Summer Inspiration #2: Joe Goode Performance Group

This summer took me (Gina Hoch-Stall, choreographer) all across the country for dance conferences, workshops and performances. Here are a few of the things that most inspired me.

Joe Goode Performance Group: Also while in San Francisco at the Dance/USA Conference I was lucky enough to see a dance company that I have been hearing about for years: Joe Goode Performance Group.

“You use text? Have you seen Joe Goode?”

“You do interviews? Have you seen Joe Goode?”

I felt like it was definitely time to see what this modern dance innovator has been doing on the West Coast for so many years. I booked my ticket, ran from my twenty-minute-late bus and sat down just in time to watch one of the most gripping, evolving, enlightening dance performances I have ever seen. Original set design, multimedia, use of text, original music–composed and designed–but none of that mattered compared to the content: stories of people falling apart.

I giggled, I teared up, I was ready to jump on stage and join the performers and, best of all, I remembered that modern dance can be a truly remarkable experience.

Click the picture above for more information about Joe Goode Performance Group.

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Summer Inspiration #1: Simon Sinek

This summer took me (Gina Hoch-Stall, choreographer) all across the country for dance conferences, workshops and performances. Here are a few of the things that most inspired me.

Simon Sinek: The keynote speaker at the Dance/USA conference in San Francisco was eloquent and witty but also and honest and direct. He helped get all of the attendees thinking about WHY we do the work that we do and HOW do we get other people excited about it. Click the photo for a link to one of his popular TED Talks.