• We have our first work-in-progress showing for my CounterPULSE residency this coming Saturday, Jan. 15th. Even though we’re still at the beginnings of our creation process, I’m very glad we have this showing to work towards. There are many reasons that I find public showings of performance works in progress useful. These include: –forcing us […]

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  • One of my favorite things about the creative process is synchronicity. I follow intuition above all else in my art making and find myself continually rewarded by the ways that relationships I never could have dreamed up appear all of a sudden. Until recently I was planning on making a piece called Don’t Suck! Cycle […]

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  • A particularly challenging and fertile aspect of being a creator of experimental performance is that I often have to describe a project in detail many months or even years before I start on it. When working with 10 or more ensemble members and needing to plan out schedules and spaces that are accessible for dancing, […]

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  • Nov 11-21, Thurs-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 3pm Tickets: Purchased online before 9/30 – $14 (Members $9) Purchased online after 9/30 – $19 (Members $14) Purchased at Door – $24 (Members $19) “Ampey!” is a multidisciplinary theater, music and dance piece that explores the spiritual, emotional and physical disconnect between African-Americans and Continental Africans. Choreographed […]

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  • Sun., November 14, 2010 2pm, Free Dancer’s Group and CounterPULSE present 2nd Sundays, an open discourse project in which artists share works in progress and participate in a constructive conversation with audience members and fellow artists. This is an exciting opportunity to advance the open exchange of ideas and participate in the creative process of […]

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  • Performing Diaspora: Adia Whitaker Ampey!

    “Ampey!” is a multidisciplinary theater, music and dance piece that explores the spiritual, emotional and physical disconnect between African-Americans and Continental Africans. Choreographed and written by performance artist Adia Tamar Whitaker, “Ampey!” breaks open the paradigms that each culture grasps onto in regards to identity and social construct.

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  • Wed., November 3, 2010 7:30pm, $12.50-20 (Members $10-15) Words First is the premier solo performance event in San Francisco. The first Wednesday of every month, Words First invites the finest solo artist, comics, and storytellers to the CounterPULSE stage. Solo performance is a unique brand of theater one person, one stage. Its one part storytelling, […]

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  • October 21-24 and 28-30 at 8pm Tickets: $18 online at ODC ($15 students) Rebetiko at ODC Theater Renowned choreographer Yannis Adoniou draws inspiration from Greek Rebetiko music, a genre similar to the blues and Fado as it was born out of sorrow, desire and the yearnings of oppressed people seeking to adjust to a new […]

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  • Fri-Sun., October 22- 24, 2010 8pm, $20 (Members $15) Travelers from another dimension arrive with their mysterious message encoded in circles, mandalas, sacred geometry.  Their tools are familiar (hoops, balls, staves) yet arcane.  What is the key to their ritual?  What does it unlock?  Perhaps it is the universe inside you. 415.845.4046 Photo Credits: “Khan […]

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