The Feedback is an opportunity for choreographers to share a short work of existing choreography for feedback from the Joe Goode Performance Group. Joe Goode Performance Group supports innovation and is committed to promoting conversations about dance and dance-making, both within the community of makers and in dance audiences at large.
The Feedback is our response to the isolation that often accompanies the choreographic process. The program is designed to offer in-process response from multiple perspectives; including that of Joe Goode, company members of the Joe Goode Performance Group, and the participants in the program.
In the final culmination of the program, the audience at The Feedback Showing is invited to write responses immediately following their viewing of each work.The goal of this program is to offer tools and opportunities that release dance from its reflexive constraints, traditional models, structures and expectations while encouraging experimentation that places value on the gritty complications and contradictory splendor inherent in the human experience.
We received a record number of applications this year. All applicants will receive written feedback on their submissions.
Five choreographers will be invited to participate in The Feedback program.These final artists will be announced on February 15th stay tuned.
Invited choreographers will receive:
As a dance theater company we are uniquely interested in work that emerges at the intersection of sound and movement and that dissolves the distinction between these two forms.
We are looking for artists who bring focused and considered questions to their creative process. What specific question is in your attention for this opportunity to be in process with this choreography?
We are looking for investigations that experiment with the tools of choreography in inventive ways, looking beyond the formulaic and the first solution.
Consider the following quotes from Joe Goode’s Essay “Why Make Dances”:
But why would we choose to MAKE a dance? To construct or author something that exists as a formal entity and can be shared with the public? The answer I have come up with is simple. Don’t make a dance you don’t need to make. Don’t make one that doesn’t teach you something or propel you towards some greater understanding of your world.
I am always drawn to performances that seem to come from a deep and personal place. When the artist has investigated something and, more importantly, delved into something that was prickly or costly in some way, I am more likely to be sympathetic. In other words, if they have felt something in the process of making the work, I can usually sense it. And I think most viewers/participants can do this- they can feel when something has been risked, when something has been uncovered. It is an incredible animal power that we seem to have- we can recognize when the author/maker has gone through something authentic in the making of the material, when it is important to him or her.
I am hugely thankful to have had the opportunity and resources to create a new work. To receive Joe’s attention (and company member’s) was very valuable too. I think it is very supportive of the JGPG to provide such an opportunity to the community. – 2017 Feedback Artist
It was extremely satisfying that you all did such a great job around our works, which we could not have done. Thank you so much for making this possible in a very professional quality. – 2017 Feedback Artist
Going home with a packet of written comments was vary satisfying! I’m also glad we were able to pick our own question and for each artist’s questions to be different. – 2017 Feedback Artist
I loved the experience as a whole was well put together and it was one of the best experiences… – 2017 Feedback Artist
I was planning to premiere a solo work at the JG annex, and I just felt so interested in being in the space and with the space and the people of the space as much as possible. Also, I’ve lived in SF for a while and have never had the pleasure since my move here to have much face time with Joe, so I was really excited about that. – 2016 Feedback Artist
Lindsey Renee Derry