Happenstance Theater presents Juxtapose at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jan 17-19

Happenstance Theater presents Juxtapose at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jan 17-19

Happenstance Theater: JUXTAPOSE

Friday, January 17th at 8 pm
Saturday, January 18th at 2 pm
Saturday, January 18th at 8 pm
Sunday, January 19th at 2 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

The Happenstance Theater quintet is developing a Theatrical Collage inspired by the works of Joseph Cornell. Using the manipulation of objects, puppetry, physical theatre, theatrical clown, and vintage spectacle, we will conjure portals for the audience to engage their imaginations and build stories. It will not follow a linear narrative, but will instead be a series of highly visual vignettes woven together by a thematic thread and consistent historical aesthetic.

The piece will seek to unify the audience by illustrating our common humanity and reminding viewers of our universally shared condition, mortality. The hope is that through this theatrical journey, audiences might feel buoyed by the limitless possibilities of imagination.

Please note this is a NEW work-in-process that has only begun development right here at Joe’s on January 6th. The audience is invited to stay for talk-backs after all the performances to give the artists your candid (but loving) feedback. Performance is appropriate for families but not meant to be a “kids” show.

This performance is made possible by funding from the Maryland State Arts Council Maryland Touring Grant.

ATTENTION FAMILIES!
There will be a FREE hands-on puppet engagement activity at 11 am. Learn more about this most magical and memorable art form, create and play with puppets with Happenstance Theater’s master puppeteers.

Tickets, Adults: $13, Seniors/Students $7. Click here.

Temple at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Dec 13

Temple at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Dec 13

NextLOOK: Chitra Subramanian
Temple

Friday, December 13, 2019 . 7PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Temple shines the spotlight on the fraying of public life and the growing reality that people participate in institutions less and less. Through the language of Indian Dance and Hip-Hop culture, Chitra Subramanian will explore the experiences and stories of her South Asian immigrant journey. She will also showcase the limitless ways in which Hip-Hop continues to transform, inspire and unleash untapped talent and power.

In partnership with Joe’s Movement Emporium, NextLOOK supports the development of new music, plays, dance and other experiences by regionally-based performing artists. These artists are mentored by seasoned arts administrators from The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium to construct innovative methods of deepening the audience’s involvement in their creative process. By removing logistical barriers of cost and space, and providing a sounding board for artists creating new work, NextLOOK invests in the regional arts ecology and creates an accessible, exploratory environment that connects intriguing artists with adventurous audiences.

Tickets start at $5, pay what you wish. Click here.

Upspring Studio’s Nutterween at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Dec 8

Upspring Studio’s Nutterween at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Dec 8

Upspring Studio’s Nutterween!

Sunday, December 8th at 6 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

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!

Tickets: $10 (limited early); $17 advance, $20 door, $15 senior/student. Click here.

Ally Theatre Company’s Dhana and the Rosebuds at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Nov 2-23

Ally Theatre Company’s Dhana and the Rosebuds at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Nov 2-23

Dhana and the Rosebuds
Devised and Created by Federica Cellini

Saturday, November 2nd at 2 pm
Saturday, November 2nd at 8 pm
Sunday, November 3rd at 4 pm
Thursday, November 7th at 8 pm
Friday, November 8th at 8 pm
Saturday, November 9th at 2 pm
Saturday, November 9th at 8 pm
Sunday, November 10th at 4 pm
Monday, November 11th at 8 pm (Industry Night)
Thursday, November 14th at 8 pm
Friday, November 15th at 8 pm
Saturday, November 16th at 2 pm
Saturday, November 16th at 8 pm
Sunday, November 17th at 4 pm
Thursday, November 21st at 8pm
Friday, November 22nd at 8 pm
Saturday, November 23rd at 2 pm
Saturday, November 23rd at 8pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Dhana and the Rosebuds, follows a young Syrian woman pursuing her science career in NYC as she tries to forget her complicated past. But when she thinks she recognizes her estranged grandmother on a TV news report highlighting Syrian refugees crossing the Macedonia/Serbia border, she decides to go find her. Her international journey results in a spiritual rediscovery of her roots, her identity, and the reason why she left it all behind.

Content warning: Recommended for all ages though viewer discretion is advised as this production may trigger personal/cultural/racial traumas of escaping war and violence.

Tickets: Adults: $25, Students/Seniors/Veterans/Teachers: $15. Click here.

Crying From the Streets at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Sep 27

Crying From the Streets at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Sep 27

The Milt Matthews Foundation presents:
Crying From The Streets – The Play

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

CRYING FROM THE STREETS is a true story about men and women living on the streets of Washington, D.C.

With a cast consisting of mostly homeless and formerly homeless people, watch their stories unfold from a life of drugs, alcohol, prostitution, and crime to becoming Praise Leaders, Ministers, Outreach Coordinators, Psalmists and more.

The Play is FREE to the Public. Bring your guest(s) and witness why many people were motivated and inspired to join the fight to end homelessness.

Tickets: Free or by donation. Click here.