CounterPulse Residency Programs:

Incubate artists, change the world.

Edge is an incubation residency and commissioning program for contemporary choreographers whose work is deeply curious about the intersection of art practice and social change. Through work-in-progressing showings, discourse events, and culminating live performances, this program is a platform for investigating relevancy and creating new knowledge. By eliminating boundaries between disciplines, between artists and audience, and between communities, Edge produces innovative performance works with transformational potential.

CounterPulse offers a rotation of supported artist residencies each year spanning different ways of making. Each residency concludes with a fully produced work on stage at CounterPulse.

Interested in participating in one of our residencies? Check out current Open Calls >>

Cover Photo: Liz Tenuto/Dance and a Half’s This Year Will be Different: A Self-Help Musical, Photo by Robbie Sweeny

CounterPulse’s ARC Edge residency program is made possible with support from the Ken Hempel Fund for the Arts, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the California Arts Council,  the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Archived Events

Edge Residency 2022

Audrey Johnson & Nkeiruka Oruche
Thursday - Saturday June 2-4 & 9-11, 2022 at 8PM PT

WITH and These Teeth

Rachael Dichter & Dia Dear and Ishan ایشان (Armineh Astanbous & Rachael Sharkland)
Sun, Oct 4, 3pm and 5pm at Golden Gate Park

(de)classified & Still Life No. 8

Five Feet Dance and Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations
Thu-Sat, Apr 5-7 & 12-14, 8pm

Edge Residency 2017

Arletta Anderson & Adam Smith and Scarlett Cushion
APR 20-22, 27-29, 2017, THU-SAT 8PM

Edge Residency: 2016 New Works

Zoë Klein & Stephanie Bastos
AUG 11-13, 18-20 // THU-SAT 8PM

Russian Play

Affinity Project
NOV 20-22, 2015 FRI-SAT 8PM, SUN 7PM

This Year Is Different: A Self-Help Musical

Liz Tenuto/Dance and a Half
NOV 13-15, 2015, FRI-SUN

Jump Ship Mid Way

Kegan Marling & Mica Sigourney
OCT 10-19, 2014, THU-SAT at 8PM, SUN at 7PM

Homo File

Seth Eisen
May 30-June 15th FRI-SAT 8pm, SUN at 7PM

Of Limb and Language & Twindependent

Miriam Wolodarski & richien (Rowena Richie & Jennifer Chien)
MAR 21-30, 2013, THU-SAT at 8PM


Monique Jenkinson
NOV 29 - DEC 9, 2012, THU-SUN @ 8PM

Homo File & Fuck My Life (FML)

Seth Eisen & Xandra Ibarra
SEP 20-30 & SEP 20-30, 2012, THU-SUN at 8PM

indifference & MASTERWORK

Mica Sigourney & Lisa Townsed
MAR 22-25, 2012 THU-SUN at 8PM

CounterPULSE Artists in Residence FACT/SF & Lenora Lee Dance

FACT/SF & Lenora Lee Dance
SEP 8-11, 2011, THU-SUN at 8PM