About This Artist

Javier Stell-Fresquez (Chican@, Tigua & Piro Native), Ivan Monteiro (Brasil), and Davia Amerasu Spain (San Francisco Bay Area native), compose a trinity of young, fierce, POC femme artists. Our collective expertise spans theater, sound and video production, dance, and organizing, as well as drag, among other forms that our queer ancestors developed in queer nightlife spaces, and backyard family barbecues.

Applying intersectional and intertribal methods, we set our triune gaze on the landfill that is our present society. Holding up umbilical and ancestral knowledge as we decolonize the future, our very existence and emergent voices defy neocolonialism, white supremacy, and patriarchy.

©Yvonne M. Portra

©Yvonne M. Portra

About This Project

Mother The Verb is a Queer/Trans performance dance, produced and created by Ivan Monteiro (Brasil), Javier Stell-Fresquez (Chican@ originally from El Paso, Tigua & Piro Native), and Davia Amerasu Spain (San Francisco Bay Area native), a trinity of young, fierce, POC femmes fucking up post-colonialism, white supremacy and patriarchy one breath at a time. This trinity will be making a new experimental performance piece exploring the glorification and damnation of our many mothers, asking how we can transcend the toxins flowing in our bodies and societies.


Follow their progress and community work at Facebook.com/MotherTheVerb

 

Upcoming Events

wild child

Valérie Reding
Tues, Oct 3, 6pm

Our Future Ends

Clement Hil Goldberg
OCT 12-14, 19-21, THU-SAT 8PM

Social Dancing (aka negotiation)

Keith Hennessy / Circo Zero
Wed, Oct 18, 6pm-9pm

Archived Events

Won’t You Be Our Neighbor Mixer

SEP 7, THU 5PM – 7PM

MÆ – Motion Aftereffect & MESH

Freya Olafson with Yagiz Mungan and Kinetech Arts
SEP 7-9, 14-16, 2017, THU-SAT 8PM

Magic in the Tenderloin: A Coloring Book Adventure

Hannah Boles and Sylvester Guard
Fri, Sep 1, 3pm-5pm

SingingBody

Dohee Lee
AUG 30, WED 6PM-9PM

Blog Roll

  • Judith Butler on Gender and Performativity

    Julie Phelps Interviewing Judith Butler Original Interview conducted on July 18, 2013 On Friday, November 3, 2017, renowned gender theorist Judith Butler will be conversing with Monique Jenkinson, the artist behind the cis-female drag persona Fauxnique in an evening entitled “Ordinary Practices of the Radical Body” at CounterPulse. Let’s take a look back to 2013 […]

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  • Combustible: an early retrospect

    So here we are, just before the last performance. It has been 5 exciting performances so far. With all of them going ‘perfect’… And of course nothing is never the perfect but those imperfections and the performers response to them make each night unique and different. This is the nature of things. Now let’s look […]

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  • Big changes happening to the membership program at CounterPulse, people. Big changes. I thought, what is a membership program for Counterpulse? For eight years I’ve been pondering the question, actually. What is membership for a community based, performing arts center? It is in the words community and arts. Members are our community. Anyone one who […]

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  • Groundwater and Grassroots: The Curious Tale of Justin Ebrahemi

    My Path: My career trajectory seems foreign to my family. “You’ve been studying water for 2 years and now you’re at a dance organization?” Well, not quite. You see, I got my Masters in a social science research program entitled Environment & Community, where I interrogated the disparate cultural themes surrounding water management in search […]

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