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.


EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: FREE & very nearly FREE things to do at Joe’s this Weekend


  • Thursday, May 12th at 11 am: Watch students from Northwestern High School take to Joe’s stage in a performance that concludes their 9-week residency entitled “Movement Experience”. This moving showcase of the power of dance will have you leaping out of your seat to join them on the dance floor. FREE TO ATTEND. ALL WELCOME.


  • Friday, May 13th at 5:30 pm: A Joe’s staff favorite, see what the Club Joe’s kids have been working on all semester! Experience the warm wash of joy & pride as you watch children from local elementary schools perform dances traditions from around the world learned right here in Mount Rainier, MD. $5 PER ADULT. KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE. ALL WELCOME.

SATURDAY (Happy Gateway Open Studios Tour!)

  • Saturday, May 14th from 12 noon – 4 pm: Experience Arts Education as only Joe’s can serve it. The leadership team of Joe’s Art Education programs take to the studios to offer free hula hooping at 12 noon, free salsa lessons at 2 pm and free visual arts class at 3 pm. Consider this a free sneak preview of what Camp Joe’s has to offer. FREE. SOME AGE RESTRICTIONS APPLY.
  • Saturday, May 14th from 2 – 5 pm: Joe’s Movement Emporium’s highest flying artist resident company, UpSpring Studio, gives an all-access look into the world of aerial. Demonstrations offered in the lobby AND opportunities to sign up for a free mini-lessons for all ages and all abilities. FREE. ALL AGES & ABILITIES ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE.


  • Sunday, May 15th at 10 am: Join yoga instructor Stephen Bascietto, for Community Vinyasa Yoga. This free class runs through June 19th. The class features a moderately paced flow style class with a mix of standing/balancing postures followed by calming “yin style” floor postures. FREE DROP-IN CLASS!
  • Sunday, May 15th at 4 pm: A one-day-only opportunity to watch the classic fairytale story of “The Magic Horse” come to life before your very eyes. Zerkalo Musical Theater returns to Joe’s with their bi-lingual ensemble of child actors for this work-in-process showing. All ages welcome! PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH, CASH ONLY AT DOOR.