We need your Stories! 1 MILE RADIUS PROJECT


E X P E R I E N C I N G    S P A C E   D I F F E R E N T L Y


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


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Send videos, pictures, and stories of the spaces you love ornotice. 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?


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Through sidewalk chats, interviews, movement, and filmcollaborations, 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. Rainier/Brentwood 1 mile radius, we want you involved. Contact Orange Grove Dance, Joe’s, or Brentwood Arts Exchange to schedule an interview, or share an idea ofhow you would like to be involved.


  • What is your favorite place in the neighborhood?

  • How do you get there?

  • Why is that place special to you?

  • TELL US: orangegrovedance@gmail.com

This performance is part of the NextLOOK series. For more information click here.



Zerkalo Musical Theater’s brings their rendition of Oscar Wilde’s “The Star Child” to the Mt. Rainier, MD community

The “Star Child” or “What makes a person truly beautiful” comes to Joe’s free of charge for all children

Mount Rainier, MD – Jan. 16, 2016: Sunday Feb. 7, 2016 at 4 pm Zerkalo Musical Theater’s theatrical music and dance production, “The Star Child” based on the story by the famous English author Oscar Wilde, comes to Joe’s. As part of Joe’s mission to present accessible and affordable arts experiences to the community, Joe’s has partnered with the McLean, VA based Russian company to offer their free of charge to children. Adult tickets are $5, all children 12 and under are welcome for free. An adult must accompany all children. Tickets are limited.

Joe’s own Arts Education Director LaTanya Robinson introduced Zerkalo (“mirror” in Russian) Musical Theater’s founder and director Alexey and Olga Predit to Joe’s Movement Emporium back in September of 2015. The theater group and Joe’s partnered to bring their winter production of “The Star Child” to Joe’s community at a significantly reduced price. In order to make productions like this work, Joe’s is reliant on loyal donors whose dollars ensure arts education has a home a Joe’s. Joe’s will have an opportunity for donations at the event.

About “The Star Child”

Zerkalo Musical Theater first presented the Star Child in Russian at the 5th International Festival of the Russian Speaking Children’s Theaters. Our actors won prizes for the best male and female lead roles. The Theater won the nomination for the best expression of humanistic values. The script along with the original Russian songs was translated into English almost entirely by the young actors.

This story is about the Star-Child whose beauty has caused him to grow proud, cruel, and selfish. He denies that an ugly beggar woman is his mother. Learning he is wrong, he vows to search for her throughout the world. This story is about transformative power of determination, love, and compassion.


More information can be found on Joe’s website. Tickets for the performance are $5 per adult, children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here. For more info, visit the website or call 301-699-1819.


Joe’s Movement Emporium is the largest independent performing arts center in Prince George’s County, MD. Founded in 1995, it is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that incorporates dance, movement and performing arts traditions from around the world into exceptional educational and artistic experiences. Joe’s unique ability to utilize the arts as a vehicle for progressive education, workforce training and economic growth have made it one of the most well- respected nonprofit organizations in the region.