The CounterPulse Festival 2021

September 9-18, 2021
A WEEK-LONG AWAKENING OF ARTISTIC WORKS ACROSS THE BAY AREA
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

11am-12pm: Co-Creation Containers Panel with ZERO1, Thoughtworks, and CounterPulse

Location: Virtual

 

5pm-6:30pm: ArtSpan Artist Reception

Location: CounterPulse Gallery 

 

5pm-9pm: Split by FACT/SF

Location: CounterPulse Project Space

 

7pm-8:30pm: Upon a Phrase: A Matchbook Performance  with Hannah Meleokaiao Ayasse and Casey Gardner

Location: San Francisco Center for the Book

 

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

12pm-1:30pm: Queeratorial Collectives Do It Themselves a conversation curated by Performance Primers

Location: Virtual

 

5pm-9pm: Split by FACT/SF

Location: CounterPulse Project Space

 

6pm-7:30pm: Embodied Poetics with Justin Ebrahemi & Justine Fernandez

Location: CounterPulse Main Stage

 

8pm-9pm: The ABJD Series: Prologue 1009, Heaven 58 followed by screening of Un Chant d’amour by Faluda Islam / Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Location: CounterPulse Main Stage

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

2pm-3pm: Radius Instigated by Julie Phelps & Marc Kate

Location: McEvoy Foundation for the Arts

 

3pm-7pm: Split by FACT/SF

Location: CounterPulse Project Space

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

12pm-2pm: Tenderloin Arts Lending Library

Location: CounterPulse Lobby

 

2pm-5pm: beautiful crystals imply slow growth workshop with Meg Foley

Location: Virtual (Live-streamed from CounterPulse’s Upstairs Studio)

 

2pm-4pm: Embodied Divination workshop with Amara Tabor Smith

Location: CounterPulse Main Stage

5pm-7pm: Contemporary Experiment Workshop with Leslie Parker

Location: CounterPulse Main Stage

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

12pm-1pm: Thoughtworks Arts Improvising the Net(Work) Kick-off Talk

Location: Zoom

 

5PM: Saint Leroi by tinypistol

Location: CounterPulse Main Stage

 

6pm-7pm: The ABJD Series: Heaven 58 & Prologue 1009 آغاز ۱۰۰۹ by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto / Faluda Islam

Location: CounterPulse Main Stage

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

5pm-9pm: Split by FACT/SF

Location: CounterPulse Project Space

 

6pm-8pm: From Roots to Action workshop with Krista DeNio and NETWORK project collaborators

UPDATE: Krista DeNio’s From Roots to Action workshop has been cancelled.

Stay tuned for future workshop opportunities and the NETWORK work in progress showing on Saturday, November 6

 

6:30pm-8pm: un•rest by CurbAlert

Location: Estuary Park in Oakland

 

6-10pm: CounterPulse at SkyBridge

Location: Skybridge on Stevenson Alley

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

2pm-4pm: Queeratorial Collectives Do It Themselves a mixer by Performance Primers

Location: Township Commons in Oakland

 

5pm-9pm: Split by FACT/SF

Location: CounterPulse Project Space

 

5pm: Saint Leroi by tinypistol

Location: Twitch


6:30-8pm: un•rest by CurbAlert

Location: Estuary Park in Oakland

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

3pm-7pm: Split by FACT/SF

Location: CounterPulse Project Space

 

3pm-5pm: (Re)Weaving with Two-Spirits film screening with Dr Jennifer Lisa Vest 

Location: Virtual

 

5pm-8pm: Radius and NETWORK at the Djerassi Program:

UPDATE: The joint event for Radius and NETWORK at Djerassi Resident Artist Program on Sept 18th, 2021 has been cancelled.

If you already purchased a ticket to attend, you will be fully refunded.

The NETWORK portion of the event will be rescheduled to Saturday, November 6th. At this time, Radius has not been rescheduled.

Stay tuned for more information. 

 

Join CounterPulse as we dismantle and build new architectures of affects towards new social paradigms imbued with reflection, embodiment and touch. 

Reopen your mind with new events by FACT/SF, tinypistol, curbAlert, Krista DeNio >> Moving Ground, Faluda Islam / Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Meg Foley, Marc Kate & Julie Phelps, Performance Primers, Skybridge, ArtSpan and more.

In the third iteration of the CounterPulse Festival, we lean into the plasticity of the times, bending, breaking, and being together. We ask what is performance, how do we want to connect, and how can artistic process mend towards a collective future of care. Our productions are only as radical as the visionaries behind the work; and this year, we bring CounterPulse back to our stage, into the streets, and beyond.

CounterPulse is taking you all across the Bay Area — to the hilltop above Monterey Bay at Djerassi Artist Residency Program, the urban oasis of  the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts grounds, the lush meadows of Oakland’s Estuary Park, the book exhibition at the SF Center for the Book, the vibrant community arts alleyway at Skybridge — while also welcoming you back to CounterPulse’s facility in the Tenderloin and online at a screen near you.

Re-enter CounterPulse in forms you never thought possible. Join us for dance parties, film screenings, experimental performance, workshops, and so much more. 

This is a time to connect, reflect, and explore how we want to rebuild, taking no assumption from the past and assuming no limits on our future.

 

COUNTERPULSE IS COMMITTED TO MAKING OUR EVENTS ACCESSIBLE TO ALL!

Read our Accessibility Commitment

Read our COVID19 Protocols

PLEASE EMAIL INFO@COUNTERPULSE.ORG WITH ANY ACCESS NEEDS. THANK YOU!

Details

Start:
August 1
End:
September 18
Cost:
Free - $40