Li Chiao-Ping Dance
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June 2022

The ABJD Series

June 11 - June 12
The Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

ABJD is a four part film series that narrates the otherworldly journeys of Faluda Islam – Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s alter-ego. Faluda was a fighter in a great future queer led revolution that liberated the Musilm world from Western and Western-sponsored tyranny, she was killed in a battle and exists now as ghost, zombie, jinn and alien. She appears as each of these beings in each of the four films while simultaneously speaking to figures from resistance past in an attempt…

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July 2022

the NETWORK project

July 2 - July 4
Djerassi Resident Artists Program, 2325 Bear Gulch Rd
Woodside, CA 94062 United States

How can we see and feel connectedness, to our own roots, families (blood or chosen) and communities? And how might working directly with tree communities help us see, feel and recognize our interdependence—with one another and responsibility toward all life? the NETWORK project addresses human survival and what we truly need– from sustainable living practices to communal engagement and empathy, as we recognize and build our resilience. Considering climate change, and other immediate crises, the project is inspired by systems of communication,…

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July 28 - July 30

The culmination of one month of artist as activist training by some of the city’s outstanding youth change makers Supported by choreographers Jo Kreiter & Megan Lowe, and textile artists Ayana Brumfield & Charlotte Jones GET TICKETS ABOUT FLYAWAY PRODUCTIONS Described by the SF Chronicle as “intimidatingly creative,” Flyaway Productions makes dances in unlikely places, activating the sides of buildings above bleak city streets. Our tools include coalition building, an intersectional feminist lens, and a body-based push against the constraints…

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August 2022

ArtSpan Artist’s Reception

August 11 - August 12

Join us for an in-person reception with ArtSpan Artists Amber Gruhlkey & Michael Hyun Gu Kang.   ARTIST’S RECEPTION Thursday, August 11, 2022 5PM – 7PM PT 80 Turk St, San Francisco FREE RSVP   Stop by to view these expressive works in person! Amber Gruhlkey & Michael Hyun Gu Kang will be present for a brief artist talk and will be available for questions and praise of their work in the lobby and mezzanine areas of CounterPulse. Exhibition on…

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The jaws of all are red with gore

August 11 - August 14

WARNING: This performance contains hand-to-hand combat, cartoon gunshots, and hastily applied wigs. Attention! Looney Tunes lovers, theater kids, and silly wabbits seeking revenge—this show is for you. A collaboration between drag performer Silk Worm, movement artist Frank Leasing, and butoh legend Hiroko Tamano, The jaws of all are red with gore explores the classic cartoon series Looney Tunes as an anthology of hunting myths. The show will reimagine Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny’s charged relationship, using performance techniques from drag…

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New Experiments

August 21 - August 22

New Experiments is a unique opportunity for aerial artists to come together to build community, share ideas, and present short new works in a mixed program presented in partnership with CounterPulse. Featured artists for 2022 include Ciarra D’Onofrio, Faith Elder, Meléa Emunah, Kelsey Keitges, Meche Perez, and Nina Sawant.  GET TICKETS The San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival is generously supported by San Francisco Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, the Gerbode Foundation’s New…

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September 2022

death pod/kid subjunctive

September 8 - September 10

Nol Simonse, Jim Cave, and Christy Funsch will premiere a double feature of new works this September at CounterPulse Nol Simonse and Jim Cave are sharing a devised theater piece that uses dreams, mythology, seances, paganism, kink, and ghost stories as inspiration, and circles around questions dealing with our death and mortality. What is the obsessive nature of death? What is the romanticized nature of death? How do we observe death? How do we experience death? How do we move…

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SF Arts Board Match

September 13 - September 14

Click here to RSVP for free! SF Arts Board Match is a networking salon designed to introduce people interested in serving on a non-profit board to the top executives and current board members of some of San Francisco’s most prolific and impactful arts organizations. Come learn about more than a dozen local organizations representing a range of disciplines from literature to dance.     If you’re interested in serving or just curious to learn more about what it means to be…

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Back (all I wanna do is dance and fuck and swim with you)

September 14 - September 25

Keith Hennessy offers a simple performance with three dances, a song, and a few costumes. A nearly naked aging gay on stage alone, but of course not alone because, you know, ancestors, friends, lovers, costumes, land, sky, ocean, theater. Maybe our bodies are more hallucinogenic than coercive. GET TICKETS Back premiered at LATERNA Festival, Black Box Theater, Oslo. Circo Zero is funded by Grants for the Arts, The San Francisco Arts Commission, The California Arts Council, The Phyllis C. Wattis…

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Here Lies the Truth

September 29 - October 1

Content warning: This performance contains descriptions of racial violence and discrimination. Please take care of your own needs and honor your body while viewing. Join us for an evening of multidisciplinary dance theater in a very special collaboration between visual artist Douglas Rosenberg, sound designer/composer Tim Russell, dramaturg Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento and choreographer Li Chiao-Ping. The collaborators investigate “truth” as it relates to positionality, power, access and equity. Employing hyperbole, absurdity and raw dance/physical theater, “Here Lies the Truth” has…

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