40+ at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jun 17-18

40+ at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jun 17-18

RebollarDance presents:

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 4 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Danced, choreographed, and directed by movement artists over the age of 40, this multi-media, collaborative concert will present experimental, cutting edge work from Erica Rebollar, Helanius Wilkins, Sharon Mansur, Sandra Lacy, Malcolm Shute, iselle Ruzany, and more. Designed to highlight seasoned, respected choreographers and dancers, this performance celebrates age and diversity.

In 2003, Erica Rebollar created a modern dance collaborative where multi-genre artists can make innovative work. RebollarDance examines dichotomies and fragmentations of physical behavior that explore boundaries of performance, using bodies, light, and sound as conceptual canvasses to evoke authentic, highly charged experiences for both dancers and audience. Rebollar Dance’s mission is to create and present cutting edge choreography that impact large and diverse audiences, examining movement as a facet of modern life and a laboratory for analyzing themes. Exploring choreography as innovation, RebollarDance promotes an artistic process of challenge and risk-taking.

Tickets: Advanced: Adults $20, Children, Seniors & Military $15. Door price $25. Buy tickets here. Credit card orders subject to $2 to $3 fee.

Pop! at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jun 4

Pop! at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jun 4

UpSpring Studio presents POP!

Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 4pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

POP! In this aerial dance production, UpSpring Aerial Lab uses pop art as inspiration for new work in aerial fabric, aerial sling, dance trapeze, mini lyra, and poi.

Featuring work inspired by Andy Warhol, Marisol, Roy Lichtenstein, May Wilson, Claes Oldenburg and more.

Join us Sunday, June 4th, 4pm at Joe’s Movement Emporium. Intermission refreshments for sale by Mt. Rainier PTO. All proceeds from refreshments sale benefit arts education in Mt. Rainier Elementary School.

“Pop Art Is For Everyone”

Ticket proceeds enable UpSpring Studio to purchase new equipment to keep our students safe. Past ticket sales have supported the purchase of crash mats, rigging hardware, aerial fabrics, and more. We are grateful for your support!

Tickets: Adults $20, Children and Seniors $10.

A Bedtime Story Ballet at the Publick Playhouse, May 20 & 21

A Bedtime Story Ballet at the Publick Playhouse, May 20 & 21

Performing Arts Repertory Company (PARC) presents:
A Bedtime Story
An Original Story Ballet by Alison Miller

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

A Bedtime Story is an original story ballet showcasing the many talents of our dancers in a wonderful theatrical production with imaginative costumes, scenery and lighting. This ballet is a fast moving, lively program about a young girl, Marissa. As Marissa’s mother tries to put her to bed, Marissa begs her to read her favorite story of a faraway village of lively children, fairies, a jester and king and queen. Marissa’s adventure begins as a small urchin enters her bed room and entices her to visit her favorite village and become a part of their May Day festival. She meets the hunter and milkmaids and village girls and boys and joins in the merriment as dancers from Ireland, Spain, the Orient and Egypt come to greet the King and the fairies bring blessings for a prosperous harvest. This lively ballet will capture the imagination of audience members of all ages, while showcasing local talent.

The program also includes variety of repertory dances and class dances performed by our dancers of all levels. The Performing Arts Repertory Company (PARC) is a non-profit performing group in-residence at the Ballet Academy, Beltsville, MD.

Tickets: Adults: $15, Child/Senior/Military $6.00

Gatekeepers at Joe’s Movement Emporium, May 5

Gatekeepers at Joe’s Movement Emporium, May 5

NextLOOK: Meghan Abadoo
Friday, May 5, 2017 . 7PM
Presented by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

A gatekeeper — whether an individual or part of an institution — decides which of a certain commodity, be it raw materials or ideological goods, may enter into a social system. These decisions are made within a complex web of influences, preferences, motives and common values.

With dance-theatre as the container, Gatekeepers seeks to unearth this complex web of influences as it relates to racial identity within structural inequity. Drawing from personal testimony, group storytelling and dialogue, this performance will invite and challenge the everyday gatekeeper to imagine sustainable methods of self-reflection and transformational communal action.

Tickets: Pay what you wish, no tickets required.

Experiencing Space Differently at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Apr 14

Experiencing Space Differently at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Apr 14

NextLOOK: Orange Grove Dance
The One-Mile Radius Project: Experiencing Space Differently
Friday, April 14, 2017 . 7PM
Presented by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Our human imprint and the memory of our movement linger in spaces well after we have migrated through them. The One-Mile Radius Project explores these imprints and the unique spaces within a one-mile radius of Joe’s Movement Emporium. In collaboration with Joe’s, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Brentwood Arts Exchange and their workshop participants, Orange Grove Dance will investigate the personal and uniquely traversed spaces of the community. Dance, film and projection will be used to zoom into and magnify the intimate nooks and crevices of seemingly familiar spaces and, in turn, bring those outside spaces inside the walls of Joe’s.

Founded in 2007 by Colette Krogol and Matthew Reeves, Orange Grove Dance is built on the ideals of integrating dance, art, film and movement with all communities, large and small.

Tickets: Pay what you wish, no tickets required.