"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, Goodedrew 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.