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December 2015

15 Years of Gravity – Intercontinental Collaborations #6

December 10 @ 8:00 pm - December 12 @ 7:00 pm
CounterPulse at 80 Turk Street,
80 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Jess Curtis/Gravity DEC 10 – 13, THU, FRI, and SAT at 8:00PM, SUN at 7:00PM Gravity celebrates 15 years of ground-breaking interdisciplinary performance in San Francisco (and our first performances at 80 Turk) with our sixth biennial presentation of new and classic collaborations with long time conspirators Claire Cunningham and Jörg Müller. From Glasgow, Montpelier and Berlin to San Francisco, revisit sparkling excerpts from Gravity’s history including Performance Research Experiment #1, the dazzling mobile, and other secret surprises. Rounding out the evening…

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Three Works from Eisa Jocson

December 18 @ 8:00 pm - December 20 @ 8:00 pm
CounterPulse at 80 Turk Street,
80 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Eisa Jocson DEC 18 – 19, FRI and SAT at 8:00PM, Double Bill Macho Dancer and Death of a Pole Dancer DEC 20, SUN at 7:00 PM, North American premiere of Host   Friday and Saturday: From pole to macho dancing, Eisa Jocson investigates the labour and representations of the dancing body in the service industry, and exposes gender formation, seduction politics, and Filipino social mobility. In this double billed evening of works, Death of the Pole Dancer interrogates the way…

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February 2016

Yellow Towel

February 13, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - February 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
CounterPulse at 1310 Mission Street,
1310 Mission Street, San Francisco, 94103
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Dana Michel FEB 13-14, SAT at 8:00PM, SUN at 7:00PM As a child, Dana Michel would drape a yellow towel on her head in an attempt to emulate the blonde girls at school. As an adult, she now revisits the imaginary world of her alter-ego in a performative ritual free of cover-ups or censorship.  Blending austerity and absurdity, she digs into black culture stereotypes, turning them inside out to see whether or not she can relate. We witness her allowing a…

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35th Floor

February 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - February 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
CounterPulse at 80 Turk Street,
80 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Violeta Luna The generative and destructive dialectics between the body of the earth and the female body of a woman.  35th Floor embarks on a journey where the performer engages elements that sustain person and nature, and others that violate them. Themes range from the body as medium for creative expression to the body silenced, as well as presence / absence, and dialectical resonances between the female/body and the earth/body. Concept/Performer/Props/Costumes: Violeta Luna Music Composition: David Molina Video: Zen Cohen…

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