Joe Goode Performance Group shares a series of ‘Movement for Humans’ classes, open to all veterans.
Since 2018, JGPG has been building an ongoing partnership with the SFVA Downtown Clinic. ‘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. Classes are adapted for all bodies and levels of mobility. No movement experience is necessary or needed. The classes are part of The Resilience Project, which aims to explore how humans deal with trauma, using storytelling and performance as a way of finding universality and strength in the face of adversity. Interested participants are invited to share their stories in interviews that are woven into a live work performed by the company.
The Resilience Project is sponsored by SFVA, Bob Basker 315 AL Post & Veterans for Peace chapter 69.
The 2020 class series is on hold due to COVID-19 health/safety precautions.
Questions: [email protected]
Accessibility: We are committed to creating an accessible environment for all veterans, all the classes are adapted for all bodies and levels of mobility. Service animals are welcome. Sign language interpretation (ASL) can be scheduled with notice.
2019 Resilience Project at the Contemporary Jewish Museum
ABOUT THE RESILIENCE PROJECT
The Resilience Project is derived from JGPG’s Human Kind performance series, an experimental performance series centered around the ways in which we are fallible and imperfect, using real stories from the community to drive the process of creation. The Human Kind process was then adapted into a residency format where Joe and the company interview a specific group of participants, using their individual responses and stories about resiliency to develop the text for a staged work that collides words and movement, gesture, and song into a visceral experience of the participants profoundly moving stories.
“Resilience to me is about falling down and getting up. It is about absorbing the impossible difficulties that come one’s way. I have discovered through doing these interviews, that it can also be about pressing the restart button, about accepting tragic and often devastating circumstances, and moving on to create a new condition for one’s life.”-Joe Goode
The first residency of the Resilience Project took place in 2013 in Manhattan, Kansas at the Institute for Health and Well Being of Military and their Families in collaboration with Kansas State University. The company worked with returning veterans from Iraq/Afghanistan, who came back from conflict with life changing injuries or disabilities, both physical and emotional.
“They communicated the essence of the resilience challenge in military veterans in ways that mere words cannot express.” -Director of Military Affairs for K-State