Film Screening with Weaving Spirits Festival Curators and Dr. Jennifer Lisa Vest
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September 2021

beautiful crystals imply slow growth

September 14

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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Free

Tenderloin Arts Lending Library

September 14

Come view and borrow original art by Tenderloin Artists for up to one month! The Tenderloin Art Lending Library (TALL) is a queer-artist-run project that lends artwork to Tenderloin community members free-of-charge. TALL is a trust-based program where artists—the majority of whom are homeless, formerly homeless, and live or work in the Tenderloin—donate artwork that is available for loan to any member of the Tenderloin community free-of-charge. TALL is predicated on the belief that everyone deserves to appreciate all forms…

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$15 - $30

Embodied Divination

September 14
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
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
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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Thoughtworks Arts Improvising the Net(Work) Kick-off Talk

September 15

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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$20 - $40

un•rest

September 16 - September 17
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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CounterPulse at SkyBridge on Stevenson

September 16
SkyBridge, 555 Stevenson St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

Join “SkyBridge on Stevenson” and CounterPulse for its opening Thursday night weekly series at the Skybridge on Stevenson for 2021 brought to you by Zendesk, Creative Grounds Production Group, MMCBD, SFMTA, OEWD, and the San Francisco Parks Alliance. Come early and enjoy an array of local dance performances by Andreina Maldonado, Rick Darnell, and Kiandanda Dance Theater, all curated by CounterPulse as part of the 2021 CounterPulse Festival. Stay for a special evening of live music, dance and art through…

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Free

Queeratorial Collectives Do It Themselves

September 17
Oakland Township Commons, 288 9th Ave
Oakland, CA 94606 United States

Learn about and connect with Bay Area DIY performance and curatorial collectives by listening in on a virtual discussion on Twitch then attending an in-person mixer at Township Commons in Oakland, CA! Fri, 9/10 • 12-1:30pm Virtual Discussion  Fuck the system! Hosted by the Performance Primers, this discussion will include representatives from casaa, the HIVE, blaQyard, Oaklash, and SALTA. These queeratorial groups span a range of creative disciplines, working collaboratively to curate local shows, perform, and support artists in the…

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Free

(Re)Weaving with Two-Spirits

September 18

This virtual screening will feature Dr. Jennifer Lisa Vest’s ​​”(Re)Counting (Wo)Man” from the 2020 Weaving Spirits Festival at CounterPulse in San Francisco

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