• Body Group

    An excerpt from Jesse Hewit’s piece on Upstanding Others as part of the 2018 CounterPulse Festival. Originally published on SFMOMA’s Open Space. Read the full piece here. The premise: Upstanding Others was an experiment that happened within the inaugural CounterPulse Festival, and it happened from March 12 through March 17, 2018. There were eight to ten […]

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  • Great news! CounterPulse is a participant in Project 20, a program allowing eligible people to pay off their San Francisco parking tickets through community service. The Project 20 Fine Alternatives program is for people who cannot afford to pay their parking tickets or traffic violations. People are assigned community service hours in lieu of paying.  Project 20 […]

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  • Exchange between Jill Holman Randall and Lauren Simpson

    Excerpted from the original post “Musings on Unison” on online blog, Life as a Modern Dancer: http://blog.lifeasamoderndancer.com/2018/03/musings-on-unison.html Jill Holman Randall-Inside a work, what strategies do you use to perform in unison? Lauren Simpson– We make and perform unison a lot. We never perform in unison to metered music because it flattens and “regularizes” the idiosyncratic rhythms […]

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  • Fifteen Minutes with Five Feet Dance: Creating Space

      Transcription by: Jazlynn G. Eugenio Pastor (Five Feet Dance Collaborator) Clarissa: Hi everybody! This is Five Feet Dance. We’re a dance company focused on making dance, sharing stories, and creating community. We’re currently an edge artist in residence at Counterpulse, making a project exploring the Asian American identity and experience with group of 6 […]

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  • CounterPulse Spring 2018 Season Announcement

    CounterPulse is launching into a mind-bending spring season with a series of performances that activate cultural pluralism through human-scale movements and bodily resistance. In spring 2018 we navigate through interplanetary time as lovers and cultural vanguards. Kicking things off in February, the legendary Kei Takei returns to San Francisco for a rare three nights of […]

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  • An Offering to Past and Future Ancestors

    The Performing Diaspora residency at CounterPulse returned this year with two works mapping the connection between ancestry, queer identity, and tradition asking, ‘How do we collaborate with the force of the unseen? How we can transcend the toxins flowing in our bodies and societies?’ The residency creates a platform for artists of color to tell […]

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  • wild child in residence at CounterPulse

    Combining pompous burlesque acts with intimate confessions, ,wild child” blurs the line between natural and artificial, authenticity and masquerade, reality and fantasy. The performer morphs from one character to the next and reenacts past encounters to discover what sexual desire is. They play with femininity and other gender roles to unveil the joy, fear, shame, violence, […]

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