West African Drum & Dance in Mt. Rainier, MD: Soul in Motion Players Deliver Another Audience Pleaser in “Prequel”

In anticipation of their 35th anniversary in 2019, Soul in Motion Players highlight their encore performances from the last four years this Black History Month at Joe’s

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Soul in Motion Players return to Joe’s Movement Emporium with “Prequel” on Saturday, February 24th at 8 pm and Sunday, February 25th at 4 pm. This popular annual anniversary show is an audience favorite that reaches across generations with heart-pounding rhythms, stunning choreography from the cultural diaspora, and beautiful traditional costuming. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students and seniors with ID, and $10 for children 10 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 301-699-1819 or visiting Joe’s online at www.joesmovement.org. Joe’s is located at 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712.

About Prequel

The Soul in Motion Players celebrate their 34th season with their annual Black History Month performance. This year, ‘Prequel’ will highlight their encore performances from the last four years. The audience will be treated to drum rhythms inspired by the cultural diaspora including Brazil, Cuba, and the Western Region of Africa. This year’s choreographers are Pam Lassiter, Charla Lewis, and Adjetey Klufio (from Ghana).

About Soul in Motion Players

Soul in Motion Players is a non-profit performing arts organization, founded in 1984 by percussionist Michael Friend, that specializes in African dance, drumming, theatre and spoken word. The ensemble is based in Rockville, MD and rehearses weekly at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, MD. Soul in Motion is directed by Michael Friend and Pam Lassiter Rhone.  The group performs in and around the Washington DC area at various festivals including the Washington Folk Festival, The Takoma Park Folk Festival, Dance Africa, Juneteenth Celebration in St. Mary’s County, and Rockville’s MLK Celebration.  The ensemble traveled to Dakar Senegal in March-April 2011 to study with the Senegalese Ballet and to visit key cites including Goree Island. Additionally, in 2011 Soul in Motion received the prestigious Montgomery County Executive Community Award for Excellence in the Arts.

WHAT:  Soul in Motion Players in “Prequel”

WHEN: Saturday, February 24th at 8 pm and Sunday, February 25th at 4 pm

WHERE: The Meyer Performance Theater, Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

COST: Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students and seniors with ID, $10 for children aged 10 & under

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