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We need art supplies!

Hey there, Joe’s Family, Friends & Community!

We need art supplies! Can you help us out? Bring your donations to the front desk of Joe’s Movement Emporium at 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD 20712 and keep the projects cranking!

Joe’s Supply Wish List

• Ball point pens
• Black Sharpies
• Colored Pencils (Crayola/Rose Art preferred)
• Jumbo Crayons (Crayola/Rose Art preferred)
• Tracing Paper
• Printer Paper
• Canvas Board
• Canvas Paper
• Easels
• Cloud Clay
• Paint (Acrylic) – Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow, White, Pink, Black, Brown
• Water Color Paints
• Fabric Paint -Neon Colors
• Paint Brushes
• Paper Plates – large white sturdy plates for painting
• Xacto Knives
• Fabric – African and Latin American inspired; to be used for costumes
• Colorful Plastic or Cloth Table covers – to use as part of stage design
• Yarn
• Elastic String
• Thick Elastic for costumes
• Large Fabric Scissors (for instructor use)
• Tie Dye
• Glitter – Red, Purple, Blue, Gold, Green, Silver and Blue
• Gluesticks
• Wiggle Eyes
• Push pins
• Sponges (for use in painting set pieces/props)
• Bamboo Sticks
• Wood to build set/props (coconut tree, animals, etc.)

Spring into Aerial at Joe’s – Registration Open!

Spring Session – Registration Open!

Spring 2017 Classes

WE NOW OFFER ONLINE REGISTRATION! Register online for private lessons and group classes at upspringstudio.com/classes. Please be sure to read our important information for students prior to signing up.

Aerial Foundations – Sundays 2-3pm

This class, for students of all levels, covers fundamental aerial skills on a variety of apparatus. Instructors will work with students to break down basic aerial skills into critical components with the goal of improving technique. Topics may include climbing fabric, improving flexibility, perfecting trapeze mounts, training for inversions, and many other important skills.

Aerial Yoga – Mondays 12-1pm through May 22nd

This gentle class will help students build strength and flexibility. This class is for students of any age and ability and will be taught on low-hanging aerial hammocks. No prior experience is necessary. (Note: This class will be on hiatus June through August but will return in September 2017. Students are invited to try one of our other classes during the break!)

Aerial Dance – Wednesdays 8:30-9:30pm – starts March 8th

In this class, students will learn a short, simple sequence on dance trapeze and/or aerial hammock. Students explore tools for expanding and deepening the sequence, then use those tools to modify their sequence and create original aerial work. This class is for all levels, and no prior aerial dance experience is necessary. Students continuing from a prior session of Aerial Dance will have the option to continue their previous work or start something new. (Please note that this class focuses on creative expression and is taught on low-to-the-ground apparatus. Those who are interested in learning more intense or advanced aerial technique should also register for Aerial Fundamentals or private lessons.) 

Dance Trapeze Mini-Session – Sundays 2-3pm – dates TBD

In this 3-week mini session, students will learn dance trapeze conditioning techniques and new tricks and transitions. This mini-session is open to all but is best for students who have taken at least one aerial class. Intermediate trapeze students looking to strengthen and expand dance trapeze skills are also encouraged to sign up. Students will walk away from this mini-session with a dance trapeze sequence. This mini-session is offered as part of Aerial Foundations, so students who are already taking that class need not sign up separately. We anticipate offering the next mini-session in late April/early May. Stay tuned for dates!

Private Lessons – Sundays 12-2pm, Mondays 11am-12pm

Private lessons are offered in one-hour blocks on Sundays and Mondays. Apparatus includes fabrics, trapeze, aerial hammock, and lyra. Private lessons can also be arranged for groups of 3-6 students. Beginners welcome. Email upspringstudio@gmail.com to inquire about availability.
BEGINNERS WELCOME! We welcome adults of all abilities in most of our classes. Need help figuring out which class is best for you? Email upspringstudio@gmail.comCLASS PASSES AVAILABLE at a discounted rate for our aerial foundations and aerial yoga classes. Click here to purchase a class pass.

Fabric Workshops with Kate Winston

Join us in March and April for the next two installments of Kate Winston’s fabulous fabrics workshops! Kate’s workshops are valuable because she explores individual topics in depth to allow for greater understanding of variations and progressions. These workshops are for students who are comfortable climbing fabric and remaining in the air for a few minutes at a time. The March installment will focus on progressions to inversions. The topic for the April workshop is TBD. Click here to register. 

Poi Workshops with Charlotte Byram

Love the circus but prefer to keep your feet the ground? Try our upcoming poiworkshop with poi master Charlotte Byram. This workshop will begin by giving you a solid grounding in the world of poi, introducing students to skills such as momentum manipulation and not hitting oneself in the face. Additional tricks may include “weaving,” the “butterfly,” and the “corkscrew,” among others. Lessons are open to any adult with any level of physicality. All you need is a willingness to have fun! March 12th and 19th. Click here to register.
Upcoming Free Hang Dates:Wednesday, March 1st from 8:30-9:30pm
Sunday, April 9th from 1-2pm
Wednesday, May 24th from 7:30-8:30pm

Free open hangs are for students who need to make up missed lessons. Students will be given the opportunity to work on their own to review skills they have been taught by an UpSpring instructor. No instruction will be provided. Students are not to use this time to teach each other. Students should email upspringstudio@gmail.comto request an open hang pass. There are a limited number of passes available.

Holiday Closures

Please note that UpSpring Studio will be closed on the following dates in 2016-2017:April 16-22 – Spring Break
May 28-29 – Memorial Day Weekend
July 2-3 – July 4th Weekend
August 13-26 – Summer Break

Joe’s Honors Dr. Charlene Dukes, Prince George’s Community College

Dr. Dukes to Receive Joe’s Impact Award at Annual Gala Event

dukesJoe’s Movement Emporium is thrilled to recognize Dr. Charlene Dukes, President, Prince George’s Community College, with the Mighty Joe Impact Award at United We Move: A Joe’s Gala Event on Saturday, March 18th at 7 p.m. The Impact Award is given to an individual or organization that has made a significant impact on Joe’s efforts to achieve program goals and community transformation.

Dr. Dukes and Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) have supported the participants in Joe’s Theater Tech Program (TTP) with exceptional enrollment support and the opportunity to earn a certificate in theater tech for the international stagehand union. Seventy-five percent of TTP participants going to college will attend PGCC. This partnership further supports more young Prince Georgians entering into exciting, well-paying creative industry jobs.

“Dr. Dukes and the PGCC staff have provided the red carpet treatment to our students to fulfill their education and career goals. We value this partnership and what it means for our students to move toward economic independence,” Brooke Kidd, Executive Director, Joe’s Movement Emporium.

“At Prince George’s’ Community College, we are thrilled to partner with Joe’s Movement Emporium, an outstanding organization fully committed to expanding opportunity and engaging in significant ways with the local community,” Dr. Dukes added.

PGCC and Joe’s Theater Tech Program

Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) has always supported Joe’s Theater Tech Program (TTP) students with achieving their college goals. In 2016, this partnership was formalized, which gives TTP students enrollment support and access to scholarships and grants to pay for tuition.

The Theater Tech Program prepares under-resourced youth, ages 17-21 from Prince George’s County, with the necessary skills to secure employment and prepare for higher education with the goal of ending generational poverty.

Click here for more information about TTP

Click here to support the partnership with a gala sponsorship

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‘It’s Our Time’ – Soul In Motion Players Inc. Take a Stand as a Cultural Organization of Excellence in Mount Rainier, MD

 

Soul In Motion Players Inc. celebrate 33 years this Black History Month with a power-house performance of African drum & dance

MOUNT RAINIER, MD February 2, 17—On Saturday, February 25th at 8 pm and Sunday, February 26th at 4 pm Joe’s Movement Emporium resident artist company Soul In Motion Players Inc. celebrate their 33rd anniversary with their annual Black History Month performance in Mount Rainier, MD. This year’s show, ‘It’s Our Time’ features the premiere of ‘Temple Memories’ choreographed by Rosangela Silvestre. Soul In Motion Inc.’s family-friendly show boasts high energy choreography and beloved heart pounding rhythms that salute the richness of the African Diaspora. Tickets can be purchased online at www.joesmovement.org. Ticket amounts are $25 for adults, $15 for students & seniors, and $10 for children 16 & under.

‘It’s Our Time’ will bring Soul In Motion Inc.’s unique mix of theater, African drumming and dance back to the Mount Rainier stage where they’ve performed for historically packed houses. The high-energy troupe creates an experience enjoyable for everyone. No one can remain immune to the incredible heart pounding beats of the Soul In Motion drums.

Soul In Motion’s Michael Friend has been a longtime advocate and partner of Joe’s Movement Emporium. On March 19, 2016 Joe’s honored Michael as a Mighty Joe with the Creative Visionary Award. Previously in 2014 he was the recipient of the Empower Magazine Player Award and in 2011, as director of Soul In Motion, Michael won the prestigious Montgomery County Executive’s Community Award for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities.

About Soul In Motion Players Inc. (SIMPINC)

Soul in Motion Inc. was founded and continues to grow under the direction of Artistic Director Michael Friend joined by Associate Director Pam Lassiter Rhone. SIMPINC dancers are Ronnie Bradley, Adjetey Klufio, Charla Lewis, Terryn Nelson, Jennifer Payen, Pam Rhone, Monique Walker, Megan Atkinson, Pam Lassiter, Nya Seaward, Trenise McCorkle, Mustapha Braimah, and Devon Wallace. SIMPINC drummers are saac Adjetey, Papa Aziz, Michael Friend, Michelle Hutton, Kimberly ‘Jahada’ Hinton, Malari Moore, Abdou Muhammad, and Mamadi Victory.

SIMPINC was founded in 1984 by Michael Friend and his sister Khandi who began to perform together as the Soul In Motion Players. Their debut performance was at Michael’s alma mater, Howard University during Black History Month. Original members included fellow Fine Arts Department graduates Cheryl Butler Poole, Greg Poole, Gisele Jackson, and Wanda Whiteside. Over the years SIMPINC has had the privilege of privilege of performing for acclaimed writings including the Last Poets, Maya Angelou, & James Baldwin.

More information about Soul In Motion Players Inc. can be found online at www.soulinmotionplayers.org.

 

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, “Romance on the Silk Road” event at Joe’s

An intimate evening of ancient and contemporary dances of Love and Desire from cultures of the Silk Road

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Sunday, February 12th at 7 pm, join Joe’s Movement Emporium in celebrating and fundraising for Silk Road Dance Company, a Joe’s residency artist company, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Dances of desire from Persian, Tajik, Azeri, Uzbek, Uyghur, Georgian, and Arabic cultures set the tone for a romantic evening. Fly away on a magic carpet without ever leaving Maryland! Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Guests will enjoy a delicious dessert bar and a live auction of Silk Road treasures.

Purchase tickets now! Click here

Silk Road Dance Company has been a part of Joe’s since the 2007 opening of the “new Joe’s” on Bunker Hill Road. Silk Road Founder & Artistic Director Laurel Gray remembered touring the abandoned direct mail facility Joe’s now calls home with Joe’s Founder & Executive Director Brooke Kidd. For nearly 10 years now, Silk Road has called Joe’s home with their weekly rehearsals, biennial festivals and treasure trove of costumes and props. Walking into the Silk Road closet or a Silk Road rehearsal is to be transported to another world. Experience a Silk Road performance is nothing short of magical.

Grab your sweet heart and experience the magic of the Silk Road within the walls of Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, MD. Tickets can be purchased online at www.joesmovement.org/show_tickets.

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About Silk Road Dance Company

Founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Dr. Laurel Victoria Gray – World Dance professor at George Washington University – the award-winning, critically acclaimed Silk Road Dance Company (SRDC) presents an extensive repertoire of more than 200 dances from Central Asia, Iran, the Middle East, South Asia,  the Caucasus. and beyond.  Silk Road Dance Company has given  performances internationally  in Uzbekistan, Qatar, Singapore, United Kingdom and Canada. Based in Washington, DC, the ensemble has graced prestigious national venues including two White House  performances and  11  Kennedy Center appearances. They have given presentations for 10 different embassies.

With the goal of promoting “Cultural Understanding through Beauty and Delight,” their pioneering performances offer a unique glimpse of the life and art of ancient cultures, especially the Islamic World. Silk Road Dance Company offers programs which reflect the depth and breadth of field research and study conducted by Dr. Gray who has received many awards for her life-time of creative work, including recognition from Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Culture.

Purchase tickets now! Click here

About Laurel Victoria Gray, Founder and Artistic Director of Silk Road Dance Company

10298781_10152166613903178_7989166849361055514_nInternationally recognized dance scholar, choreographer, and performer, Laurel Victoria Gray has devoted her life to mastering dances from Silk Road cultures and beyond. She combines her degrees in  history with decades of field research and teaches dance at George Washington University and George Mason ..University. Her scholarly articles have appeared in many publications including the Oxford University Press International Encyclopedia of Dance, the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theater, the  Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, the Encyclopedia of Women in Islamic Culture, Facts on File, Dance Magazine, and Azerbaijan International as well as foreign dance  journals.

Purchase tickets now! Click here

Announcing the Arts Learning Resource Guide 

artslearningcoverResidents and visitors of the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District now have a new handy Arts Learning Resource Guide as a one-stop-shop to County and Gateway Arts District classes, venues, studios and artists. Sponsored by the Joe’s Movement Emporium, Hyattsville Community Development Corporation, M-NCPPC Department of Parks & Recreation, Maryland State Arts Council, and the Prince George’s County Arts & Humanities Council, the guide is available online at MyGatewayArts.org (click here) and in print at the following locations: Maryland Milestones, Hyattsville Community Development Corporation, Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council, Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, Brentwood Arts Exchange at the Gateway Arts Center, 39th Street Gallery, Art Works Now, Pyramid Atlantic and Joe’s Movement Emporium.

The Arts Learning Resource Guide highlights lifelong educational opportunities in an arts district that is home to over 500 artists, 150 studios and dozens of artist collectives. With so many levels of creative engagement from introductory classes to master experiences for every age, and in every medium, the guide seeks to give residents and visitors access to the wealth of knowledge offered. Joe’s Movement Emporium Founder and Executive Director, Brooke Kidd, states, “learning via the arts reduces stress, self-affirms character, and is healing. This guide directs folks to local artist-teachers who are available to share their knowledge and experiences.” She invites individuals to “enhance your creativity, communication skills, conceptualization, problem-solving and critical thinking through the arts offerings in this guide.”

About the Arts Learning Resource Guide

This Guide is roughly organized by arts education services based on age group and type of arts interest. Please refer to our Table of Contents on page 3 to find incredible arts education experiences for yourself or your loved one. Whether you’re looking for your partner, your child, your friend or yourself, you’ll find the arts live here!

About the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District

The Prince George’s Gateway Arts District is a 2 mile stretch of creative industries encompassing four towns along two miles of Route 1. Each of the four towns – Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood and Hyattsville – has a strong sense of place as an individual neighborhood with a unique cultural history. The arts and cultural community emerged from these tight-knit towns. Locally, they have an economic impact that supports small business and housing development in the Maryland-Washington, DC suburban area. Regionally, the arts community reinforces the brand of: funky, creative, green, and culturally-rooted.

A PDF of the guide is available by clicking here.

 

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Inauguration Day in Mount Rainier, MD – What to Do, Where to Be.

After the election, a group of community members began to meet, searching for ways to strengthen the community to weather any impact by the new administration.

Joe’s Movement Emporium was asked by this group to host an event on Inauguration night that would celebrate hope. Thus the Resilience Ball – A celebration of community strength and hope, was born.

The volunteer-driven event grew fast. It has become apparent to us as we watch the ticket sales rocket past our expectations that this is a community that needs, loves and supports each other.

We hope all of you, whether you’re a Mount Rainier resident or visitor, spend tomorrow, Inauguration Day, in our city. Here are some things to do (also check out Route 1 Fun for more creative ideas of how to spend your Friday, Saturday & Sunday this weekend!):

Morning Time – The Waterhole Community at 4004 34th Street

Skip the coffee maker and strap on your boots bright and early and walk yourself over to The Waterhole. The brisk walk will do you good and the strong Zeke’s coffee and/or fresh pressed juice will get your day started off right. We recommend trying the Irie Thunder, a delicious pineapple/ginger explosion that will kick start your brain better than an espresso. Die-hard coffee fans need not worry, the coffee here is deliciously rich. Sip it at the beautiful wooden bar while enjoying owner Lisa Harris’ music selection.

Snack Time – Glut Food Co-op at 4005 34th Street

The best grab & go selection of tasty munchies is at Glut Co-op. Stop through the oldest community co-op in town and pick up a bag of candied ginger, choose your favorite from a selection of pre-made, vegan salads and browse their wide selection of bulk spices and teas. No membership is required to stop and shop here! Plus we’ve found they have the best, most affordable collection of incense AND their cheese selection is out of this world.

Lunch Time – ZZ Pizza & Kabob at 4000 34th Street

A Joe’s staff favorite, this local eatery offers some of the best take out in town. ZZ’s Pizza is a classic order for a Friday staff lunch, and vegans and vegetarians will always find something delicious on their varied menu. Our recommendation? The Healthy Choice Kabob: a meat of your choice marinated in a delicious spicy sauce served with plentiful rice and veggies. Enough to share – but we don’t think you’ll want to!

Afternoon Dessert – Sweet & Natural at 4009 34th Street

You may have seen Sweet & Natural cakes in the Whole Foods grab and go section. Maybe you’ve even tried one and experienced just how delicious vegan desserts can be. Isn’t is time you saw what else they had to offer? Step into Sweet & Natural’s cozy cafe setting and pick from a wide variety of cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. Enjoy your treat with a glass of spicy ginger lemonade while sitting in picture perfect window seats and watching the foot traffic. Sweet & Natural’s Friday menu also features their popular vegan quesadillas, not to be missed!

Cocktail Hour – Nisey’s Boutique at 4007 34th Street

If you’ve never been to Nisey’s, you’ve never been shopping. This fun and funky boutique offers a shopping experience like no other. Ladies & gentlemen alike will find beautiful handcrafted, international clothing and jewelry items throughout the store. This Friday from 12 noon – on, Nisey is hosting a FREE cocktail hour featuring chocolate wine, specialty cocktails and some light nibbles. No purchase necessary to enjoy this fabulous community event, though we encourage you to go ahead and indulge – you won’t find items like Nisey’s anywhere else in the area!

Community Cocktails with Nisey begins at 12 noon. All are welcome to come in and participate, there will be no pressure to purchase anything. This event is fully funded by Nisey’s Boutique to create a safe community space.

Dinner & Dancing – Joe’s Movement Emporium at 3309 Bunker Hill Road

Here’s what to bring:

  • Potluck items! We won’t judge if you purchase them from ZZ’s Pizza, Glut Food Co-op or Sweet & Natural. Remember the food and beverages are provided by you, the community, so be generous!
  • Dancing shoes! We’ve got some swinging great music planned for you and you’ll want to MOVE. Dress code is “come as you Art,” so wear whatever your heart desires. But seriously, we know you’ll want to dance so make sure those shoes are comfy!

Event Itinerary:

  • 6 pm
    • Doors Open! If you have a ticket, don’t worry about printing it. Your name is on the list! Save trees and just bring yourself. Check in at the front door with Neena and Barbara and get ready to party.
      • Coat Check area is provided but not necessarily staffed. Joe’s is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
    • Kids Activities Begin! Activities will be facilitated by Little Friends for Peace and Club Joe’s staff. Water bottles, juice boxes and ZZ’s Pizza (cheese only) provided.
    • Studio 1: Sign Making Workshop Begins! Huge thanks to Red Dirt Studio whose artists will be on hand to facilitate with any sign creation for any future marches you may or may not wish to attend. Red Dirt & Joe’s will provide sign making materials BUT feel free to bring your own!
    • Studio 2: Potluck & Bar Open! Volunteers and Joe’s staff will help you display and label your dish. Remember potluck items include beverages as well! Joe’s has plates, cups, napkins and forks. All you need to do is bring your favorite dish to share! Coffee from The Waterhole will also be available in the lobby. Snacks purchased from Glut can be found throughout the lobby and in Studio 2.
  • 7 pm in Theater
    • Welcome Announcement by MC Gabi
    • Community Sing begins in Theater
  • 7:30 pm in Studio 3
  • 8 pm in Theater
    • Performance by Asheru and Ras D
  • 8:20 pm in Theater
    • Speakers: The Four Gateway Arts District Mayors
  • 8:45 pm in Theater
  • 9:45 pm in Theater
    • DJ & Open Dancing
  • 11 pm EVENT END

We look forward to having all of you in our facility tomorrow. If you have any questions or concerns, please email: Neena@joesmovement.org.

Please note we expect the online tickets sales to SELL OUT but we will be selling limited numbers of tickets at the door. It is Joe’s desire that everyone who wishes to attend is able. However our priority is to ensure the safety of everyone in our facility.

 

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Resilience Ball Details – Potluck, Parking & More!

Joe’s Movement Emporium is honored to host The Resilience Ball: A Community Celebration of Strength and Hope, organized by local community members, this coming Friday, January 20th from 6 – 11 pm.

A very large audience is anticipated to attend the Resilience Ball. Together we can make this event low-impact to our neighbors. Here are some details:

DRESS: Come as you Art!  Wear whatever makes you feel special, comfortable, and fits the occasion.  It’s not black tie. 

POTLUCK: Bring food and beverages to share.  Plates, forks, napkins, etc. will be provided.

VOLUNTEERS:  Please consider signing up for a two-hour volunteer shift to assist the community members who have organized the event.  The most needed times are 6pm until clean up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044ea5ab2aabfd0-resilience

TRANSPORTATION

All attending the Resilience Ball event are encouraged to walk, bike or car pool when possible.  Please be respectful of our neighbors when circulating through the community. 

Bunker Hill Road in front of Joe’s will be closed off from 34th to 33rd streets starting at 5:30pm. 

Joe’s parking lot will be restricted to elders and special needs only.  There will be additional police presence to assist circulation.

CAR PARKING is available at:

  1. All meters in the town center. Please refrain from parking in the residential area.
  2. Walkable public parking at:
  • Mount Rainier Elementary School
  • City Hall parking lot
  • Bunker Hill Fire Station AFTER 7pm

FREE SHUTTLE from satellite parking lot and metro between 6 and 11pm:

  • The Mount Rainier call-a-bus will be operating as a FREE shuttle
  • Kaywood Parking lot on Varnum Street near Eastern Avenue: please park on the non-paved portion 
  • West Hyattsville metro
  • Last shuttle leaves from Joe’s at 11pm

Any questions or special needs, email Neena@joesmovement.org

 

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: NextLOOK Series seeks Performing Artists with powerful Audience Engagement ideas

Deadline to apply: Friday, March 3, 2017

Are you a local performing artist who is interested in developing new work? Do you or your company want audience feedback on projects you are designing? Do you value input in your creative process? Apply to be a part of the 2017-2018 NextLOOK series!

Download the full RFP to learn more about the NextLOOK series and its proposal requirements and to access the online proposal form. Decisions for the 2017-2018 NextLOOK season will be made in early April 2017.

About NextLOOK

Established in 2014 through a partnership between The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium, NextLOOK supports the development of new music, plays, dance and other experiences by performing artists based in DC, Maryland and Virginia who are looking to incorporate audience feedback into their creative process.

Selected through a yearly application process, NextLOOK artists are awarded:

  • A stipend based on a weekly fee for each artist in the group (not to exceed 10 people total).
  • Five (5) days in the theatre of Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, MD for project design,rehearsal, audience engagement and performance. NextLOOK artists must present at least one public showing of their work and at least one audience engagement opportunity.
  • The opportunity to collaborate with staff of 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 and providing a sounding board for artists creating new work, NextLOOK invests in the regional DC/MD/VA arts ecology and creates an accessible, exploratory environment that connects intriguing artists with adventurous audiences. All performances are held at Joe’s Movement Emporium and are pay what you wish.

Criteria for consideration include:

  • Exciting audience engagement plans or concepts
  • Clarity of residency design
  • Strong support materials

Artists who are selected to be part of NextLOOK must value the opportunity to engage with community members in a variety of settings. Audience engagement must be designed to ignite interaction and participation with the artist(s) in conversation that provides questions, feedback and ideas about the work in progress. Artists from across the performing arts – including dance, theatre and music as well as cross-genre collaborations – are encouraged to apply.

For questions about the application process or the NextLOOK program, please contact Megan Pagado Wells, Associate Director of the Artist Partner Program.

Unsure what your audience engagement component could be? Join The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, MD on Tuesday, January 24th at 7 pm to hear from the creative minds behind BodyWise DanceFlying V and Afro House. Representatives from each artist group will explain how they bettered their work through the process of audience engagement. This free, informal workshop will be hosted in Joe’s Movement Emporium’s black box theater located at 3309 Bunker Hill Road in Mount Rainier, MD. Interested artists should register by email: engage-theclarice@umd.edu.

2016-2017 NextLOOK Series

This season’s NextLOOK artists will transport you to the far reaches of outer space, lead you through the nooks and crannies of their own backyards and let you discover the places and moments in between. Explore worlds both imagined and real — and be a part of creating it all. View all events in the 2016-2017 NextLOOK Series.

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Civil Disobedience – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised!

 

Taratibu Youth Association’s hard-hitting statement about protest, resistance, and resilience makes a statement this Black History Month

Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 4 pm, Joe’s Movement Emporium resident artist company Taratibu Youth Association (TYA) brings their hour and 45-minute-long show premiers at THEARC Theater. This celebration TYA’s 10th anniversary pays tribute to the struggles of South Africa, Haiti, Cuba, Guinea and here in the United States. General Tickets are $20, Premium Tickets $25, and a box $40. THEARC Theater is located at 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20020. The show is appropriate for all ages and will have two 10-minute intermissions.

Taratibu Youth Association has been rehearsing and performing at Joe’s Movement Emporium for over 8 years. As a Joe’s Movement Emporium resident artist company, TYA has been given affordable rehearsal and storage space in order to grow their organization and forward their mission. During their time at Joe’s, TYA has traveled to Ghana, Togo and Begin during the summer of 2010 and Tanzania in 2011.

About Taratibu Youth Association

Taratibu Youth Association connects young people with culture and community and builds social change through the performing arts. As young performing artists, TYA seeks to connect with peers in communities at home and abroad to explore our common purposes, identities, and goals. In doing so we hope to build local and global relationships that help us to achieve social change in our communities and in our world.

Taratibu Youth Association is an all volunteer organization, led by Director Arla Scott and Co-Director Naima Hylton. Taratibu Youth Association has a Board of Directors, dance instructors, as well as volunteers that help with communications and outreach, web and social media, transportation, and costumes.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-black-history-civil-disobedience-the-revolution-will-not-be-televised-tickets-30671754042.