Joe’s Movement Emporium presents Orange Grove Dance’s gravity defying work at accessible prices
Inspired by a residency in Llorenç Del Penedes, Spain, “Un castell built for two” explores new methods of improvisational partner dance
Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves, Artistic Directors of Orange Grove Dance, bring their newest work to the Joe’s stage Friday, April 1 at 8 pm and Saturday, April 2 at 8 pm. “Un castell built for two” redefines partner work in contemporary dance through innovative new methods. Joe’s presents this work as a part of its mission to make rare, gritty and brilliant dance work accessible to the community while supporting emerging artists. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online at Joe’s website or at the door.
Brooke Kidd, Joe’s Movement Emporium Founder & Executive Director chose to present Orange Grove Dance after meeting the duo through one of Joe’s numerous partnerships with University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. “I met the two innovative MFA student/partners of Orange Grove after reviewing their application for the NextLOOK series. I was inspired by how their concept for this new work weaves history and identity with their own personal experience informed by their recent residency in Spain.”
About “Un castell built for two”
“Un castell built for two” is a new evening length work, paralleling the precarious balance of human tower building and the powerful connections it brings to its participants and audience. Profoundly inspired by their recent residency work in Llorenç Del Penedes, Spain, partners Matt Reeves and Colette Krogol use their embodied knowledge of contact improvisation and partnering work to explore new methods of weight sharing, relationship, and interdependence.
About Orange Grove Dance
Artistic Directors, Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves are dancers, choreographers, filmmakers, and teaching artists. Currently they reside in the DC area have earned their MFA’s in Dance from The University of Maryland. They hold Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Florida and upon graduating they collectively began the vision and creation of Orange Grove Dance, a multi-media dance company who creates athletic visual experiences through the lens of dance, film, and design. They have taught master classes and workshops, as well as set repertory across the United States and Europe. Their choreography and film work has been produced and presented extensively nationally and internationally with their most recent work being performed and exhibited in Finland, Iceland, Scotland, The Netherlands, and Israel as well as in the DC Metro area.