GUSH - our first-ever Annex Festival. Double-feature performances, free classes + workshops, and talks with artists + special guests. Close together. Process-curious. Plentiful. Weekend performances feature Joe Goode Performance Group, Gerald Casel Dance
, and NAKA (Navarrete x Kajiyama Dance Theater)
“All the artists in this Festival exude a depth of passion and commitment to an idea—in whatever mode of performance they take on. We are gushing over here at the Annex, as we explore presenting work that is wholly and unapologetically itself.” —Joe Goode
ARTISTS TO GUSH OVER
Joe Goode Performance Group: 'Resilience Project'
An ongoing creative initiative in partnership with combat veterans, Resilience Project shares stories of trauma and hope through Goode’s trademark creative vision, finding universality and strength in the face of adversity. “It unspooled with a light touch and zero melodrama, shedding light on intimate experiences with occasional glints of wit.” – Sarah J. Kaufman, The Washington Post
NAKA Dance Theater: 'BUSCARTE (Searching for You)'
Creating interdisciplinary performance works that explore ritual and socio-political issues NAKA Dance Theater shares BUSCARTE which reflects on the 43 students who were forcibly disappeared in Guerrero, Mexico in 2014. An inquiry of reality and fiction, experimentation and matter-of-facts, BUSCARTE is an elegy, a cathartic dance, a tapestry of motions and emotions in a quest to make visible that which cannot be looked at directly.
GERALDCASELDANCE: 'Trinkets and Patterns'
Acclaimed Filipino-born, postmodern dancer and choreographer Gerald Casel revisits and rethinks his 2019 Trinkets and Patterns – a work inspired by the collaborative process between the dancers and experimental composer, Guillermo Galindo. Throughout, children’s toys are activated to reconfigure meaning, sonic possibilities, and a sense of wonder.
Fridays, May 22 & 29
7pm: Joe Goode Performance Group
Saturdays, May 23 & 30
6pm: Special Event: pre-talk with student survivor Omar García Velásquez (May 30 only)
7pm: NAKA Dance Theater
8:30pm: Joe Goode Performance Group
Sundays, May 24 & 31
6:30pm: NAKA Dance Theater
Mix and Match your Festival experience!
1 show: $20 || 2 show pass: $35 || 3 show pass: $50
*Free tickets available for veterans and their families, and anyone for whom price may be a barrier.
tickets on sale March 9.
OTHER FREE EVENTS:
Opening Night Party, Movement for Humans Class with Joe Goode, Open Feedback Day, Dance for Parkinson’s Open Class, Pop-Up School with Gerald Casel, Breaking Bread Artist chats with Joe/Gerald/Debby/José, NAKA Dance Theater workshop with Rosa-Linda Fregoso (UC Santa Cruz), Special Event: pre-show talk with student survivor Omar García Velásquez
full schedule at joegoode.org/gush