'Maverick Strain' and 'Wonderboy'
By Carmel Morgan - May 1, 2009, University of Maryland, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, Maryland
Joe Goode has personality with a capital "P," and so does his small troupe of dancers, the Joe Goode Performance Group, which is composed of six dancers plus Goode plus one puppet. Women are in the minority, as there are only two female dancers. Even the puppet, built in the image of a young Joe Goode, is male.
By Mary Ellen Hunt - January 19, 2003, Magic Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
When you walk into the theater for a Joe Goode show, you’re just as likely to be confronted with a mesh of oozing intestines, up close and personal, as anything else. You shake your head and squeeze into a seat knowing already that whatever else it may be, “Body Familiar,” Goode’s latest collaboration with the Magic Theater, is going to be interesting.
'Folk' & 'Transparent Body'
By Mary Ellen Hunt - June 28, 2003, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
For the first time in my experience with the Joe Goode Performance Group, I had a real twinge. I think I was offended. At my liberal arts, politically alert, left-leaning, feminist college, the joke was that everyone was always "offended." Affronts of every conceivable sort could bring on an exchange that begins "I'm so offended by that," "Well, I'm offended that you're offended by that."
'What the Body Knows' & 'Mythic, Montana'
By Mary Ellen Hunt - June 1, 2002, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Saturday's performance of Mythic, Montana at the Yerba Buena Center shows us that, as the Joe Goode Performance Group marks its sixteenth anniversary, their new works have only deepened the company's ability to tell cogent and thoughtful stories by any means possible.