San Francisco-based choreographer and dancer Joe Goode will present “Boys Do Cry: How Dance Can Tell the Stories We Live” Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Butler University’s Atherton Union Reilly Room. Wine and cheese will be served following Goode’s talk.
Goode is a choreographer, writer and director whose first concern as an artist is to provide a “deeply felt, profoundly human experience” in the theater. Goode speaks about his innovative works on gender that respond to perceptions of what a traditional man or woman should be. He is widely known as an innovator in the field of dance for his willingness to collide movement with spoken word, song and visual imagery. His work has been recognized with numerous awards and prizes.
Admission is free; no tickets are required. Call 317-940-9656 for more information.
In addition, Goode will do a public workshop with JCFA dance and theater students from 10-11:50 a.m. Nov. 10 in Lilly Hall 310 on Butler’s campus. Community members are invited to observe.
Goode’s lecture is part of Butler University’s Leadership Through the Arts Forum lecture series and is related to the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Forefront exhibition, Will Boys Be Boys? Questioning Adolescent Masculinity in Contemporary Art, on view through Jan. 14, 2007.