This week long intensive with Joe Goode and Company Members is designed to nourish the creative impulse and to honor our life as an inspired source. What is often missing in our art making (and our lives) is the personal investment, the simple enjoyment of being present in our work. This is a workshop for people who want to discover the pleasure and power of embodied action and how to bring the “felt” experience into their art making. Especially relevant for actors, musicians, writers, storytellers, and other humans who rely on creative communication.
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“What I didn’t expect was the depth of the work–spiritually, personally, creatively–and I dearly appreciated and valued that. I also did not necessarily expect the phenomenal pedagogical examples from the teachers that reaffirmed for me how the performing arts, when taught with a depth of compassion and respect, can transform our lives.” -2012 Summer Workshop Participant
“The fact that we got a lot of “face time” with Joe was great!” -2012 Summer Workshop Participant
This week long intensive with Joe Goode and company members is designed to guide the pre-professional and professional dancer in developing a performance practice rooted in deep feeling and awareness. What is often missing in our art making (and our lives) is the personal inquiry, the pleasure of being fully invested in our work. This is a workshop for people who want to discover the lush territory of embodied action and how to bring the “felt experience” into art making.
The week will include:
“Other summer workshops teach just repertory…I like that this workshop taught the composition skills used by the company. It means that the workshop is more than just a week of intensive training–it gives me skills to take away and use in my own practice as a dancer and choreographer and performance maker.”
-2012 Summer Workshop Participant
Where is the Joe Goode Annex?
401 Alabama St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
How do I get to the Annex?
You can find driving and public transportation directions here.
What should I wear and bring to the workshop?
Please wear comfortable dance clothing and bring extra warm layers. You will want to bring a water bottle and snacks for shorter breaks. We also ask that you bring a journal for writing exercises and note taking.
Does JGPG provide housing for out-of-town participants?
JGPG does not provide housing at this time. However, past workshop participants have had success renting a room in the neighborhood through www.airbnb.com.
How much dance experience is needed for the workshop?
Finding the Bones is designed for movers and performers of all levels. Dance and vocal experience is not needed, only a strong interest in movement, voice, and performance. Actors, dancers, writers, directors, singers, and performance artists are strongly encouraged to attend. Plush is designed for pre-professional and professional movers.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the JGPG office at 415-561-6565 for additional questions.