Iconic San Francisco-based dance/theater master Joe Goode and his company members present Hush, in collaboration with Foley artist Sudhu Tewari. Hush is Goode’s first large-scale exploration using sound effects within his unique methodology of “felt movement.”
What do we experience and feel that we cannot voice to the world?
The sounds of Tewari contrast with the movements and speech of the performers to tell the story of six interlocking characters troubled by their hushed secrets. All find themselves hushed by the external authority of a society’s expectations of appropriate behavior. The text from Hush was developed from the real stories of people interviewed by Joe Goode and the company.
(Photo credit: RJ Muna)
The Resilience project is derived from JGPG’s Human Kind performance series, an experimental performance series centered around the ways in which we are fallible and imperfect, using real stories from the community to drive the process of creation. The Human Kind process was then adapted into a residency format where Joe and the company interviews a specific group of participants and uses their individual responses and stories about resiliency to develop the text for a staged work that collides words and movement, gesture, and song into a visceral experience of the participants profoundly moving stories.
(Photo credit: Jessica Swanson)