CounterPULSE April schedule

by on April 7, 2006

Musical Healing Dance and Ritual with Brook and Reverent Offering Sat. April 8, 8 pm $10-20 This participatory performance blends songs, chants, deep improvisational exploration, and ritual to create a new form: part performance, part devotional dance, part healing ritual. Come prepared to dance, to sing, to make musical and movement prayers, to make a Reverent Offering. Benefit for Code Pink Women for Peace. Res/Info: (510) 315-1104

April 12, 8 p.m. Spring Talk Black Exodus/Black Eviction The infamous redevelopment process of the 1960s did much to diminish a vibrant African-American community in the old Fillmore. The black population of San Francisco has been falling steadily since 1970. Is today’s Bayview- Hunters’ Point neighborhood facing another round of racist relocation? Community activists and historians will discuss the past to inform the present and change the future! Speakers: Kevin Epps (featuring excerpts from Straight Outta Hunters’ Point), Alicia Schwartz (POWER) and Willie Ratcliff (publisher, San Francisco Bay View newspaper)

STREAM/fest MAP: Media-Assisted Performance Fri. April 14, 8 pm, $10-15 CounterPULSE presents a unique evening of site-specific dance videos, performance installation, and experimental multi-media performance by some of the Bay Area’s most innovative creators. Res/Info: or (415) 435-7552 EPF: Emerging Performance Festival Sat. April 15, 8 pm $10-15 CounterPULSE brings together choreographers, musicians, spoken word and performance artists for this mixed genre showcase of exciting, experimental, emerging performers. Res/Info: or (415) 435-7552

Dance Down the Lock Down: an evening of music, dance and words celebrating a world beyond prisons Fri. April 21, pre-show 6:30, show 8pm, $15-25 buildingbloc arts collective with the prison activist resource center (PARC) and Critical Resistance (CR) present a community gathering of Bay Area performers as a benefit for PARC and CR. This second annual extravaganza includes talented artists: Richelle, Beatriz Restrepo, Loco Bloco Carneval Bateria, Isak Imanuel, Nejla Baguio, Shawna Virago,Graciela Osuna, and the brass liberation orchestra. Also speakers and videos about the growing movement to abolish the prison industrialcomplex. Res/Info: (415) 217-9885

WCCIF Show/Open House for Nat’l Dance Week Sat. April 22, 8 pm Free West Coast Contact Improv Festival presents performances from 2006 teachers and guests. Learn more about Contact Improv with a mini-lesson from one of our Festival Teachers. Pre-register during our event for WCCIF 2006 (June 29-July 4) and save $40! Food and CI Jam reception immediately follows the show. Res/info: (415) 789-7677 or

The Joy of Devotional Chanting –A Daylong Singing Intensive Sat, April 22, 10-5pm, $135/125 Journey through the transformative power of sound with Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT. Share sacred chants from contemplative, shamanic, and ecstatic traditions: Indian ragas, Bhakti chants, Tibetan and Sufi songs and indigenous incantations from Africa, Brazil, and the Amazon. Correct method for breath, voice and leading chants will be taught. Pre-register by April 14th. Info/Reg: CIIS Public Programs (415) 575-6175 or

Dancers’ Group presents the Living Room Series Sun. April 23, 2 pm and 3:30 pm FREE Please join Dancers’ Group during Bay Area National Dance Week for this series featuring choreographers and dance companies from our Fiscal Sponsorship Program. Res/Info: (415) 920-9181.

April 26, 8 p.m. Spring Talk Cleaning Up After the Military: Reclaiming Bay Area Military Bases Featuring speakers addressing restoration and remaking the Presidio, community activists fighting over the future of Hunters’ Point, and restoration and permaculture activists from the Alameda Naval Air Station. Speakers: Doug Kern (Presidio), Kat Steele (Urban Permaculture Guild, Alameda), Arthur Feinstein (Alameda), and others TBA.

“/” Fri./Sat. April 28–29, 8 pm free Intermedia collective DOUBLE VISION (Pauline Jennings/Sean Clute) and choreographer Amy Lewis split an evening of innovative dance, video, and sound. As part of Bay Area National Dance Week 2006, the performance will showcase works inspired by disembodies heads, mapping of social and mathematic structures, and survival strategies of Pier 39’s waltzing sea lions. Res/Info: (510) 535-2504 or

Workshop & Performance for Dancers over 40 Sat. April 29, 1-5 pm Free ..And Still Dancing, the celebrated company of modern dancers aged 40-66 invites dancers of all ages, sizes and abilities to learn our signature piece, “Why,” at 1 PM, and then perform it at 4 PM. Come early- last year’s event was a capacity crowd! Info: (408) 248-1670

CounterPULSE First Anniversary May Day Celebration Sun. April 30, Doors 7pm, show 8 pm, dancing 10 pm $10-20 CounterPULSE is 1 year old—May Day is approaching and it’s time to celebrate! An evening of song, spoken word, dance and performance, followed by DJ’s spinning. Come be a part of the evolutionary, experimental, exhilarating community that is CounterPULSE, and celebrate the radical people’s holiday of May Day. Volunteers needed! Call (415) 642-9099 Res/Info: or (415) 435-7552

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