Joe Goode Performance Group
The Hometown (World Premiere) and grace (2004)

June 10, 11, 12, 2005 and
June 17, 18, 19, 2005
Friday and Saturday nights (10, 11, 17 & 18)at 8:00 PM
Sunday nights (12 & 19) at 7:00 PM

Yerba Buena Center for the Performing Arts
701 Mission Steet at Third – San Francsico

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Felipe Barrueto-Cabello in The Hometown
Joe Goode Performance Group
Photo: R.J Muna Felipe Barrueto-Cabello

Hometown is the last part in the triptych of works that began with Folk in 2003 and continued with grace in 2004. The three pieces are about the extraordinary inner lives of ordinary people, and how the outward manifestation of what is so profound inside, often appears very small and insignificant.

While Folk explored the rural environment, and grace was set in the terrain of the mind, Hometown will be more urban; focusing on how, even in the often fractured life of an inner-city child, a community can form. This community, however transient and ephemeral, has all the more power and beauty because it is a response to isolation and marginalization.

Hometown, a multi-media work that incorporates videos created by San Francisco & Berkeley teenagers, is a unique collaboration between JGPG composer Beth Custer, and Teaching Intermedia Literacy Tools (TILT). This extraordinary partnership, integrating the raw energy of these young artists, will once again broaden and deepen the definition of “Dance Theater.”

Hometown will take the collaboration between Director Joe Goode and Composer Beth Custer into new territory that seeks to weave video elements seamlessly into a kinetic, textual and aural framework. As an additional treat, music for Hometown will be provided each night by The Beth Custer Ensemble.