• Block Fest is Back!

    by Rick Darnell, Associate Director CounterPulse Neighborhood Arts Hello neighbors near and far. After over a year and a half, CounterPulse’s Block Fest is back and better than ever! Every second Friday of the month we will feature a local artist including:  Janet Williams who will lead an embroidery workshop on Friday, March 11th Ramekon […]

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  • Welcome to Our Spring 2022 Season

    Download CounterPulse’s Spring 2022 Program Book We’ve learned so much in the last few years about what is essential about the work of CounterPulse. We know how to adapt, when to let go, when to hang on, and when we might need to try some third or fourth or even fifth option. Thank you for continuing […]

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  • Dilate Ensemble – CATENA – Improvising the Net(Work) Residency Updates

    In this blog we’ll keep you updated with photos, video, and sound snippets that accompany the development of our piece CATENA that’s going to be premiered online on January 13th — livestreamed from CounterPulse’s theater in San Francisco. Learn More about CATENA and Dilate Ensemble here RSVP for the Livestream A NOTE FROM DILATE ENSEMBLE […]

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  • Sunday’s Mystery

    The SEED residency was a blessing of space and time to create. My artistic partner Jakob and I spent as much time as we could at CounterPulse, long hours in the space, not just for creation and play, but to live and be in the space, to be part of the environment that is CounterPulse […]

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  • Embodied Divination with Amara Tabor-Smith

    Amara Tabor-Smith (she/her/we) is a choreographer/performance maker and the artistic director of Deep Waters Dance Theater.  On Tuesday September 14th as part of the CounterPulse Festival 2021, we will be hosting Embodied Divination, a movement-based workshop where participants are invited to “contemplate their body as oracle, as compass, and a site for social repair”. Limited […]

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  • On Permission

    At the CounterPulse Festival this September, The Performance Primers will be hosting a virtual panel discussion and mixer titled “Queeratorial Collectives Do It Themselves“. This conversation will explore how working on a grassroots level outside conventional venues and capitalist values opens up new possibilities and invites deeper engagement among audiences and artists. Ahead of this […]

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  • Welcome back to CounterPulse!

    With the CounterPulse Festival 2021 just one week away, we are so excited to be opening our doors to the public once again! CounterPulse exists, above all, to make space for people to gather and to be united in collective experiences. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us to change and shift the ways we bring people […]

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  • Reverse Chariot I

    While at CounterPulse I first felt out the space and listened to mentor Joanna Haigood and used the first moments to get into my body and meditate on how I wanted to utilize it as a tool to begin telling these stories which I am still learning but that also live within me. I did […]

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