Meet the artists of 40 and UP!

Erica Rebollar & Friends in 40 and UP!

Erica Rebollar, Director of RebollarDance, will partner with 8 professional artists over 40 years of age to celebrate the works, wit and wisdom of age.

With a cast of nationally recognized choreographers from Los Angeles, Colorado, Minnesota, South Carolina, Baltimore, and DC, this evening length shared show, 40 and UP! will highlight diverse themes and genres of dance. Featuring the best chPURCHASENOWoreographers from the DC/Baltimore area plus critically acclaimed out of town guest artists, the work is slated for success.

Participating artists joining Erica Rebollar include Helanius Wilkins, Sharon Mansur, Dan Kwong, Sandra Lacy, Jack Kirven, Giselle Rusany, and Malcolm Shute.

About the Artists (full bios).

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Erica Rebollar’s “Rachmaninoff Prelude” is a condensation of quick-twitch, fast-fire movements performed at warp speed.

Erica Rebollar was born in Madrid, began studies at Washington School of Ballet, and completed her MFA in choreography at UCLA. As an undergraduate student, she received ACDA’s national award in choreography. With the founding of RebollarDance in 2003, Erica Rebollar created a modern dance collaborative where multi-genre artists can make innovative work.

Rebollar produced her first show in 1999 at Seatlle’s Mime Theater. She was a 3-time Lester Horton Award nominee in Los Angeles.  Awarded the prestigious Mabou Mines Suites residency program in NYC, Erica showed evening length works at PS 122 and St. Mark’s Church.  She was a recipient of Joyce Soho’s A.W.A.R.D show, performing at Judson Church, DTW (NY Live Arts), DNA, TPAC, and the Flea.

Upon relocating to DC, RebollarDance has received funding from the Art Council of Fairfax County, Kennedy Center’s LDCP grant, Culture DC’s Mead Theatre Lab Program/CityDance at Strathmore, and space grants from American Dance Institute and Dance Place. The company has performed numerous evenings at Dance Place, VelocityDC/ Harman Hall/Shakespeare Theatre, Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, ADI, Atlas, Roundhouse, and Jack Guidone Theaters. Nominated for two Dance Metro DC Awards, RebollarDance has been twice highlighted as a Season Pick in City Paper and Washington Post with features on WAMU radio, FOX 5, and NBC news shows, along with a feature in the “Arts and Power” issue of DC Magazine/Modern Luxury.  Hailed as “exactly what the District needs”, RebollarDance received a 2013 Dance Metro DC Award for “Excellence in Choreography”.

Erica was recently Visiting Artist and is the current full time Visiting Lecturer at UMBC’s Dance Department and adjunct faculty at GMU’s Dance Department. Erica is the 2016/17 recipient of the prestigious Pola Nirenska award for “Outstanding Contributions to Dance”. Her company RebollarDance is the awardee of Dance Place’s Space Grant for their recent spring tour. For more details, see

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FREE Fall events at Joe’s!

On Site / Insight

September 17th at 7:30 pm
Maida Withers of Maida Withers Dance Construction Company discusses her historic site-based works and presents films and photographs of works that took place locally and internationally inside and outside of buildings, at galleries and museums, earth sites, National Parks, and other non-traditional spaces.

Acts of Arriving Workshop

Saturday, September 27at 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Join The PlayGround for a series of hands-on workshops for all ages. Activities will include art and writing projects, mini-performances, and creative placemaking. Stop by for 10 minutes or the whole time.


Half Hangit Maggie, Cake in the Sky and Famous Birds
Saturday, October 11at 7:00pm
Pay What You Want
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and Joe’s Movement Emporium are partnering to offer this new incubator series for both locally-based and touring artists who want to develop new work with input from the community.

Acts of Arriving

Saturday, October 18 at 11:00am
Join The PlayGround for unique performances incorporating dance, spoken word, and original music while exploring and celebrating DC locations. Current schedule: 11:00 am @ Joe’s Movement Emporium, 1:30 pm @ Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market, 3:45 pm @ Meridian Hill/ Malcom X Park, 6:00 pm @ The Millenium Stage at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts