Combustible Residency 2019
Believe Your Silhouette
Join CounterPulse for a double bill evening featuring works by our 2019 Combustible Residency artists.
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.
Centering on how truth and lies interact with technology, The Looking Glass Self by Mugwumpin is an immersive theater experience that invites you to realize the impact of truth-altering video technology. Experience your likeness projected back to you in unexpected ways, as reality-warping visuals display the manipulative proficiency of video editing processes in real time. The Looking Glass Self is poetic and scary fun.
Metamorphosis: Phase 1 by Mabel Valdiviezo with Travis Bennet is a multimedia dance performance that combines shamanic storytelling with interactive visuals and sounds to explore the intersection of family separation, trauma and the well-being of Latinx immigrant women. Metamorphosis asks the question, how do we alleviate suffering and restore hope through an artistic process that is rooted in Latinx indigenous practices? The piece incorporates an authentic shamanic ritual with a healing garden, and includes art workshops with immigrant women living in the Tenderloin.
Please join us for these special evenings
Sept 12-14 and 19-21, 2019
Thu, Fri, and Sat at 8pm
Thursdays are pay-what-you-can, reservable online!
Want to see the show for free? Email Justin to volunteer!
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The Combustible Residency was launched with seed funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, as part of ARC which is made possible by support the Ken Hempel Fund for the Arts, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Emmet R. Quady Foundation, and CounterPulse members.
[L: Mugwumpin; Photo by Battista Remati. R: Metamorphosis 6- Mabel Valdiviezo; Photo by Mercedes González]