May Day: CounterPULSE’s 3rd Anniversary

May Day: CounterPULSE’s 3rd Anniversary

Sun, April 27, 8pmMany of the Bay Area’s most exciting performing artists gather to celebrate CounterPULSE’s third birthday. Featuring Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Scott Wells & Dancers, AXIS Dance Company, Robert Moses’ Kin, Shinichi Iova-Koga, Joe Goode Performance Group, Jess Curtis/Gravity, and Joanna Haigood/ Zaccho Dance Theatre; plus food, beverages, and a silent auction to benefit CounterPULSE.

Joe Goode Performance Group

AXIS Dance Company

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May Day: CounterPULSE’s Third Anniversary
Flavorpill, Tanya Feldman, April 27th, 2008


In appreciation of three years of CounterPULSE’s nurturing and indispensible presence in the Bay Area’s performing-arts world, dancers from a variety of companies have filled the roster for this anniversary event. Among the artists performing are Butoh dancer Shinichi Iova-Koga of Inkboat, as well as members of the Joe Goode Performance Group, whose narrative dances are always accompanied by equally innovative local musicians (Carla Kihlsted and Beth Custer have both scored their work in the past). A silent auction is also taking place, with proceeds going to the maintenance and development of CounterPULSE.

Spring Dance
SF Weekly, Nirmala Nataraj, April 27th, 2008


May Day: CounterPULSE’s 3rd Anniversary Show is the perfect time to be reminded of all the good stuff the cutting-edge arts space with a distinctly DIY streak has produced. There won’t be any bizarre fertility rituals, but kind of like May Day itself (a mishmash of ancient customs harmonized by raucous merrymaking), the celebration augurs lots of pure spectacle, bringing together eight of the most innovative movement and performance artists to have graced the venue in the past three years.

One Comment

  • jez

    WOW! That was such a beautiful show — I am a huge fan of all of the artists on the bill, and think this was such a great night to celebrate CounterPULSE, and the brilliant power of performing arts.

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