alight dance theater Debuts New Work Faerie as part of the NextLOOK Series

A Free, All-Ages Performance of Movement Storytelling Investigating Female Stereotypes in Fairy Folklore

Friday, May 11th at 7 pm alight dance theater will present Faerie, a work-in-process dance piece appropriate for all ages, at Joe’s Movement Emporium as a part of the NextLOOK series. The group will be spending their NextLOOK residency at Joe’s, in partnership with The Clarice, using a community workshop, a workshop with Joe’s aftercare program, Club Joe’s, folklore research and movement investigation to inform their final piece. Tickets for the final piece are pay-what-you-wish and can be purchased online at Joe’s is located at 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712.

About Faerie

Faerie is an evening-length work fusing movement, spoken word, and unique production design exploring mythology, stereotypes, and the issues surrounding female identity in folklore. Intergenerational, community-based workshops will inform the final piece and include mirroring exercises, self-identification activities, character development tools, and creative movement. Parents and their children (ages 6 & up) are welcome to join alight on Tuesday, May 8th at 6 pm for a free and open to the public workshop. Workshop will run approximately one hour. RSVP to the FREE workshop by clicking here.

About alight dance theater

alight dance theater strives to generate and strengthen community through storytelling – interweaving a movement-based art rooted in collaboration that spans cultures and generations to entertain, illuminate, and educate. Through the lens of innovation, alight endeavors to create dialogue, explore expression, and communicate the heart of one another’s story.

About The Clarice Artist Partner Program

The Clarice’s Artist Partner Program curates a multi-arts performance series with regional, national and international artists and creative innovators. The program is dedicated to creating performance and learning opportunities for our students and our community through artist residencies, workshops, masterclasses, K-12 student matinees and artistic exchange. We believe artists can be catalysts for community change, leadership and empowerment. As part of a major public research university, the Artist Partner Program is committed to the creation and investigation of new work and new ways of participating in the performing arts.

WHAT: alight dance theater in Faerie

WHEN: Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7 pm

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

COST: Tickets are pay-what-you-wish and can be purchased online at


The Circus is coming to Joes!

Take Laughter With You

A Benefit for Clowns Without Borders

Join Clowns Without Borders for an evening of circus performance at Joe’s Movement Emporium

Clowns Without Borders performs for displaced people all over the world. Come experience the joy of circus, and learn how we use laughter to transform communities in crisis. Watch a world-class performance of acrobats, jugglers, aerialists, and clowns! Hear artists share their stories about performing in refugee camps and conflict zones worldwide.

One Night Only: April 15th, 2017 at 8 pm

Watch performances by Montana DeBor, Elizabeth Finn, Brendon Gawel, Dana Karash, Kaitlin Kaufman Mandy Keithan, Kolleen Kintz, Christian Kloc, Mike Paszkiewicz, Alex Reyes, and more!

Tickets: $20 per person. This event will be child-friendly, but not child focused.

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