Youth Classes for Crawlers to Pre-Teens at Joe’s!

Youth Classes at Joe’s

Fall Semester: Monday, September 25th – Friday, December 22nd

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Movement program for toddlers and young movers. Appropriate activity for crawlers to pre-school. Differing abilities welcomed.

JOE’S CLASSES

Movement Playdate

Explore physical expression in an open dance studio with guided activities and exciting props to create a world of sensory exploration for toddlers and their accompanying adults. Our exemplary arts education staff provides a safe and fun environment for creative play for your toddler and you! Whether you’re in on the action or watching from the sidelines, the Movement Playdate will introduce children to the joys of a healthy and active lifestyle fueled by imagination.

Creative Movers

Active children will love to move in a class that integrates creative play, storytelling, dance basics, and music. The 60 minute class features activities to increase movement vocabulary, stamina and coordination along with listening, practicing patience, and responding to ideas with movement or rhythm.

NON-JOE’S CLASSES

Yoga for Babies & Toddlers

  • Instructor: Jessica LaGarde
  • When: Tuesdays September 26-November 14
  • Cost: $60/session

Toddler Yoga (crawling-24 months) @ 9:30am

Baby Yoga (6 weeks-nearly crawling) @ 10:30am

Please visit the website by clicking here

Writing on the Walls! Storytellers and Dreamcatchers: Capturing the story within

  • Instructor: Khali Northington
  • When: Saturdays September 23-November 11 from 10-11:30am
  • Ages: 9-12 year-olds
  • Cost: coming soon!

All children have a story bubbling at the edges of their souls. But what makes a good story? In this workshop, your child will experience the art of storytelling organically by excavating their thoughts and dreams and practicing a variety of creative writing techniques. In addition to daily writing activities, each child will be encouraged to complete a special piece—short story, poem or essay—for a published project. This session also includes a field trip.

Email livewrite1@gmail.com for more information.

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​Classes & Workshops subject to cancelation or substitute teachers.

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Hurricane Harvey and the Arts

As Hurricane Harvey weakens, many people are still seeking food, shelter and medical help. We’ve been astounded by the beautiful stories of camaraderie and community forming to support those in need.  If you haven’t already given to one of the many organizations with on-the-ground support, NPR compiled a reliable list: Read more.

Joe’s believes arts organizations will be integral in restoring a sense of place in communities impacted in natural disasters. This is hard to do when your facility has suffered massive water damages or artist’s income is disrupted.  With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of articles and resources to encourage our community who keep us afloat to make a strategic donation for the creative community in Texas.  Your financial support ensures organizations like Joe’s and local artists continue to serve.  Please make a donation today.

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Houston-Hurricane-Harvey-flood-photos-The-Wortham_163519-1An article that looks at damage in the beloved Houston Theater District: “In the midst of tragedy and heartbreak, many people find solace in art, but even our most beloved visual and performing arts institutions aren’t immune to the power that is still Harvey. Read more.

Comprensive resource list for Texan artists:

http://www.arts.texas.gov/resources/hurricane-harvey-resources/

Recommended donation links:

f0ac9cb4cbfafb0bcd8e3783d39461c1This grassroots organization is providing support and series to those with disabilities. More information.

A beautiful Go Fund Me campaign that seeks to support the dance community affected by Hurricane Harvey. “As we all know, many in our dance family in Southeast Texas and the surrounding area have suffered from massive flooding after heavy rain from Hurricane Harvey….. Now, it is time to do our part.” More info

Provides emergency financial assistance and resources available to everyone who works in performing arts (actors, dancers, musicians, stagehands, playwrights, tech crew, and many more). http://actorsfund.org/

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Off the Quill brings “Completely Hollywood” to Joe’s this September

Completely Hollywood

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With just 30 days between idea and execution, Off the Quill brings you Completely Hollywood, a tribute to all things Cinema. The frenetic comedy from the team that brought you the award winning Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] has the actors tackling 186 films, plus a screen mashup of their own, in just 90 minutes.

Off the Quill

Off the Quill was founded by four like-minded friends (Patrick Mullen, Katie Wanschura, Leanne Dinverno, and J. Peter Langsdorf) who wanted to create a different kind of theater experience. One that blends many different mediums, like stage combat, dance, clowning, physicality, to present truly compelling stories to the audience. We aim to take classic and modern stories and make them our own, either by writing new material or presenting them in innovative ways.

offthequill.org

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Empowering Victims of Street Harassment through the Arts

Ally Theatre Company in partnership with Joe’s Movement Emporium presents Think Before You Holla, the second production of their inaugural season as part of the 2017 Capital Fringe Festival

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MOUNT RAINIER, MD June 23, 17—Joe’s Movement Emporium’s resident artist company Ally Theater Company presents the second production of their inaugural season, Think Before You Holla, July 15-23 as part of the 2017 Capital Fringe Festival. Created and directed by Ally Associate Director Taylor Reynolds, Think Before You Holla uses true stories via interviews and social media to examine the patriarchal roots of gender-based street harassment and its overall influence on women’s psyches. Tickets are $17 per individual and 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.

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About Think Before You Holla

“Although Think Before You Holla first came to life in June 2014, it’s really taken a fuller shape over the last nine months,” says Reynolds. “I’ve devised the piece with eight incredible women; it’s been difficult and taxing to dive into the wide variety of street harassment stories we’ve collected from friends, family, and a few strangers and intertwine them with the upsetting statistics of what street harassment can lead to, but the understanding that what we’re doing will have a strong foothold in the fight against street harassment helps us to push forward.”

“By examining the ‘why’ around a harasser’s behavior, we hope to to empower bystanders to become allies in this assault on women’s emotional well-being,” says Ally’s Founding and Producing Artistic Director, Ty Hallmark. “Sadly, as we’ve seen in the last month, street harassment can sometimes end violently, which is why this is a particularly important conversation to have right now.”

Via Broadway World.

About Ally Theater Company

Ally Theatre Company produces theatre designed to engage audiences through acknowledging and confronting systemic oppression in America. 

WHAT:  Think Before You Holla – Ally Theater Performance as part of Capital Fringe Festival 

WHEN:  Showtimes are Saturday 7/15 at 8PM, Sunday 7/16 at 2PM and 5:30PM, Thursday 7/20 at 6:30PM and 9PM, Friday 7/21 at 6:30PM and 9PM, Saturday 7/22 at 2:30PM, 6:30PM, and 9PM and Sunday 7/23 at 2:30PM and 5PM. 

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

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Joe’s Arts Education Tuition Fund – Why Donate?

 

50Joe’s has been a friend and partner to many an artist, organization and community member. We want to share in the wealth of the magic that happens here. But that magic only happens because of donors. Donors like you.

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Welcoming playwright James Ijames to the Joe’s!

Ally is thrilled to welcome playwright James Ijames to the show!

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We hope you will join us this Sunday, April 30th, for our 3PM matinee performance followed by a talk back with James and the cast. Don’t miss this unique opportunity for an intimate look inside the playwright’s process. No added cost, tickets available now.

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The judges have spoken!

With a vision “to elevate, illuminate, and give rise to voices that have gone unheard, to peer inside and spend time in spaces unseen,” Ally Theatre is off to a stupendous start. Its inaugural staging of The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington is theatrical discovery of the best kind—a terrific script not to be missed, a production with pizzazz, and a bold new troupe to watch out for.

– John Stoltenberg for DC Metro Theatre Arts

Photo of Nate Shelton as The Honorable William Dandridge by Teresa Castracane Photography

The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington

April 22-May 20 2017
Joe’s Movement Emporium
3309 Bunker Hill Road
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
301-699-1819

Ally Theatre Company Kicks Off its First Season with the D.C. Premiere of James Ijames’ Fevered Look at American History

When the Mother of America stands trial, will anyone emerge innocent?

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Ally Theatre Company—D.C.’s newest theatre company dedicated to art that’s designed to engage audiences through acknowledging and confronting systemic oppression in America—kicks off its inaugural season with the regional premiere of James Ijames’ The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington.

Christmas Eve, 1800. The Mother of America, Martha Washington, lays on her deathbed at Mount Vernon, surrounded by the slaves who will be freed upon her passing. In a fever dream of terrifying theatricality, Martha and the rest of America, yesterday and today, are put on trial for their crimes.

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“I am thrilled to bring James Ijames’ brilliant play to DC after its 2014 world premiere in Philadelphia,” says Ty Hallmark, Ally’s Founding and Producing Artistic Director, who also will be directing the show. “There was never a question that Ally Theatre Company would mark its debut with Miz Washington, as it perfectly demonstrates our mission to highlight and elevate voices unheard and spaces unseen. Our first production is just the beginning of what we hope will be a long dialogue with the community, both in the Gateway Arts District and Washington, DC, at large.”

A bold, clever, and damning look at slavery, its perpetrators, and its legacy, Miz Washington holds a mirror up to America’s past and dares us to look away.

FEATURING

Ivana (Tai) Alexander*
Taunya Ferguson*
Tanya Chattman
Nate Shelton
Reginald Richard*
Jonathan Miot
With Jane Petkofsky* as Miz Martha Washington

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Audrey Bodek, Set Design; Alison Samantha Johnson, Costume Design; Lolita Clayton Horne, Dramaturgy; Katherine Offutt, Props Design; Hope Villaneuva, Sound Design; E-hui Woo, Lighting Design; Angelisa Gillyard, Assistant Director/Choreographer and Charles Lasky, Stage ManagerDirected by Ty Hallmark*

April 22-May 20 2017
Joe’s Movement Emporium
3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier MD 20712
(301) 699-1819
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Orange Grove Dance needs YOUR stories

1 MILE RADIUS (No Logo)Orange Grove Dance returns to Joe’s Movement Emporium with their newest project, 1 MILE RADIUS PROJECT-Experiencing Space Differently which will culminate with a performance piece on Friday, April 14th that will begin at 7 pm at Joe’s Movement Emporium, in Mount Rainier, MD move through the neighborhood, and end at Brentwood Arts Exchange in the Gateway Arts Center in Brentwood, MD.

 ABOUT THE PROJECT

NextLOOK Artist, Orange Grove Dance will be exploring the unique spaces within a one-mile radius of Joe’s Movement Emporium. We are interested in how dance, film, and projection can conduct memory mapping of the less noticed, possibly forgotten parts of our seemingly familiar spaces. We want to zoom into and magnify the intimate nooks and over stepped crevices of the area.

CULMINATING PERFORMANCE APRIL 14

Send videos, pictures, and stories of the spaces you love or notice. What makes home? How do you move through it?

Before and after photos of spaces and people are also great. What was it like then and how is it now?

EMAIL: orangegrovedance@gmail.com

tweet us @followtheorange #1mileradiusproject

JOIN THE PROJECT – RESOURCING COMMUNITY

Through sidewalk chats, interviews, movement, and film collaborations, we have set out to create art and dialogue which will memory map the collective and personal experiences of the neighborhood space. WE NEED YOU!

BE A PART OF THIS COMMUNITY CURATION! If you have a connection within the Joe’s/Mt. Ranier/Brentwood 1 mile radius, we want you involved. Contact Orange Grove Dance, Joe’s, or Brentwood Arts to schedule an interview, or share an idea of how you would like to be involved.

OUR QUESTIONS

What is your favorite place in the neighborhood?
How do you get there?
Why is that place special to you?

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This project is made possible by:
Maryland State Arts Council
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
The Clarice
Joe’s Movement Emporium

Aerial Yoga for the Average “Joe” at Joe’s

IMG_4206Find yourself sighing over perfectly instagrammed yoga goddesses folded into a flower wearing nothing by Lycra? SIGH NO MORE. You and your beautiful body can benefit from and experience the magic of aerial yoga right here in Mount Rainier, MD.

Join UpSpring Studio’s Kirsty Little Mondays at Joe’s Movement Emporium for an aerial yoga class that is accessible and enjoyable for bodies of all ages and abilities. Little describes her class as a”a combination of aerial fabrics, yoga poses, with a healthy does of humor.”

WHAT: Aerial Yoga

WHEN: Mondays at 12 noon (hour long class)

WHERE: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD

HOW MUCH: $35 to drop in. Register online at: upspringstudio.com/classes

Leave your fears on the ground and work with Kirsty and fellow classmates in comfort and safety on low-hung hammocks. The material and force of gravity provide gentle aids to increase your flexibility, strength and balance. Whether you’re a beginner in yoga/aerial or experienced in both, you’re welcome! Little reminds us, “you can never get too strong or too stretchy!”

Instructor Kirsty Little brings to the class her years of aerial training and a humor based approach that gently challenges the class while promoting relaxation. You’ll walk away feeling inspired, longer, taller and stronger.

Don’t trust us? Here’s what students are saying about Aerial Yoga:

“Aerial Yoga with Kirsty is the best way to start the week: relaxed and strengthened!” – Charlotte
“Kirsty is a fun inspiring teacher” – Andy

Questions? Concerns? Uncertain? Little offers mini sessions for potential students to try out the experience before committing to a class. Simply email her to set up a mini-session at kirstylittle@gmail.com, we’re positive once you’ve tried it, you’ll be coming back for the class.

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.)