Joe Goode Performance Group
Joe Goode Performance Group (JGPG) promotes understanding, compassion and tolerance among people through the innovative use of dance and theater, as interpreted by the artistic vision and work of Joe Goode.
In Goode’s words:
We want to be a site for innovation, to take dance theater out of the traditional theater setting and to place it in a more living, breathing relationship to the viewer.
In 1979, Joe Goode began synthesizing a genre of dance theater that combined text, gestures, and humor with deeply physical, high velocity dancing. In 1986, JGPG incorporated with the mission of providing a support structure for Goode’s artistic work. Over the past 26 years JGPG has performed annually in the San Francisco Bay Area and has toured throughout the United States. JGPG has appeared in Canada, Europe, South America, the Middle East and Africa. During a history of creating new work he has been alternating between proscenium work and walk-through, multimedia performance installations as a way to open audiences’ minds to the limitless potential of where and how dance theater can be experienced. Joe Goode has been recognized nationally and internationally as an innovator in the development of contemporary dance theater.