Dance Center LogoColumbia College Chicago Workmark

photo image by RJ Muna.

Joe Goode Performance Group


March 10, 11 & 12, 2016 | 7:30PM  

"Goode's Hush roars"  -- San Francisco Examiner

"Hush feels like chamber music. It's condensed, tight, and weaves a spell like a spider's web."  -- San Francisco Bay Guardian

Once again, San Francisco-based choreographer Joe Goode pushes the boundaries of dance theater, with narrative text, music and dance playing equally strong roles. For his latest work, Hush, Goode drew inspiration from personal stories gathered from members of his audience and community. The search for one’s individual voice as a figure of self-discovery and self-empowerment stood out as a recurring theme and resulted in the story of six interlocking characters in a rundown bar troubled by their hushed secrets. The full evening work takes on atmospheric depth with a soundscape by Sudhu Tewari and Ben Juodvalkis.

Tewari specializes in creating electro-acoustic sound art from the remains of discarded stereo equipment, kinetic sculptures and other devices. For Hush he uses techniques from the world of movie sound effects – known as Foley art – to create a many-textured ambient environment for the performers.

Please be advised: This performance contains mature content, including a reference to sexual assault which may be triggering. For more information, please contact the box office at 312.369.8330.

Additional Events

Resilience Project Residency & Workshops

February 29 - March 5, 2016

In this unique residency, Joe Goode Performance Group works with a marginalized population in the community to create a performance piece based on their real-life experiences with the aim of using storytelling to deal with trauma as a way of finding universality and strength in the face of adversity. In addition, the company will offer workshops for the public and arts therapy community about their process. >Read more


Thursday, March 10, 2016



Friday, March 11, 2016 | 6:30PM 





$30 / $24 Seniors
Purchase tickets online.


Residency activities of the Joe Goode Performance Group are funded, in part, by the Chicago Community Trust.