERE LIES THE TRUTH Talkbacks at CounterPulse

    GET TICKETS NOW! Li Chiao Ping Dance is excited for the upcoming San Francisco premiere of Here Lies the Truth at CounterPulse Thursday, September 29th – Saturday, October 2nd. Much of LCPD’s work and research in recent years has centered on identity, race, otherness, and colonization. By bringing Here Lies the Truth to new audiences we hope […]

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  • Rescheduled FRE!HEIT brings together German Choreographer David Brandstätter and American Singer, Michelle Jacques for long-awaited US Premiere.

    GET TICKETS San Francisco – Following a United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) imposed delay of four months, San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) is finally pleased to present the US debut of German choreographer, David Brandstätter in collaboration with American mezzo-soprano, Michelle Jacques for the US Premiere of FRE!HEIT (freedom in English). The project, originally scheduled […]

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  • Here Lies the Truth comes to San Francisco

    Download the Full Press Release Here For media inquiries, contact Shannon Atlas Get Tickets Now! Li Chiao-Ping Dance is thrilled to bring Here Lies the Truth to CounterPulse! Today, Here Lies the Truth is a live, multimedia, dance theater performance. A true collaboration between artists, disciplines, and our stories. This iteration of the work has […]

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  • An Invitation to Lunch

    If you are an (East/Southeast/South) Asian diasporic person who lives on Ramaytush or Chochenyo Ohlone land and who are interested in these questions, I invite you to go on a lunch date with me and discuss the possibility of collaborating on a performance project in the context of the Performing Diaspora residency at CounterPulse in December 2022—the lunch is on me! You may come from all kinds of creative backgrounds—people who move, make, create, design, devise, perform, and/or organize. You may work with different creative mediums —movement, sound, text, visuals, and/or materials. In terms of methods, you will be open to improvisation, creative exploration, and other process-oriented ways of making/doing. The base compensation will be $900.

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  • Nol Simonse, Jim Cave, and Christy Funsch Debut New Works at CounterPulse

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 18, 2022 – Nol Simonse, Jim Cave, and Christy Funsch  present bold new performance works at CounterPulse Theater, as part of CounterPulse’s  Co-Production Series, on Thursday-Saturday September 8-10, 2022 at 7:30 PM PT.  Tickets are $20, and may be purchased online at counterpulse.org.   GET TICKETS Nol Simonse and Jim Cave will […]

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  • Meet the Artists of New Experiments

    Founded in 2014, Zaccho Dance Theatre’s biennial San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival features internationally recognized aerial artists and exciting newcomers breaking into the field. For the 2022 festival, they are developing the New Experiments program here at CounterPulse. New Experiments is a unique opportunity for aerial artists to come together to build community, share ideas, […]

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  • Silk Worm Presents “The Jaws of All Are Red with Gore”

    August 11-13, 2022 at 8PM PT • 80 Turk St, SF, CA •  www.counterpulse.org/redwithgore Remixing your favorite Saturday morning cartoons with drag and butoh, with performances by Silk Worm, Frank Leasing, and Hiroko Tamano  SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco-based artist and drag queen Silk Worm presents a world premiere at CounterPulse this fall. The […]

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