Joe’s Movement Emporium

Joe’s Movement Emporium

Location: 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier MD 20712

Phone: 301-699-1819

Website: http://joesmovement.org/

Joe’s Movement Emporium is a cultural arts hub that acts as a catalyst for creativity and economic opportunity for all through productions and programs in education, artist services and work readiness. Located in the town center of Mount Rainier, Maryland within the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District, the organization supports and promotes creative projects of local artists and community groups.

Joe’s Movement Emporium has a variety of classes, and dance, music and theater performances.

Joe’s Movement Emporium runs summer theater and arts camps for children and teens.


Upcoming Events


Clarice Smith presents The Gift, Mar 19, Online

NextLOOK featuring:
Rachel Grossman & Tosin Olufolabi:
The Gift

March 19, 2021 . 7PM

By: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Click here.

The Gift is an immersive, interactive performance that invites the audience to transition from self-reflection to action and advocacy over the course of the event. Sometime in the U.S.’s future, when most illnesses have been cured, two doctors host the first clinical trial for the societally destructive infectious agent Preston-Weche-Rhys – the source of white supremacy culture – with the audience cast as the subjects.

This event is part of NextLOOK. 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.

Pay What You Wish, Online here.

Tags: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland, Online, Vimeo, Free Performance, NextLOOK, Rachel Grossman, Tosin Olufolabi, The Gift


I Am My Mother’s Tongue at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Apr 30, Online

NextLOOK Series:
Alina Collins Moldonado
I Am My Mother’s Tongue

April 30, 2021 . 7PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Through a series of actual interviews centering the relationship between Latinx mothers and their daughters, Alina Collins Maldonado offers us a bilingual, intimate portrayal of the Latinx experience as seen through its matriarchs. As she transforms into each interviewee, her one woman documentary theater piece explores the unanswered questions of cultural expectations passed down through generations.

This event is part of NextLOOK. 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.

Pay what you wish, $5 to $25 here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland, NextLOOK, Alina Collins Moldonado, I Am My Mother’s Tongue


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Amplify! Open Mic at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Dec 11, Online

Joe’s Open Mic Series:
Amplify!
Vision: The Next Generation
Friday, December 11, 2020 . 7PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium. Online, click here.

Joe’s Movement Emporium and Creative Suitland are committed to laying the groundwork for a shift in our world, as we know it. The fight for equality and “justice for all” continues here, in our community. The Joe’s Family is inspired with renewed focus on providing cultural experiences through an antiracist lens. Our staff remains vigilant in creating programs that will combat economic, political, and structural disparities in minority communities. We are working to unveil new antiracist programs and partnerships that will help the community tackle the large task at hand. We hope to present some tough questions to spark some very necessary conversations. Through candid conversations and creative community work, we aim to support the movement towards a better world.

Tickets $5 Early Bird, $10 General Admission. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Creative Suitland, Online, Open Mic, Amplify, Vision: The Next Generation


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.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Upspring Studio, Nutterween, The Nutcracker, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


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