Celebrating 30 years of inspiring movement about the human experience
December 1-3, 2016
Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco
The Resilience Project is a unique dance/theater piece examining human trauma and the ability to be resilient. Through interviews with combat veterans and their family members from around the country, Joe and the company members devised a work that combines text from the interviews, original songs, and movement into a moving performance. The work aims to give voice to the feelings, insights, and pain of these brave individuals.
“Goode’s choreography makes the feelings of the veterans palpable.” – CriticalDance
“It would seem, in the face of trauma, that no body is an island. The dancers are heroic and lovely with their stretched limbs, precisely honed technical abilities, and steady, clear voices as they recount the veterans’ stories…Finding resilience in the face of overwhelming hardship is a heroic act…Goode believes this resilience is crucial to survival…”- ThINKingDANCE
“It unspooled with a light touch and zero melodrama, shedding light on intimate experiences with occasional glints of wit.” – Sarah Kaufman, The Washington Post
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 interview a specific group of participants, using 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.
June 23-25, 2017
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
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Nobody Lives Here Now is a poetic fable that explores the nature of disappearance as part of the fragile human condition. The piece tells the story of a fantastical world where the things that anchor us – home, culture, people – rapidly shift and erode, and the characters find themselves faced with sudden transformation. What happens when things vanish in an instant, when our vitality, place, and identity disappear? Laced with JGPG’s signature humor and song, the work is highlighted by a fervent classical music score.
“Unlike the great and powerful wizard, however, the unassuming Goode is no charlatan, but rather a beguiling spinner of tales of the human condition.” – San Francisco Chronicle