Joe Goode Performance Group's innovative form of dance theater is accessible, personal, and explores unabashed emotional terrain with humor and honesty. Using text, voice, and high velocity movement, JGPG blurs the line between theater and dance to make work that is thoughtful, groundbreaking, and deeply felt. JGPG believes in the power of theater to create a transformational experience. The work touches on social issues including gender, race and sexuality with the idea of illuminating and investigating in order to stimulate questions and conversations. And perhaps remind the viewer of his/her own humanity, however flailing or imperfect that might be.
The company has made over 25 works since its inception in 1986, and has a devoted following in its home city of San Francisco. While maintaining a robust touring schedule domestically, the company has also performed in Europe, Canada, Africa, and the Middle East. Joe Goode Performance Group has received multiple awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, SF Arts Commission, and the California Arts Council, as well as receiving the Isadora Duncan Dance Award for choreography and performance and the New York Dance and Performance Award for choreography. Additionally, JGPG recently acquired a new home in San Francisco's Mission District. The Annex serves as a multi-purpose community resource for classes, workshops, youth outreach, panel discussions, rental space, and the Company's own small experimental performances.