the Joe Goode Annex Festival
May 26-31, 2020
Joe Goode Performance Group’s first-ever festival at the Annex is now adapting its goal for artistic dialogue & proximity — into a scaled-back, virtual platform — to occur during its originally scheduled time. GUSH aims to honor and uplift the ongoing work of dance-making (and now, during a pandemic), in its messiness, resilience, and persistence.
Access virtual streaming of: classes, interactive short works for feedback, and talks with artists. GUSH features Joe Goode Performance Group, GERALDCASELDANCE, and NAKA Dance Theater — as they experiment with shared creative prompts and explore what their virtual artistic practices look like.
“All the artists in this festival exude a depth of passion and commitment to an idea — in whatever mode of performance they take on. As we prepare to present work that is wholly and unapologetically itself, we have a lot to gush over.” —Joe Goode
Close together. Process-curious. Plentiful.
SCHEDULE OF VIRTUAL EVENTS
Tuesday, May 26, 10-11am: Movement for Humans Class with Joe Goode
An all-levels gentle movement class, taught by Joe Goode on Zoom – $0-20 Sliding scale
Tuesday, May 26, 7-9pm: GUSH Opening Night Peach Party with GG & Nicole
A remote dance party – themed after the fuzzy, gushing, juicy peach. Invitation: wear peach-colored attire!
Wednesday, May 27, 1-2pm: NAKA Dance Theater in Conversation with Rosa-Linda Fregoso and Members of Mujeres Unidas y Activas
This conversation will be in Spanish with English interpretation. A virtual conversation with Rosa-Linda Fregoso and members of Mujeres Unidas y Activas—as part of NAKA Dance Theater’s BUSCARTE Project
Wednesday, May 27, 6-7pm: Feature Artist Practice – NAKA Dance Theater’s BUSCARTE
José Navarrete and Debby Kajiyama will present excerpts of BUSCARTE (Searching for You), a performance that contemplates the forensic anthropology findings in the case of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa Teachers’ College who were forcibly disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico in 2014.
Thursday, May 28, 4-6pm: Dancing Around Race with Gerald Casel
Gerald Casel will be joined by Rebecca Chaleff, Sammay Dizon, Kimani Fowlin, David Herrera, Yayoi Kambara, Kate Mattingly, Raissa Simpson, and Tria Blu Wakpa to hold space for this unique gathering during GUSH, paying particular attention to how systemic racial inequity is playing out during this pandemic. Moderated by Bhumi Patel, we will be asking how and where we go from here as well as sharing thoughts on imagining an alternative future that is equitable and just.
Thursday, May 28, 6-6:30pm: Feature Artist Practice – Queer Realities with Joe Goode Performance Group
Joe and dancers tell mini-stories of queerness by revisiting JGPG repertoire from their home spaces. Featuring performances by Melecio Estrella, Damara Ganley, Joe Goode, Molly Katzman, and Patricia West.
Friday, May 29: 4-5pm: Feature Artist Practice –Not About Race Dance with GERALDCASELDANCE
GCD will discuss the process of making Not About Race Dance, a collaborative choreographic response to the unmarked predominance of whiteness in US postmodern dance. The work cites Neil Greenberg’s Not About AIDS Dance to connect the silence around the AIDS epidemic with the unacknowledged racial politics of postmodern dance.
Friday, May 29, 7-8:30pm: The Case of the 43 Disappeared Students of Ayotzinapa: A virtual conversation with Omar Garcia
This virtual conversation will be in Spanish with English interpretation. As part of NAKA Dance Theater’s BUSCARTE Project and in association with EastSide Arts Alliance, NAKA dialogues with Omar Garcia, a survivor of the student massacre of September 26, 2014 in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico.
Saturday, May 30, 6-7pm: Breaking Bread – Shared Artist Happy Hour
Join Joe, Gerald, and NAKA Dance Theater’s Debby, and José for an evening of conversation, remote glasses of wine, and their short responses to one another’s prompts- over a Zoom call.
Sunday, May 31, 3-4:30pm: Virtual Open House
Celebrating artists in our wider Annex community, 8 local dance-makers will share short works-in-progress in an afternoon of virtual interaction, drop in anytime! Borrowing from JGPG’s program of dialogue and learning, The Feedback, viewers will be invited to respond to a question from each artist via Zoom chat. Featuring Gabriel Christian, Sierra Don, Jhia Jackson, Nicole Maimon, Nathaniel Moore, Jocelyn Reyes, randy reyes, Molly Rose-Williams, Amy/Hannah Wasielewski and Alyssandra Wu
GUSH is made possible with support from San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Bernard Osher Foundation, Koret Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the generosity of many individuals. JGPG is further supported by Bill Graham Foundation, Caerus Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission, and SV2.