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


Peggy Yates’ Bounce! A Peter Rabbit Remix at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Apr 26-27

Prince George’s Community College presents:
Peggy Yates’ Bounce! A Peter Rabbit Remix

Friday April 26, 2019 at 4 & 7 pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 4 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

A remix of Beatrix Potter’s, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, tells the tale of a struggling city where greed has poisoned the well but friendships blossom between the cracks. The characters find common ground and connection in unlikely places. This high-energy, 60-minute, family-friendly production features music and dance students from Prince George’s Community College.

Tickets: $10. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Peggy Yates, Bounce!, Bounce! A Peter Rabbit Remix, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter, Prince George’s Community College


Welcome to Sis’s at Joe’s Movement Emporium, May 3-5

Ally Theatre Company presents:
Welcome to Sis’s

Friday, May 3rd, 2019, at 8 pm
Saturday, May 4th, 2019, at 2 pm and 8 pm
Sunday, May 5th, 2019, at 4 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

A Performance by Ally Theatre Company of an original play written by Doug Robinson. Welcome to Sis’s, reimagines the story of Sis’s Tavern in North Brentwood. The play takes place during the 1920-30s and explores the meaning of community, the commonplace, and how it was shaped through racial segregation. Blending the genres of original comedy and drama, and based on historical inspiration, this play presents a unique view of racial inequality, oppression, and segregation right in our own backyard.

Tickets: $20 and $17 students/seniors. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Ally Theatre Company, Welcome to Sis’s, World Premiere


Happenstance Theater’s Pantheon at Joe’s Movement Emporium, May 3-5

Happenstance Theater’s PANTHEON
June 18, 2019 – July 1, 2019

Tuesday, June 18th at 8 pm
Wednesday, June 19th at 8 pm
Thursday, June 20th at 8 pm
Friday, June 21st at 8 pm
Saturday, June 22nd at 3 pm
Saturday, June 22nd at 8 pm
Sunday, June 23rd at 3 pm
Monday, June 24th at 8 pm (Pay-what-you-can)
Wednesday, June 26th at 8 pm
Thursday, June 27th at 8 pm
Friday, June 28th at 8 pm
Saturday, June 29th at 3 pm
Saturday, June 29th at 8 pm
Sunday, June 30th at 3 pm
Monday, July 1st at 3 pm
Monday, July 1st at 8 pm (Pay-what-you-can)

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

The Happenstance quintet delves into Ancient Greek Mythology with guest artist Craig Jaster generating a live musical score. In a pared-down 1940’s aesthetic a chorus of workers assembles lightning bolts and mines the Underworld. Like Sisyphus they must endlessly repeat their tasks. With an ample smattering of amusement, the performers invoke the Muses, offer Sacrifice, suffer Hubris, consult Oracles, and meet Fate as they portray an array of mortals and Gods whose flaws reflect their own.

Tickets: $23 and $17 students/seniors/military. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Happenstance Theater, Pantheon


VF Dance Theater: Ansia at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Aug 3

VF Dance Theater: Ansia
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Throughout innovative choreography, aerial work and theater, VF Dance Theater is excited to show its new work about how memories—even the hard ones—can keep the ones we love alive. Based on a true story, the show raises awareness for Breast cancer using the arts. However it is not about Death, but It’s about how a strong spirit can never really be extinguished. It’s about a family coping, healing, and moving forward. In conjunction with a book that was written with the show “Balou the Comforter” the company hopes to offer HOPE and healing to those battling with cancer and their loved ones.

Tickets: $25. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, VF Dance Theater, Ansia, Circus, Balou the Comforter


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