In 1979, motivated by a desire for a theatrical experience that would address his social, political and personal concerns, Goode began to synthesize a genre of dance theater that combined text, gestures and humor with his own deeply physical, sensual dancing. Seven years later, he formed Joe Goode Performance Group and began operating as a non-profit organization. The company started touring the following year, and since that time, has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Latin America. As a result of its extensive touring activities, The Group has established a strong national reputation for its innovative approach to dance theater.
In addition to its stage repertory, Joe Goode Performance Group is also known for performance installations and museum works. Since 1989, the company has had major installation works commissioned by the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco, and has collaborated on performance/video projects, one of which aired nationally on PBS television's Alive from Off Center.
Joe Goode Performance Group will perform "Take/Place," which has been described by the San Francisco Chronicle as a "strange, funny and very moving work" that poses "questions in words, music and movement [which] depict with almost cruel clarity the dark humor and uncertainty of our own time and place."
For more information, call the Theatre/Dance department at 859-4331.