NAKED WITH SHOES was originated by Anne Goodman and Jeffrey Grimaldo in 1993. For over twenty years they have been involved performing, touring and teaching with the Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble. Having worked with post-modernist master Rudy Perez, Anne and Jeffrey have developed a style that is both pure and theatrical. Using their varied talents, they enjoy drawing from art, theatre, film and music to create works of humor, intensity and excitement.
Anne and Jeffrey Grimaldo were married in 1997. They are well known for their tight synchronization of movement, as well as their wildly different statures. She is a 6’1” fair-skinned, sinewy redhead; he, a strong, dark, 5’6” Latino. Viewers often comment on the way the duet synchronize and blend their differences into a unique and seamless cohesion.
Anne and Jeff are particularly conscious of their choreographic craft and often accompany their work with interesting choices of sound. Live music collaborators have become part of the theatre, other times they’ll move with taped voice, spoken word, or sounds from everyday life. By choosing unlikely sounds, composers, or spoken word, their work becomes much more than dance, but theatre of the body and mind.