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.
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. I kind of wished, though, that a little more community was created amongst the artists (such as knowing more about their background/artistic aesthetic, contextualize their work, get an idea of the future ambitions of their work, and possibly know what they plan to work on for the next [final] showing). If we all had a better idea of the life of the work then I think this could have been a good networking opportunity, or introductory “planning/brainstorming session” to figure out where else this work could go (suggesting festivals, inspirational artists to look into, contact other organization, etc.) I also think the promotional video was nice, but could possibly have been planned for better, such as record interviews with the artist during the work-in-progress showings. I also wished we could have seen each other’s works prior to “show day,” I guess for a 2nd work-in-progress followup (perhaps more on the “this is what you will be showing the final day” kind of expectation.”Since I felt so little was shown during the first work-in-progress, I think it would have been more beneficial to see more “completed works.” – 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 I had. I would have loved to see the original video sent with the application, so I could see how the piece truly morphed, but I understood why we didn’t. Overall it was a smooth, wonderful experience on all aspects. – 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. It just felt like a good fit for the project I was working on and the moment in time. – 2016 Feedback Artist