WITH and These Teeth

Rachael Dichter & Dia Dear and Ishan ایشان (Armineh Astanbous & Rachael Sharkland)
Thu-Sat, Apr 2-4 & 9-11, 8pm-9pm
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soften the body and unleash the female voice

Join CounterPulse for a double bill evening featuring works by our Edge 2020 residency artists.

Edge is an incubation residency and commissioning program for contemporary choreographers whose work is deeply curious about the intersection of art practice and social change. 

WITH by Rachael Dichter & Dia Dear blends physical practices and nightlife for a multi-generational queer phenomenon. WITH invites the audience to engage in a deep, extensive physical exploration of movement to move beyond singularity. Together Rachael & Dia blur boundaries of real/unreal and distance/intimacy to activate performance as a non-performative act.

Rachael Dichter & Dia Dear; Photo by Robbie Sweeny

These Teeth by Ishan ایشان (Armineh Astanbous & Rachael Sharkland) explores the conditioned figure of the female voice as it influences subjectivity and embodied experience. We draw on personal history and consider the female voice and body more broadly as it has been disciplined into thinking, speaking, and moving along ligatures that re-inscribe its voicelessness. In refusing these terms that subjugate and censor, our process exalts the range and capacity of the feminine body and voice.

Armineh Astanbous

Please join us for these special evenings

Apr 2-4 and 9-11, 2020

Thu, Fri, and Sat at 8:00pm

Thursdays are pay-what-you-can, reservable online!


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Edge is made possible by support from the Ken Hempel Fund for the Arts, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.



April 2
April 11
Free - $35