Joe’s Movement Emporium & The Clarice
2015-2016 NextLOOK Season
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.
All final showing events are pay-what-you-wish cash only. Please support these incredible artists.
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-nextlook
NextLOOK: Clown Cabaret
Tuesday, Jan. 19th at 7 pm: Showing & Critical Response Process
Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 7pm: Final Showing & Talkback
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.
Maryland/Virginia/Washington DC 33rd Annual Choreographers’ Showcase
The Clarice is nurturing and sustaining the dance ecology of our region by hosting in partnership with Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission one of the most inspiring dance events in the season. The Washington Post has called the Annual Choreographers’ Showcase “a rite of passage in the DC area dance community.”
There is no better place to see the future of dance by some of the most intriguing, beguiling and thrilling choreographic talents in our creative region.
Audience Choice Award
Featured once again at the Showcase will be voting for the Audience Choice Award. The winner is eligible to participate in NextLOOK, a partnership between The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium, to support the development of new work by regional artists. Participants in NextLOOK are chosen through an adjudication process each year.
NextLOOK: 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.
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.
Taurus 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.