Joe Goode Performance Group Comes to Hamilton

The Joe Goode Performance Group, who minglesdance and theatre in a journey through memory and hope, will perform on Friday,Feb. 16, at 8 p.m., in Wellin Hall of the Schambach Center for Music and thePerforming Arts. Admission to the performance, which is part of the HamiltonPerforming Arts Series, is $15 for the general public and $5 for students. Inaddition, Goode will present a free lecture and demonstration on Thursday, Feb.15, at 4 p.m., in Wellin Hall, also open to the general public.

In 1979, motivated by a desire for a theatrical experience that would addresshis social, political and personal concerns, Goode began to synthesize a genreof dance theater that combined text, gestures and humor with his own deeplyphysical, sensual dancing. Seven years later, he formed Joe Goode PerformanceGroup and began operating as a non-profit organization. The company startedtouring the following year, and since that time, has performed throughout theU.S., Canada, Europe and Latin America. As a result of its extensive touringactivities, The Group has established a strong national reputation for itsinnovative approach to dance theater.

In addition to its stage repertory, Joe Goode Performance Group is also knownfor performance installations and museum works. Since 1989, the company hashad major installation works commissioned by the M.H. de Young Memorial Museumin San Francisco, and has collaborated on performance/video projects, one ofwhich aired nationally on PBS television's Alive from Off Center.

Joe Goode Performance Group will perform "Take/Place," which has beendescribed by the San Francisco Chronicle as a "strange, funny and verymoving work" that poses "questions in words, music and movement [which] depictwith almost cruel clarity the dark humor and uncertainty of our own time andplace."

For more information, call the Theatre/Dance department at 859-4331.

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