Life isn’t turning out the way we planned it.
Sometimes it’s much messier than we imagined.
Sometimes it’s a flat line that emits a flat buzzing sound.
Still, we mostly find a way to live it –by making deals with ourselves or with the gods (small g) of love and fortune. I want to hear from you, my fellow travelers, about where you’ve been so far and the ways in which you have been surprised by it all. The result is what you will see performed. -Joe Goode
The Resilience Project begins with a series of Movement for Humans open to all veterans. Movement for Humans is a movement practice designed by Artistic Director Joe Goode that promotes the mind body connection, with a focus on easeful movement and breath. The classes are adapted for all bodies and levels of mobility. No movement experience is necessary or needed.
Volunteer participants are interviewed about their physical and emotional wounds from war, their recovery, and their ongoing process of adjustment. Their responses and stories become the verbatim text for a public staged work performed by the JGPG company, that collides words and movement, gesture, and song into a visceral experience of their profoundly moving stories.
This current Resilience Project is sponsored by SFVA, Bob Basker 315 AL Post & Veterans for Peace chapter 69, the Contemporary Jewish Museum and made possible by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund and The Koret Foundation.