EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Dancers Source Local Community to Re-Imagine Overlooked Spaces

NextLOOK Artist, Orange Grove Dance will be exploring the unique spaces within a one-mile radius of Joe’s Movement Emporium.


On Friday, April 14th at 7 pm Joe’s Movement Emporium in partnership with Maryland National Capital Park & Planning, Maryland State Arts Council, and The Clarice present Orange Grove Dance as a part of the NextLOOK series. Dance, film and projection will be used to zoom into and magnify the intimate nooks and crevices of seemingly familiar spaces and, in turn, bring those outside spaces inside the walls of Joe’s. The evening begins at Joe’s 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712 and ends up at Brentwood Arts Exchange at 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722 after a choose-your-own-adventure tour of Joe’s one mile radius. Pay-what-you-wish tickets can be purchased online via Eventbrite. Recommend cost is $15 per person.

About The 1 Mile Radius Project – Experience Space Differently

Orange Grove Dance artistic directors Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves state, “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. [During our residency] We want to zoom into and magnify the intimate nooks and over stepped crevices of the area.” Krogol and Reeves will be in residency at Joe’s Movement Emporium conducting interviews and developing the work during the week prior to their April 14th showing. Krogol and Reeves have already begun sourcing the community for stories, photos and memories of spaces in and around the communities of Mt. Rainier and Brentwood, MD. Their journey can be followed on twitter at @followtheorange.

Those interested in contributing to the project can through tweeting at or emailing the Orange Grove Dance. More information can be found by clicking here.

About Orange Grove Dance 

Krogol and Reeves are dancers, choreographers, filmmakers, and teaching artists. They hold Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Florida and together are the Artistic Directors of Orange Grove Dance, a multi-media dance company that creates visually athletic experiences through the lenses of dance, film, and design. Though both originally hail from Florida, the formative years of the company (since 2007) were spent in New York City. Currently, they reside in the DC area and are pursuing MFA’s in Dance at The University of Maryland.

More information can be found online at www.orangegrovedance.com.

About the NextLOOK Series

Joe’s Movement Emporium and The Clarice in College Park, MD are partnered for their third season of NextLOOK. Established in 2014, this application-based program gives regionally-based performing artists the time, space and dollars to develop new work with the opportunity to deepen the audience’s interaction and involvement through previews, workshops and feedback sessions.

More information can be found by clicking here.



Take NextLOOK inside the creative process with The Clarice and Joe’s

Joe’s Movement Emporium & The Clarice

present the

2015-2016 NextLOOK Season

Yoko K

Yoko K. photo by Louis Pickney

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



Clown Cabert performs The Heist, a work in process, Photo by KintzNextLOOK: 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

Vijay Palaparty

Saturday, February 6, 2016 . 3PM & 8PM

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.

Yoko KamitaniNextLOOK: 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.

Lana Lois, UpSpring StudiosNextLOOK: Swing

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.


Photo of THE UNDERGROUND - 1960 WHAT??? at the Atlas Performing Arts CenterTaurus 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.

Photo by Margot Greenlee showing the end of a classMargot 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.