• Nol Simonse, Jim Cave, and Christy Funsch Debut New Works at CounterPulse

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 18, 2022 – Nol Simonse, Jim Cave, and Christy Funsch  present bold new performance works at CounterPulse Theater, as part of CounterPulse’s  Co-Production Series, on Thursday-Saturday September 8-10, 2022 at 7:30 PM PT.  Tickets are $20, and may be purchased online at counterpulse.org.   GET TICKETS Nol Simonse and Jim Cave will […]

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  • Meet the Artists of New Experiments

    Founded in 2014, Zaccho Dance Theatre’s biennial San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival features internationally recognized aerial artists and exciting newcomers breaking into the field. For the 2022 festival, they are developing the New Experiments program here at CounterPulse. New Experiments is a unique opportunity for aerial artists to come together to build community, share ideas, […]

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  • Silk Worm Presents “The Jaws of All Are Red with Gore”

    August 11-13, 2022 at 8PM PT • 80 Turk St, SF, CA •  www.counterpulse.org/redwithgore Remixing your favorite Saturday morning cartoons with drag and butoh, with performances by Silk Worm, Frank Leasing, and Hiroko Tamano  SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco-based artist and drag queen Silk Worm presents a world premiere at CounterPulse this fall. The […]

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  • the NETWORK project

    Directed by Krista DeNio Created & performed by Chloe Crotzer, Diana Lara, Tanja London, Heidi Erickson, Ashley Munday, Maicha Folch, Midy Zarem, Rosemary Hannon, Grace Shaver  Presented by KD>>MovingGround, CounterPulse, and Djerassi Resident Artists Program July 2-3, 2022 • 4:30-7:30  PM PT counterpulse.org/network the NETWORK project addresses human survival and what we truly need– from […]

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  • The ABJD Film Series Comes to Its Conclusion

    The ABJD Series • Directed by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto • Presented by CounterPulse Saturday, June 11, 2022 • 4:00 PM PT • The Roxie Theater • counterpulse.org/the-abjd-series Tickets available here at a range of $14-$24. The ABJD Series is a four-part film series and finale of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s six year multi-media project, Tomorrow We […]

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  • Defining Freedom with David Brandstätter

    The Artist Talks About His Upcoming Performance of FRE!HEIT with Michelle Jacques GET TICKETS “I felt I was lacking freedom, but I couldn’t find out what made me feel so unfree,” performance artist and co-founder of Shifts– Art in Movement David Brandstätter tells me about the inspiration behind FRE!HEIT, his evening length work that will have its […]

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  • Notes from the process : [and then we must be]

    Inspired by ancestral, community-centered, and spiritual relationships to land and plants, [and then we must be] by Audrey Johnson is a research and ritual project honoring Black American practices with land and plants through the modes of food, farming, rootwork, and magic. The work honors the practices that get passed down through recipe, spell, and story, as well as the memories active and activated in the body, plants, the land (soil, clay, mycelium, strata), and in spirit.

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  • CounterPulse Presents ARC Edge 2022

    Paying homage to Black American spirituality and African Diasporic rites of community, the 2022 CounterPulse Edge program presents [and then we must be] by Audrey Johnson and, in partnership with Afro Urban Society, Mixtape of the Dead & Gone #1- Egwu Onwu Ahamefula by Nkeiruka Oruche + Gbedu Town Radio. This year’s Edge performances invite the audience into conversation with the land, spirits, the afterlife, and the legacies that inform the rituals and practices around them.

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