the Joe Goode Annex Festival
May 15-31, 2020
Joe Goode Performance Group’s first-ever festival at the Annex: double-feature performances, free classes + workshops, an interactive day of 10 short works for feedback, talks with artists + special guests.
Weekend performances feature Joe Goode Performance Group, GERALDCASELDANCE, and NAKA Dance Theater.
“All the artists in this Festival exude a depth of passion and commitment to an idea—in whatever mode of performance they take on. We are gushing over here at the Annex, as we explore presenting work that is wholly and unapologetically itself.” —Joe Goode
Close together. Process-curious. Plentiful.
ARTISTS TO GUSH OVER
Joe Goode Performance Group
An ongoing creative initiative in partnership with combat veterans, Resilience Project shares stories of trauma and hope through Goode’s trademark creative vision, finding universality and strength in the face of adversity. “It unspooled with a light touch and zero melodrama, shedding light on intimate experiences with occasional glints of wit.” – Sarah J. Kaufman, The Washington Post
NAKA Dance Theater
BUSCARTE (Searching for You)
Creating interdisciplinary performance works that explore ritual and socio-political issues NAKA Dance Theater shares BUSCARTE which reflects on the 43 students who were forcibly disappeared in Guerrero, Mexico in 2014. An inquiry of reality and fiction, experimentation and matter-of-facts, BUSCARTE is an elegy, a cathartic dance, a tapestry of motions and emotions in a quest to make visible that which cannot be looked at directly.
Trinkets and Patterns
Acclaimed Filipino-born, postmodern dancer and choreographer Gerald Casel revisits and rethinks his 2019 Trinkets and Patterns – a work inspired by the collaborative process between the dancers and experimental composer, Guillermo Galindo. Throughout, children’s toys are activated to reconfigure meaning, sonic possibilities, and a sense of wonder.
Fridays, May 22 & 29
7pm: Joe Goode Performance Group
Saturdays, May 23 & 30
6pm: Special Event: pre-talk with student survivor Omar García Velásquez (May 30 only)
7pm: NAKA Dance Theater
8:30pm: Joe Goode Performance Group
Sundays, May 24 & 31
6:30pm: NAKA Dance Theater
Mix and Match your Festival experience!
1 show: $20 || 2 show pass: $35 || 3 show pass: $50
*Free tickets available for veterans and their families, and anyone for whom price may be a barrier.
tickets on sale March 9.
Friday, May 15: Opening Night Party
A spontaneous dance party to open the Festival
Saturday, May 16, 10am-12pm: Movement for Humans Class with Joe Goode
An all-levels gentle movement class, taught by Joe Goode
Saturday, May 16, 2-5pm: Open Feedback Day
10 local dance-makers short works-in-progress for audience feedback, in an afternoon of no-tech performance, drop in anytime!
(free/by donation) Sunday, May 17, 11am-1pm: Dance for Parkinson’s Open Class
A class engaging sight, sound, touch, thought, and imagination to bring control to movements.
Tuesdays + Thursdays, May 19, 21, 26 + 28, 10am-12pm: Pop-Up School with Gerald Casel
Pop-up School is a somatics-based class and an equity-building practice for dancers and choreographers-of-color.
Tuesdays, May 19 + 26 , 6-8pm: Breaking Bread
Each Tuesday evening of GUSH, join Joe, Gerald, Debby, and José for an intimate evening of conversation.
Wednesday, May 27, time TBD: NAKA Dance Theater with Rosa-Linda Fregoso
UC Santa Cruz Latinx scholar will join NAKA in a shared practice
Saturday, May 30, 6pm: Special Event: pre-talk with student survivor Omar García Velásquez
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.