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May 2020

Spring 2021 at CounterPulse

May 1, 2020 - June 21, 2021

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.…

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December 2020

Skills Bucket

December 16, 2020 - June 18, 2021

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. Add some screen time to your life and learn something new from CounterPulse staff! 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…

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February 2021

Beyond Gravity 2021

February 19 - February 20

Two evenings of radical, intersectional, body-based online performances and films. Featuring nine emerging Bay Area artists, asking us to find our center of Gravity through survival, hope, lineage, resistance, or grief. How can we lean forward, even when in free fall? Friday Night Europa Grace Gabriel Christian, jose e. abad and Gabriel Nuñez de Arco Abby Crain Silk Worm Saturday Night Chibueze Crouch India Sky Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Rachael Dichter and Allie Hankins Online performances presented by Gravity at CounterPulse…

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April 2021
Free - $35

Human/ID and are:era

April 8 - April 17

Join CounterPulse for a double bill evening featuring works by our Combustible 2020-21 residency artists. Combustible is a lab for intersecting art practices from dance and technology. Artists are given real, raw space and time, to collaborate on the creation of innovative live performance projects using state-of-the-art lighting, sound tools, and emerging technologies. Throughout a residency period artists share their research through designed public experiences and events. Combustible carves a place to be deeply inquisitive and experiment on the edge of…

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April 24 - April 25

Abstract Apocalypse Art. A romp. Labyrinthine thinking through choreographic protocols. It’s not Ulysses, it’s better. There’s food. And Gold. And a flag. Mica Sigourney & Silk Worm, with stylist Maryam Rostami Stay tuned for more information.

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June 2021

divisions the empire has sown 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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