the Joe Goode Annex Festival
May 26-31, 2020
Joe Goode Performance Group’s first-ever festival at the Annex shifted 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, in its messiness, resilience, and persistence.
Classes, interactive short works for feedback, and talks with artists. GUSH 2020 featured Joe Goode Performance Group, GERALDCASELDANCE, and NAKA Dance Theater — experimenting with shared creative prompts and exploring virtual artistic practices.
“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
Stay home. Stay curious.
reflections on the festival:
we learned so much (from each other & about zoom!). we connected; we inspired each other. we created space for different textures of performance & process. we challenged ourselves to think about queerness, race, disappearance & so much more.
Visit our YouTube channel if you missed any GUSH events. See all 3 Feature Artist Practices, including Joe’s ‘Queer Realities’ event, view 10 new video works created in quarantine by Annex Artists in the Virtual Open House — & more, as we work on uploading the whole Festival online!
The whole GUSH team thanks you for your support!
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.