• From the Rehearsal Room…  the CONTACT project process is deepening, and we find ourselves moved…to tears, to anger, to hysterical laughter….to formation, to renovation, to solidarity, to push-ups….pushing up against the fight, the flight, the meeting, the holding of…one another.  the pressing into flesh and bone…contact…the memories, the histories, the shared pain and sorrow of […]

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  • Seith Eisen in Residence at CounterPULSE Homo File   Drawing and tattoo by Samuel Steward Over the past year I’ve been in the research phase for my next queer history performance project titled Homo File, chronicling the life of Sam Steward, (1907-1994). I am thrilled to tell you that I received a four month residency […]

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  • As we finish up our first premiere weekend of Arthur in Underland, and move towards our last, (performances run through March 18th) here’s some background on the piece, from the Director’s Note I wrote for the program: Arthur in Underland is one of the most personally vulnerable pieces I’ve ever made. It is based on […]

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  • Emmaly Wiederholt interviewed “Arthur in Underland’s” Co-Director, Writer and Performer Mantra Plonsey about the creation of Dandelion’s new work:   EMMALY WIEDERHOLT: What was the process of drawing from Eric’s personal history to write Arthur in Underland? Conversely, what is it like to perform in? MANTRA PLONSEY: Eric had recently completed the process of creating and producing AND performing […]

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  • If Murakami’s works came to life, and you could suddenly take a stroll through them, chances are music would be everywhere. Chauffeured in a car, you would hear “the classical strains of Chopin.” In the bathroom of Denny’s, Hall & Oates’ I can’t go for that would be playing. And jazz would fit into the […]

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  • In the previous post, we made centipede yogurt stew. Yum! Now onto the video portion. Except, maybe we’re not talking about a plate of food anymore. Maybe we’re discussing a table with legs sharply angled away from the center… When I set out to integrate video with dance, I had this idea in my head […]

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  • Well, hello there, CounterPULSE blogosphere! My name is Erin Malley, and I’m one of your Winter Special Artists. I’m also a new face in San Francisco, please don’t hesitate to say hello. Better still, take me out and show me your favorite local spots! I relocated to SF just a couple of years ago from […]

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  •   Collage Theater Presented as part of CounterPULSE’s Summer Special AUG 19-20, FRI-SAT at 8PM $20 General Admission ($15 CounterPULSE Members) A new performance collage, conceived and directed by Matisse Michalski. Created in collaboration with the performers, including Kat Cole, Sarah Fiske, and Darl Andrew Packard. “I made you a mix tape, to try and […]

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