Upspring Studio presents Nutterween at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Dec 2

Upspring Studio presents Nutterween at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Dec 2

Upspring Studio’s Nutterween!

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 at 6 pm

In this (slightly) deranged (new) annual aerial tradition, UpSpring explores what would happen if the Nutcracker took place on Halloween. Zombies, snow ghosts, and sea monsters dance and dangle from the ceiling. Does it make any sense? No! And that’s why we love it!

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Tickets. Adults: $17, Students & Seniors: $12. Click here.

Ronya-Lee Anderson: Kings and Queens at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Nov 16

Ronya-Lee Anderson: Kings and Queens at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Nov 16

Kings and Queens
Performed by Ronya-Lee LaVaune Anderson

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Kings and Queens is a multi-disciplinary project designed to highlight the contributions of African-American artists to the beloved musical genre: Rock n’ Roll. The project will combine monologues, live music, projections, dance and discussion honing in on artists such as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Jimi Hendrix, Big Momma Thorton, Bo Diddley, Louis Gordon and others. Beyond noting the practice of cultural appropriation, the project will illustrate the influence of black musicians on their white successors like Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin, generally considered the greatest rockers. In workshop and performance Kings and Queens links the lives and legacies of black and white artists, the richness of their synergy lost due to racial discrimination and ignorance.

Ronya-Lee LaVaune Anderson is a dancer, choreographer, singer, songwriter and educator. She holds a Master’s of Divinity from Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina, a B.A. in Dance and a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland at College Park. A former member of the Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble, Clancy Works, Carla Perlo’s Carla and Company, Erica Rebollar Dance Co., Liz Lerman’s Dance Exchange and most recently, Dance Place’s Marvin Gaye Project, for which she also serves as Rehearsal Director, Ronya-Lee has performed both nationally and internationally. She has led residencies at Duke University (Durham, NC), Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, Arkansas), Mercyhurst University (Erie, PA) and Prince George’s Community College (Landover, MD). Her work has been commissioned by Duke University, PG Community College, Joy of Motion, DanceEthos, Dance For All Youth Company in South Africa, as well as churches, schools and community organizations throughout the United States.

Tickets: Pay what you wish, $5 to $25. Click here.

One Woman’s Magic is Another Woman’s Engineering at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Nov 7

One Woman’s Magic is Another Woman’s Engineering at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Nov 7

One Woman’s Magic is Another Woman’s Engineering
Yoga + Interactive Soundscape w/ Yoko K. + Antoinette Solnik

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7pm

How does it feel to create music with movement? Find out in this pay-what-you-wish event! Open to all, Yoko K. & friends will create a communal space for post-election decompression. Yoga + music by Antoinette Lipani Solnik and Yoko K., then create soothing soundscape as we move together.

What to expect from Antoinette’s class: Feeling light and having fun! Invigorating our bodies, emotions and mind! We will gently move through poses using assistive props (e.g. blocks, blankets, and straps) that help promote accessibility and safety with a focus on body awareness, stability and strength, toning lesser used muscle groups and the pelvic floor. I want you to leave class feeling alive with possibility, toward being awake to what comes up in your body, feeling good, happy and wanting to return to this beautiful yoga community we have created together.

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Pay what you wish.

My Neighbor’s Caring Love at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Sep 14-16

My Neighbor’s Caring Love at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Sep 14-16

Adrian Bolton Productions
My Neighbor’s Caring Love

September 14 – 16, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018 at 10 am ($5 discount)
Friday September 14, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday September 15, 2018 at 3pm
Saturday September 15, 2018 at 7 pm
Sunday September 16, 2018 at 3pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

An original production of Dance, Drama, and Song, community bond, love, encouragement, and charity. In order to survive during today’s economic hardship of hopelessness, the production gives an uplifting message that together all mankind need one another to lean on to restore dreams of a triumphant life of hope.

Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Click here.

Auditions for Rasheeda Speaking at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Aug 23

Auditions for Rasheeda Speaking at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Aug 23

Ally Theatre Company announces auditions for the DC-area Premiere of:
Rasheeda Speaking
by Joel Drake Johnson

Actors are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or age. Roles will be cast responsibly in regards to age and race.

Seeking: DOCTOR WILLIAMS: mid 40s-early 60s. White male. Charming, charismatic, a favorite among his patients. Loves being the boss. Hides his irritation and discomfort with Jaclyn behind a smile. Wants Jaclyn fired because he doesn’t like her attitude but knows he has no legal ground to do so. Uses Ileen’s adoration of him to manage and manipulate her relationship with Jaclyn.

ROSE SAUNDERS: late 60s-70s. A long-time patient of Dr. Williams. Feeble. Is offered a wheelchair but declines. Sweet and grandmotherly. There is no indication of her ethnicity in the script, but based on her dialogue she is most likely not black.

The roles of JACLYN SPAULDING and ILEEN VAN DE METER are cast. All roles are paid.

Auditions at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Studio 4
3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt Rainier, MD 20712
Thursday, August 23rd, 2018, 7-9pm

First Rehearsal: January 22nd, 2019
First Preview: February 22nd, 2019
Opening Night: February 23rd, 2019
Closing Night: March 16th, 2019

Please secure your audition slot by emailing your headshot and resume to Jon Jon Johnson at the email, with subject line: Rasheeda Audition. Please indicate your availability.

Upon confirmation of your audition time, you will receive sides from the show.

*If you are available for the production, and for the entire rehearsal period, but are unable to attend auditions on these dates, please let us know. We hope to hear from you very soon!

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

For more information, click here.