Spring 2021 at CounterPulse

The Revolution Will Be Choreographed
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CounterPulse ignites into the new year

Join us for new artistic works that activate resistance, beauty, and survival

This spring, CounterPulse composes new choreographic protocols in forming a collective persistence. Our vitality is synthesized on and off-screen, in outdoor space, and live-streamed from an unconventional stage near you.

>> Embody hope and mourning with the two evenings of short works in Beyond Gravity 2021 featuring 9 new experimental works by emergent Bay Area artists (Europa Grace, Gabriel Christian, jose e. abad & Gabriel Nuñez de Arco, Abby Crain, Silk Worm, Chibueze Crouch, India Sky, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Rachael Dichter & Allie Hankin) presented by Jess Curtis/Gravity.

>> For the fifth year of the Combustible Residency, alter your perception with Berlin-based intermedia dance company, StratoFyzika and enter a speculative science fiction allegory with techno-voyeur Drag artist, Pseuda with choreographer Kim Ip.

>> Navigate a labyrinth of apocalypse art in colossus by Mica Sigourney & Silk Worm, with stylist Maryam Rostami.

>> Dismantle and build new architectures of affect during the third iteration of the CounterPulse Festival — a week-long awakening of artistic works across the Bay Area.

>> Embrace the spirit of being united in collective thinking, acting, and dancing across global boundaries in Grand re Union LIVE.

>> Investigate histories of rebellions and victories, queerness, and the violence of forced migration in Performing Diaspora 2021 with pateldanceworks and Byb Chanel Bibene/Kiandanda Dance Theater.

Then, rest. Creative resilience demands radical self care.

Join CounterPulse in 2021 as we carve a space for contemporary rituals of movement

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Spring 2021 is likely to expand, contract, and change. Stay tuned for more information.


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