• Rapid Descent Performance Company Present: Skin Tight Rapid Descent Physical Performance Company’s debut production Skin Tight, is an engaging and dynamic work that takes a modern New Zealand script and adds dance and a live musician. It is as filled with kisses and affection as it is fist fights and hostility and is about a […]

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  • Made from Scratch The Scratch 4 Bloomin’ Sat.-Sun., July 17-18, 8pm Their 3rd annual showcase, The Scratch 4 Bloomin’ (S4B) presents their hot new performance. S4B members are among the SF’s top jazz dancers and perform Jazz choreographed by Saki Suto who was trained at the prestigious BDC and teaches at the LINES, Appeared on […]

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  • Oni Dance presents Exquisite.Corpse and Wasteland One of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2005, Maria Gillespie is a respected choreographer, performer, and dance educator based in Los Angeles. She brings her company Oni Dance to CounterPULSE for their first San Francisco performance. Oni Dance will perform two world premiere dance works that thrust together […]

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  • Body Artist A new dance theater work by Zsolt Palcza and the Readymade Dance Theater Company Fri.-Sat. May 21-22, 8pm Known for pushing “the artistic envelope to the point of ripping” (El Pasatiempo, 2003), and called “dangerous” and “assaultive” (The New York Times, 2007) the Readymade Dance Theater Company is New Mexico’s premier contemporary dance […]

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  • Samantha Giron Dance Project Exist in Absence Fri.-Sat. July 23-24, 8:30pm “Samantha Giron shines” -LA Times. Fresh from LA, Samantha Giron Dance Project, makes its debut as a San Francisco based dance company with “Exist in Absence”, a multi-form dance piece about the pursuit of pleasure and the loss of self. Original violin and electronics […]

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  • Readymade Dance Theater Company’s new piece was inspired by Don Delillo’s 2001 novel, The Body Artist. Director Zsolt Palcza listened it to by audiotape—a great one read by Laurie Anderson—while driving to Mexico one year. Her voice is mesmerizing; it puts one into a trancelike state, much like the 300 miles of carretera between Nogales […]

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  • Dancers’ Group and CounterPULSE team up to present 2nd Sundays, a series of free salons where artists share work and dialogue with audience members and fellow artists. We see this as an exciting opportunity to advance discussion of the craft and hope you’ll join us for the conversation. This month’s salon includes work from: Farah […]

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  • 3 Nights of Performance to Benefit CounterPULSE Fri.-Sun., April 30 – May 2, 8pm CounterPULSE celebrates its birthday with the Bay Area’s hottest performance makers in 3 memorable themed nights to benefit a space designed to support artists willing to take risks. Come celebrate with us! $40– general admission $25– artist/student/senior/low-income $75– Top Banana, includes […]

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