Joe Goode – Deeply There


Joe Goode Performance Group presents:

Deeply There


Deeply There (stories of a neighborhood)
Dates: Thursday, June 18 at 8 pm with discussion to follow.
Join Goode and members of the company for an opportunity to discuss the creative process behind Deeply There. Share your thoughts and have your questions answered in this informal setting. This event is in partnership with the Harvey Milk Institute and the Queer Cultural Center.
Friday, June 19 at 8 pm with Gala Benefit Reception to follow
(call 415.648.4848 for Benefit reservations)
Saturday, June 20 at 8 pm
Sunday, June 21 at 7 pm
Location: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater
Tickets: $12 to $22
Tickets & Information: 415.978.ARTS (2787) presented in association with Center for the Arts

Deeply There examines the many unlikely alliances and alternate family structures born out of necessity within the urban AIDS culture. The new work will offer a compassionate and humorous view of the dying process and reveal the many ways in which our culture often times exhibits an inability to accept death as a part of life. The piece will offer a glimpse into “a neighborhood” and the process of coping with a crisis and how this process has served as a means for the community (and the individuals) to grow stronger. Set in San Francisco’s Castro district, the heart of gay Mecca for the past 20 years, Deeply There will explore the havoc of the epidemic and how that neighborhood has reshaped itself into a more humane and diverse community. Despite widespread prejudice against gay men and lesbians, the stories of this one neighborhood, and the hope and strength that those stories engender, are of profound importance to a nation marked daily by hatred and intolerance. The work will navigate the boundaries between contemporary musical theater and Goode’s innovative style of dance theater. The evening-length work will consist of a cycle of five to eight song-dances created in collaboration with Seattle composer and lyricist Robin Holcomb. Goode’s goal is to deeply integrate singing with dancing and text, while avoiding the problem endemic to traditional musical theater: loss of continuity with each shift from dialogue to dancing to singing.

Performance and Technique Intensive with
Joe Goode Performance Group
Two one week sessions: July 6 through 10, July 13 through 17
Contact Info: 415.824.5044 (Dancers Group Studio Theater)

The goal of the workshop is to uncover new sources for dance material and to reveal the body as the point of origin of all emotional memory. Participants will learn to draw on their “felt experience” to create unpredictable performances.