Joe Goode

Performing Arts, 2000

Joe Goode is a choreographer, writer, and director whose first concern as an artist is to provide a “deeply felt, profoundly human experience” in the theater. He is widely known as an innovator in the field of dance for his willingness to collide movement with spoken word, song, and visual imagery. His work has been recognized with numerous awards and prizes including a New York Dance and Performance Award (a “Bessie”), and several Isadora Duncan Dance Awards (“Izzies”). Goode has also been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council and the James Irvine Foundation. In 2007 Joe Goode was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Joe Goode Performance Group (formed in 1986) has toured throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada, Europe, South America, the Middle East and Africa. Joe Goode is known as a master teacher; his summer workshops in “felt performance” attract participants from around the world. Goode serves on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley in the department of theater, dance and performance studies.

Awards and Accomplishments

2008: Goode receives United States Artists Fellowship

2007: 2007: Goode receives John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship