StratoFyzika and Pseuda
Wed-Sun, Apr 14-18. Video Installations at CounterPulse Wed-Sun, 12-8pm PDT. Livestream and Q&A on Fri, Apr 16, 5pm PDT
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April 2021
Free - $35

Human/ID and are:era

April 14 - April 19

Where does your identity begin <> end? Join CounterPulse for a double bill installation showcase featuring works by our Combustible 2021 residency artists. Tune into the Livestream: Combustible is CounterPulse’s highly-acclaimed dance/technology residency that carves a place to experiment on the edge of what is known. Join us this April for two immersive, internationally-devised and intermedia dance/installation works that alter perceptions through a dystopian machinescape and mediated interactivity. Human/ID by StratoFyzika is an immersive media installation that considers the…

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Skills Bucket

April 15 - September 15

The CounterPulse staff has some skills. Almost 200 years of combined knowledge. A bucket of art practices and how-to’s, derived from our unique composite expertise in performing arts, technology, plants, poetry, yoga, and more. A Skills Bucket? Yes, a Skills Bucket. Come hang out with the CounterPulse team! Each third Wednesday of the month, we’ll take turns showcasing our art practices and skills through an ~augmented virtual experience~ (Zoom). What will you learn in our Skills Bucket? Free Registration >>…

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$20 - $35


April 24 - April 25

In Colossus, Choreographer Mica Sigourney, Performer Silk Worm and Stylist Maryam Rostami create jokes in the grass and nightlife in the afternoon, as the choreography reckons with its new home out of doors. Colossus is two daytime non-dragged drag queens with a wheelbarrow instead of a stage on a ketamine fueled tiny odyssey across San Francisco. Colossus is queer kin-making between audience and deedee and googoo, two rakish scamps in designer sneakers lurking, noonday monsters working on something large and…

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May 2021
Free - $100

The CounterPulse Birthday Gala

May 8

We’re turning 30, and a party awaits you! Zoom into the CounterPulse Birthday Gala for a rich cake of multimedia performing arts sprinkled with the sweet confetti of silent auction treats. We’ll sugar the night with live DJ sets  and the freedom to explore the CounterPulse building ~virtually~ for new and delicious experiences. ~Bring your CounterPulse gossip and wigs for the party~ Make a toast, give us a birthday gift, hang out with your friends, and see CounterPulse turn 30…

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June 2021

to leave the land and [Re]member

June 3 - June 12

Performing Diaspora 2021 Join CounterPulse for a double bill evening featuring works by our 2021 Performing Diaspora residency artists. How is tradition alive? How does tradition move across space, time, boundaries and border? Now in it’s eleventh year, CounterPulse’s Performing Diaspora residency supports artists who draw on tradition as a radical way to carry the stories of previous lives in today’s time and space. This June, 2021, we investigate histories of rebellions and victories, queerness, and the violence of forced…

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September 2021

The ABJD series: Prologue 1009 آغاز ۱۰۰۹ and Heaven 58 جنة ۵۸

September 1 - September 29

Heaven 58 Is a collaboration between Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and deceased writer, rebel, pervert, film maker Jean Genet (December 19, 1910 – April 15, 1986). In this short film, Faluda Islam a rebel leader from a future revolution is sent to an underworld prison guarded penopticon style by a French warden who obsesses over the post-human inmates held within. He is particularly intent on watching the relationship between Faluda Islam and her next door neighbour who although separated by a…

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The CounterPulse Festival 2021

September 1 - September 30

The third iteration of the CounterPulse Festival is a week-long awakening of artistic works across the Bay Area. Join CounterPulse as we dismantle and build architectures of affects towards a new social paradigm. Join our email list and stay tuned for more information.

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