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September 2021
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Embodied Poetics

September 10, 2021
CounterPulse,

Welcome back to the open stage Join Justin and Justine for an expressive evening of movement and poetry! Embodied Poetics welcomes you to share your body-based works to inspire poetic musings, and share your poetry to spark improvisational movement. Together we’ll share an intimate evening of dance and poetic expression that explores the nexus of word and body. How does verbal cadence and vocal tonality shape movement? What images come to mind when we move like this? But don’t get…

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Free

Radius

September 11, 2021 - September 12, 2021
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, 1150 25th St, Building B
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States

Be with — with other people, with the land, with whatever comes next Radius is a site-specific improvisational performance, influenced by and inter-relating with the natural surrounds of the urban oasis surrounding McEvoy Foundation for the Arts. Performed by a group of experimental dancers and electronic musicians, the work aims to create a temporary zone governed by collaboration, mutability, and fluidity rather than hierarchy, power, and structure. Dancers and musicians are both responsive and generative in turn with inspiration and…

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beautiful crystals imply slow growth

September 14, 2021

Counter patterns, angular unconformity, shifting divides, rootless mountains, stream capture, fatigued rock, surface of no strain. Beginning from explorations of surface contact, texture, and pressure and using these <<< geological terms as tools to find somatic relief, we will mine openings for performance-making in collaborative vibration with our environments. In this workshop, we will explore somatic and choreographic movement practices with fiber and textile materials as body-building objects and collaborators: drag, extension, adornment AND mirror, reflex, enabler, facilitator. Enlisting Bebe…

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$15 - $30

Embodied Divination

September 14, 2021
CounterPulse,

Embodied Divination is a movement-based workshop where you are invited to contemplate your body as oracle, as compass, and a site for social repair. A journey together moving through concepts of identity/oppression/privilege/dying/rebirth/isolation/connection and the liminal space of now. Drawing from Yoruba Lukumí spiritual technologies, we will explore how we move oracle through our bodies as a way to move through the chaos of this moment in time. Please bring the following: – Clothes to get sweaty in – Notebook and…

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$15 - $30

Contemporary Experiment

September 14, 2021
CounterPulse,

A workshop in improvisation using the individual body as a site/map for exploration. Through an embodied exploration of ancestral memory, tracing and thought to increase physical range and capacity, we will engage movement within empathetic exchanges as a collaborative process. Contemporary Experiment is part of the 2021 CounterPulse Festival. Learn more at counterpulse.org/festival2021 For information about COVID-19 protocols at this event, visit counterpulse.org/covid19 COUNTERPULSE IS COMMITTED TO MAKING OUR EVENTS ACCESSIBLE TO ALL! PLEASE EMAIL INFO@COUNTERPULSE.ORG WITH ANY ACCESS NEEDS. THANK YOU!

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Free

The ABJD series: Prologue 1009 آغاز ۱۰۰۹ and Heaven 58 جنة ۵۸ Followed by a special screening of Un Chant d’amour

September 15, 2021
CounterPulse,

Heaven 58 Is a collaboration between Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and deceased writer, rebel, pervert, film maker Jean Genet (December 19, 1910 – April 15, 1986) Inspired simultaneously by Jean Genet’s classic Un Chant d’Amour and  by the writings and theories of 12th century Sufi mystic, Ibn Arabi, heaven 58 intends to take the audience on a journey into multiple dream worlds where the distinction between imagination and reality begins to blur.  Rebel leader, Faluda Islam is captured and placed in…

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Free

Saint Leroi

September 15, 2021 - September 30, 2021
CounterPulse,

Saint Leroi is a film by tinypistol about a Black avenging angel come down from on high. By reinstating Blackness as arbiter of justice and punisher of wrong amidst the ceaseless anti-Black apocalypse of America, Saint Leroi challenges who is allowed judgement, destruction, rapture, and rebirth. While a trenchant indictment of the blood-stained hands of all those—past and present—who know what they’ve done, Saint Leroi is ultimately an expression of belonging, utter grief, and radical love.   WATCH NOW ON…

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Thoughtworks Arts Improvising the Net(Work) Kick-off Talk

September 15, 2021

Join the The Improvising the Net(Work) artist residents – Dilate Ensemble and h0t club – to learn about their upcoming projects! About this event The Improvising the Net(Work) residency was designed to explore what happens when an artist/creator(s) are able to move beyond established platforms, creating decentralized or never before imagined structures for building distributed yet connected environments. Two artist groups – Dilate Ensemble and h0t club – have been selected to engage in this 16 week residency with CounterPulse…

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Improvising the Net(Work)

September 15, 2021

ThoughtWorks Arts, a global technology research lab, and CounterPulse, an experimental and interdisciplinary dance and performance space in San Francisco have launched a new 16-week artistic residency opportunity working with a customizable network on-site at CounterPulse’s facility in downtown San Francisco. h0t Club & Dilate Ensemble, presented their work September 15th online as part of the annual CounterPulse Festival. The two collectives showed selections from their previous works, tying them into the residency theme of “Improvising the Net(Work).” This kick-off…

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$20 - $40

un•rest

September 16, 2021 - September 17, 2021
Oakland Estuary Park, 1 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 94607, CA 94607 United States

un•rest. A play in three acts. Actually…let’s call it an expression…… We are on the cusp of something much bigger than us. All of us. One might just call this a very large…very queer…collaboration. What’s our trademark? Otherness. What’s our slogan? Try harder. Where can you find us? In your (and for that matter…everyone’s) emotional landscape. Truly. un•rest is a play in three acts. A roving performance, a shift that takes place in an oversized, underused parking lot near the…

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