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Culture, The Exhibitionist Joe Goode Performance Company's <i>Hush</i>: A Soundscape of the Real and Imaginary

Joe Goode Performance Company's Hush: A Soundscape of the Real and Imaginary

In dance, the body is substituted for the voice, the urgency of muscle and bone taken as universal, various languages codified in the form of techniques. All this replaces the dominance of the mouth and makes the lungs more…
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Music, All Shook Down Holcombe Waller Eloquently Overshares at Swedish American Hall

Holcombe Waller Eloquently Overshares at Swedish American Hall

Holcombe Waller @ Swedish American Hall Thursday, March 3, 2011 Better than: Waller's inevitable 2015 VH1 Storytellers episode Portland-via-Frisco troubadour Holcombe Waller's voice is his strongest asset -- it's a lithe, soaring, faraway thing that breathes equally convincing life…
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Culture, Stage Tim Hendrixson and Mary Knoll take a bite out of dinner theater in <i>Theater You Can Eat</i>

Tim Hendrixson and Mary Knoll take a bite out of dinner theater in Theater You Can Eat

In "The Toss Up," one of four lighthearted short plays about food being presented by the People's Theatre at the North Beach restaurant Peña Pachamama, a Cordon Bleu cooking team attempts to impress the judge of the annual Rabbit's Palate…
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Calendar, Night&Day Light It Up

Light It Up

It’s percolating. Downtown’s old, old brick temple to money is gathering steam, preparing itself to be viewed, like Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, readying itself for its close-up: It’s scheduled to be a sort of Bay Area history community center…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Wonder</i> Full

Wonder Full

The protagonist of the Joe Goode Performance Group’s latest piece is a puppet. Our first reaction was … yikes. How does a dance/theater troupe get at the heart of what it is to be human using a main character who…
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Calendar, Performance It's a Goode Thing

It's a Goode Thing

THURS 6/19 The rugged man who once strode through Yerba Buena Theater revving a chain saw (in 29 Effeminate Gestures) and exclaiming, "He's a good guy! He's a good, good guy!" is at it again. With the world premiere of…
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Calendar, Night&Day What the Body Does

What the Body Does

For nearly two decades, the endlessly imaginative Joe Goode has used his sharp intuition to blur the lines between dance and drama. He and his high-energy ensemble of Bay Area-based move-makers -- aka Joe Goode Performance Group -- perform in…
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Calendar, Night&Day So Good It Hurts

So Good It Hurts

Dance/theater maker Joe Goode has big teeth, long, hairy legs, and a voice as smooth as Baileys Irish Cream. When he puts his lanky body in a short, flouncy dress and smiles his snaky smile, the ambiguity of gender never…
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Calendar, Night&Day Return of the Kitman

Return of the Kitman

For almost 10 years, Scott Amendola has been quietly doing his part to hold up the drumming end of the local music scene. If you're an acid jazz fan, you've probably grooved to his rhythms at a Phil Lesh show;…
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Culture, Dance Shut Up and Dance

Shut Up and Dance

You have to wonder whether dance theater auteur Joe Goode ever cringes at the epidemic of text-in-dance his success has set off in the Bay Area. Everywhere you turned during the ninth annual Summerfest/dance series, dancers just couldn't keep their…
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Culture, Dance Bodies in Motion

Bodies in Motion

Let's face it: Integrated dance -- in which disabled dancers perform alongside able-bodied ones -- isn't an inherently easy sell to the general populace. And as recently as 1996, AXIS Dance Company wasn't making the form much more palatable. Like…
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Stonewall Jackson and Zora Neale Stonewall Jackson's House. By Jonathan Reynolds. Directed by Amy Glazer. Produced by the Eureka Theater. Starring Starla Benford, Ron Faber, Wanda McCaddon, Michael Keys Hall, and Rebecca Dines. At the Eureka Theater, 215 Jackson (between…
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