Joe Goode Performance Group
PIVOT: New Adventures in the Performing Arts
Saturday, January 27, 2018 | 8:30pm
A.C.T.’s Strand TheaterVenue Information
Still Standing (a work in progress)
Choreography: Joe Goode
Music: Ben Juodvalkis, Shawna Virago, Lila Blue and Tassiana Willis
Selected excerpts from Hush
The program will be 60-75 minutes long, without intermission, followed by a Q & A with the artists.
PIVOT is supported by The Wallace Foundation
About This Performance
Visionary Bay Area choreographer and director Joe Goode and dancers will provide a glimpse of a new work in progress, based on the idea of storytelling through song.
In 1979, Joe Goode began synthesizing a genre of dance-theater that combined text, gestures, and humor with his own deeply physical, high velocity dancing. In 1986, Joe Goode Performance Group incorporated as a non-profit organization with the mission of providing a support structure for the artistic work of Joe Goode. Over the past 30 years the company has performed annually in the San Francisco Bay Area and has toured extensively throughout the U.S. JGPG has appeared in Canada, Europe, South America, the Middle East, and Africa.
The company is committed to opening audiences’ minds to the limitless potential of where and how performance can be experienced. In the 2007 performance installation Humansville at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the audience walked through an environment of video, dance and music. Wonderboy was a collaboration in 2008 with world-renowned puppeteer Basil Twist, in which Goode integrated yet another art form into his innovative cross-disciplinary work. Goode’s 2009 site-specific installation at the Old San Francisco Mint, Traveling Light, was a critical and audience success, played to near capacity audiences, and was remounted for four weeks in 2010.
Goode’s latest venture into performance installation was Poetics of Space, premiering in 2015 at the company’s own studio space, the Joe Goode Annex. The work pushed the boundaries of how to create theater that offers limitless potential for providing each audience member with a unique, “human scale” experience.
In 2011, Joe Goode Performance Group moved into a permanent home at Project Artaud in San Francisco’s Mission District. The Joe Goode Annex serves as the rehearsal space for the company, as well as a performance space for the company’s own smaller scale works. It is also a community resource available to rent for classes, performances, and special events.