CounterPULSE Calendar

by on February 17, 2006

Dessert First: dancing and eating the way we want…
Fri.–Sat. Feb 17-18, 8 pm, Sun. Feb. 19 7 p.m. $20/door, $15/adv.

Coming up at CounterPULSE Feb. 17-25

Dessert First: dancing and eating the way we want…
Fri.–Sun. Feb 17-19, 8 pm $20/door, $15/adv.

An innovative fusion of gourmet food and exhilarating dance that explores our complex relationships with food and with ourselves. Melissa Hudson and her new company, HudsonDance, have created a theatrical feast designed to engage all the senses, with new choreography by Hudson and guests Bibliodance, as well as a corresponding taster menu of tantalizing hors d’oeuvres from the critically acclaimed Ghetto Gourmet. Reservations strongly encouraged – don’t miss it! Res/Info: or (415) 626-2060

Jess Curtis/Gravity
Tues.–Sat. Feb. 16-20, 1-5 pm $250

For people with advanced skills in Contact Improv, exploring skills as both compositional tool and performance form. We will address issues of presence, connection with a partner, dynamics, virtuosity, utilizing scores and musical accompaniment; develop movement as both virtuosic, performative action and as meaningful theatrical image. Touch, manipulation, counterbalance, force, resistance, and surrender. Student performance on Mon., Feb. 20th. Pre-registration and approval required: (415) 435-7549 or

Jess Curtis/Gravity presents Imaginary Dances
Mon. Feb. 20, 8 pm $5-7

An evening of spontaneously composed performance exploring the viability of Contact Improvisation as a performance form. This event is the culmination of a weeklong laboratory with dance professionals taught by Jess Curtis and will include a post performance discussion. Res/Info: (415) 435-7549 or

Spring Talks: What Is Nature?
February 22 , 8 pm, free

Nature in the City’s Peter Brastow and Ruth Gravanis will present a comprehensive overview of San Francisco’s natural environment, discussing the less-than-obvious meanings of the concept of “nature.”

Fri/Sat Feb. 24 & 25, 8 pm $10-15

A collage of new works from four fresh choreographers. Join Amy Lewis, Isabelle Sjahsam, Mica Miro, and Rebecca Gilbert for an exciting evening of dance with classical, theatrical, and pop influences. Res/Info (510) 593-4447

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