We welcome Bay Area performance makers (a diversity of voices, bodies, and practices) to The Feedback. The Feedback is an opportunity for 5 choreographers to share & develop a short work of existing choreography, supported by feedback from the Joe Goode Performance Group and the Feedback cohort.
The program is designed to offer in-process response from multiple perspectives; including that of Joe Goode, company members of JGPG, and the participants in the program. JGPG supports creative growth and innovation and is committed to promoting conversations about performance and dance-making. Joe Goode Performance Group is dedicated to creating opportunity, space, and resources for a cohort of 5 performing artists invested in their choreographic process.
The 2020 Feedback Program & Showing: currently on hold due to COVID-19
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Gabriel Christian, Karla Quintero, Katie Wong, Molly Rose-Williams, Nathaniel Moore
Artist pictured: randy reyes (2019) – photo by Hillary Goidell
INVITED FEEDBACK ARTISTS RECEIVE:
- $250 Honorarium
- 10 free rehearsal hours at the Joe Goode Annex
- Additional $0/hr rate for week-of Short List rentals, between Jan 16 and April 25
- 2 comp tickets to final Feedback show
- In-person feedback from Joe Goode, company members and other Feedback participants on Feb 9th – Feedback Process Day (includes a Movement for Humans session taught by Joe)
- Connection with JGPG company, staff, and the cohort of Feedback artists
- Artist information (bio, photos, links) on website and JGPG social channels
- A video interview trailer with each artist—in addition to documentation, photography and media collateral of the artist’s work and process
- Professional development & exposure to JGPG programs
- Free access to all JGPG Movement for Humans classes January-April 2020
- A 20% discount on JGPG workshops in 2020 (Excavate – July, Start Simple – December)
- Invitation to be a guest at GUSH: The Joe Goode Annex Festival (May 15-31, 2020)
- Opportunity to share work in a daylong feedback-style session during GUSH
Questions about the program?
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Learn about the 2020 Feedback Artists
Gabriel Christian (they/them) is an American artist bred in New York City (Wappinger Lenape land) and baking in Oakland (Chochenyo Ohlone land). For more than ten years, their work has metabolized the vernaculars within BlaQ diaspora—futurity, afrovivalism, faggotry—through high dramatics, structured improvisation, poetics, and collaborative practices; moreover, they feel the bio to be in the unfortunate lineage of value models like chattel slavery.
Karla Quintero is dancer and dance-maker originally from New York City, currently living in Oakland. Most recently she has performed in works by Gerald Casel, Aura Fischbeck, Catherine Galasso (NYC), and Hope Mohr, including dancing in the Opera “Das Wunder der Heliane,” which debuted this summer at Bard’s SummerScape Festival. In 2017, she received an Isadora Duncan Award for her performance in Jo Kreiter’s “Grace and Delia are Gone.” Locally, Karla’s choreography has received support from the City of Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program, the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the Clorox Foundation, and from artistic residencies at the Garage (SF), Shawl Anderson Dance Center (Oakland) & the Temescal Arts Center (Oakland). She holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase’s Conservatory of Dance and a BA in Urban Studies from Barnard College. | karlajohannaquintero.tumblr.com
Katerina (Katie) Wong is a Co-Artistic Director of RAWdance. Since graduating from Princeton University and moving west, she’s had the pleasure of performing with RAWdance, Printz Dance Project, Concept o4, Bellwether Dance Project, and the SF Symphony, among others. Katie’s work has been commissioned by PUSH Dance Company, FACT/SF, Cutting Ball Theater, California Academy of Sciences, and ACLU of Northern California. In 2017, she was the first dance artist to tour nationally with Pop-Up Magazine, which culminated in a performance at Lincoln Center. Her choreography has been presented locally at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Z Space, ODC Theater, CounterPulse, Fort Mason, Piano Fight, Yerba Buena Gardens, and more. She is currently participating in Dance/USA’s Institute for Leadership Training program and Women of Color in the Arts’ (WOCA) Leadership through Mentorship program. katerinawong.com / rawdance.org
Molly Rose-Williams is a mover, dance-maker, educator, writer, and community arts organizer. She has presented her work throughout the Bay Area, Vermont, and Maine, and internationally in Mexico and Belgium. She is the co-founder and producer of Show & Tell, a quarterly multi-disciplinary performance salon, and regularly facilitates “Creation Labs”, an on-going project for community research of the creative process. She teaches acrobatics, cooking, and science, and also writes about dance. See more at www.mollyrosewilliams.com
Nathaniel is a performance artist grounded in movement and in meetings. Their work always in in relation to their identity , white cis male, and all the identities entities forces which go into the creation of their identity. In between, in the meeting point, is a dance, potential, challenge, or embrace, or a word mouthed, taken into the gut, a light, and.
Learn about the 2019 Feedback Artists
Originally from New York, New York, Brianna began her dance training at LaGuardia Performing Arts High School. Upon graduation, she moved to San Francisco to study at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. While there, she studied under Summer Lee Rhatigan. She has performed works by Tristan Ching, Alex Ketley, Doug Letheren, Alessio Silverstrin,Tom Weinberger,Carly Lave, Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, Noa Zuk, Alex Ketley, and Bobbi Jene Smith. Most recently she has performed at ODC Theater with Maurya Kerr, Yerba Buena Center of the Arts with Kristin Damrow and Brannigan Dance Works at the Joe Goode Annex. This is one of her first projects working with herself. She is curious about texture, color, dynamic and the space behind one’s eyes.
Jesselito Bie moved to the Bay Area in 1992 to dance with the High-Risk Group and has since performed with many local companies such as Scott Wells, Stephen Pelton, Cid Perlman/Nesting Dolls, Kulintang Arts, Erika Shuch Performance Project, Jerome Bel, Krista DeNio/ETS, Joe Landini and Kim Epifano/Epiphany Productions. In 1994, Jesselito assumed leadership of STEAMROLLER Dance Company. He has also received awards for his choreography from the SF Bay Guardian, the 360 Award from CSUEB for all around Outstanding and Outrageous Queer Dance Work. He was also a participant in ODC Theater’s Sandbox residency program. He is currently a lead artist at SAFEhouse Arts and co-directs AIRspace, a QTPOC artist residency program. More recently, he was selected to participate in the CHIME program with Margaret Jenkins.
Molly Matutat is a dance artist native to San Francisco. She received training from San Francisco Ballet School, City Ballet School, and California State University, Long Beach where she earned a BFA in Dance and discovered her passion for choreography. Since then she has been part of Boston Ballet’s Choreographic Intensive, Mark Foehringer’s Young Choreographers Forum, and ODC’s Pilot Program 70 receiving mentorship from choreographers Helen Pickett, Thaddeus Davis, Mark Foehringer, and Lizz Roman along the way. She has had the privilege of presenting work at California State University, Long Beach, Joe Goode Annex, and ODC Dance Commons.
randy reyes is a queer-AfroLatinx-brujx from NJ y Guatemala. They currently reside in Oakland after oscillating between here, LA, and NYC. randy is interested in excavating task-meditations, Chinese Energetics, the presence of absence, grief werq, and getting messy through the creation of contemporary rituals within quotidian and natural landscapes.
Most recently in the Bay, randy was a YBCA Creative Dissent Fellow and premiered Lxs Desaparecidxs through the Performing Diaspora residency at CounterPulse.
This past summer and fall, randy was awarded a Center for Cultural Innovation Professional Development grant to travel to Greece to participate in the Ricean School of Dance and attended the Choreography Across Disciplines program at the BANFF Centre for Arts & Creativity on a full scholarship.
Currently, randy is a 2019 SAFEhouse for the Arts AIRSPACE Fellow, an Emerging Arts Professional cohort member, a CHIME mentee with mentor Margaret Jenkins, and was selected as a recipient of the danceWEB scholarship through the framework of ImpulsTanz in Vienna, Austria.
Choreographically, randy has questions about autonomy, collective consciousness, radical ecologies, shifting the eco-socio-political paradigm, and conjuring queer ancestry/lineage.
Sydney is a San Francisco based performer, collaborator, and dance artist. After completing her BA degrees in dance and graphic design at Loyola Marymount University, she moved to the Bay Area to continue her dance research under Summer Lee Rhatigan at the SF Conservatory of Dance (SFCD). She’s performed with artists including Risa Jaroslow & Dancers, Eric Garcia, Courtney Mazeika, Erica Sobol, Fullstop Dance, Chlo & Co Dance, and RAWdance, and is currently in process with Liss Fain Dance. Her choreographic work has most recently been presented in RAWdance’s Concept Series as well as multiple showings hosted by SFCD.
Learn about the 2018 Feedback Artists: