Joes + The Clarice NextLOOK Season Announced!

2015-2016 NextLOOK Season

Yoko K

Yoko K. photo by Louis Pickney

Joe’s is thrilled to be partnering again with The Clarice for the second season of NextLOOK, a series specially designed for artists whose works are in the research and development phase. Regionally-based artists are given time, space and dollars to develop new work, in addition to having opportunities to deepen audience interaction and involvement through previews, workshops and feedback sessions
This year, over 50 artists applied to be part of NextLOOK. A panel of community members and artists chose five for the 2015-2016 season. More details here: theclarice.umd.edu/series/2015-2016-nextlookTaurus Broadhurst Dance Friday, October 2, 2015 at 7pm: In his choreographic work, Taurus combines the wide-ranging currents of African Diaspora cultures to create a contemporary African aesthetic. His work is grounded in traditional West African dance and fuses movement from modern, house, and hip-hop to convey diverse, contemporary stories that embody the griot tradition through movement.

Margot Greenlee’s Medicine by the Book Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 7pm: With beauty and humor, Margot Greenlee’s Medicine by the Book explores the relationship between movement, imagination and the body’s inherent capacity to heal. Weaving together compelling scenes from literature and graphic novels with the daily frustrations and long-range aspirations of healthcare professionals, Medicine by the Book reveals the power of our creative minds to heal our ailing bodies.

Clown Cabaret Friday, January 22, 2016 7pm: Clown is an evolving art form which celebrates a universal sense of fun. Through performance, workshops, and audience interaction, Clown Cabaret keeps the tradition alive with laughter. During the company’s NextLOOK residency, they will continue developing their newest work.

Yoko K. Friday, March 25, 2016 at 7pm: Yoko K. is an electronic musician, composer, and producer, a two-time winner of Wammie’s “Electronica Artist,” and a past artist-in-residence at Strathmore (2011-2012). Yoko’s ensemble will perform live electronic music and video art to create an immersive multimedia experience – a space conducive for participants to imagine something out of the ordinary.

Swing Friday, April 15, 2016 at 7pm: Aerial artists Alana Cole-Faber (UpSpring Studio, Mt Rainier, MD), Mara Neimanis (In-Flight Theater, Baltimore, MD) and Kirsty Little (The Wrong Size, London, UK) pool their talents to create Swing. Swing is a performance-in-progress combining aerial choreography with community voices to create fresh, honest aerial movement integrated with the audience’s own stories.

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