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Joe Goode Performance Group: Catalyst: a collaborative arts and mental health experience

May 23, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Dancers Damara (left) and Felipe (right) lay down on a mossy forest floor with a large branch over their faces and bodies.

An evening of movement, song, story, and connection where we grapple with the beauty, pain, and complexity of our shared human condition. Audience members will be invited to join in the creative process, to play and express together our unique and communal narratives.

The evening will feature a preview of the new dance work, As We Go, which explores the journey of our bodies and how they hold and tell the stories of our lives, from pain and loss to growth and transformation. Following the performance, company founder and Artistic Director Joe Goode along with company members Damara Vita Ganley and Patricia West will join Access Institute Executive Director, Bart Magee, Ph.D., for a brief discussion delving deeper into the artistic process and consider psychological and cultural meanings. After that, audience members will be invited to participate in smaller group experiences including “Writing from the Body”, “Deepening Sensory Response” “Bodily Meditation and Self Care”.

Please wear comfortable clothing.

Saint Joseph’s Arts Society is accessible for people with physical disabilities. If you would like to inquire about accommodations for hearing impairment please contact Aerin Attias, aerin@accessinst.org

Suggested donation is $25 – $75. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.



Saint Joseph’s Arts Society
1701 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA United States
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