SALON: Joe Goode

At ARC, we have begun a series of “salons” in which we celebrate work of UCB’s artists and scholars on the Bay Area cultural scene.  Our first gathering coalesced this summer around the work of choreographer Joe Goode whose extraordinary piece, “Traveling Light,” animated the historic Mint Building of San Francisco.  Colleagues and Bay Area arts supporters gathered afterward to share some wine and speak with Joe about his process.  The decision to make a precariously balanced piece of choreography in the Mint obviously had incredible resonance during a precarious economic time.  The grandeur of the building, one that is in various states of repair and whose future has been the subject of significant debate, provided an amazing mise-en-scene for Joe’s explorations of the capacities and limits of human material.