In an unfeeling world, to feel something, indeed to craft something is an act of redemption.
Joe Goode Performance Group
I want to liberate the dancer from his/her silence and create a total theater that is rigorously crafted but intimately personal.
The body is a political territory, every gesture, every posture is a statement of who this person is in this moment of action or this very public moment of being seen.
I want dancing to be about more than just how beautiful and flexible the body is. I want it to serve a more complex vision of our humanity, that we are flailing and absurd and in the process of decay.
our species drawing lines
individualized, recontextualized, intertwined
to find solace, you ask us to soften
transparent and expressive
we find our mouths open, tongues tied
freedom of guilt spitting out their gaze
not softening, but fluorescent boundaries
finding futures there, in dreams
a place we have yet to know
at the point of departure
we traverse the water in search of ourselves
friction between spaces
body based bumping in the dark
we have never known ourselves without you.
Work by: jose e abad, Malia Byrne, & Gabriel Christian
This project is Co-Produced with the Joe Goode Annex.
photo credit to: Aaron Salinas // @peeka.true