Orange Grove Dance Deepens Understanding of Mount Rainier though Dance, Film and Projections

The group returns to Joe’s Movement Emporium for an expansion of their original residency concept.

Orange Grove Dance return to Joe’s Movement Emporium April 16 – 20 for a NextLOOK residency at Joe’s Movement Emporium in partnership with The Clarice. The revival of “The 1 Mile Radius Project” will happen throughout Mount Rainier, MD on Friday, April 20th at 7 pm. Last year saw record-breaking crowds participating in this interactive art installation combined with innovative dance techniques by University of Maryland students. This year looks to deepen the exploration of the neighborhood building on footage and stories already captured in 2017. Tickets are pay-what-you-wish and can be purchased online at www.joesmovement.org/The1MileRadius. Joe’s is located at 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712.

 

About The One Mile Radius Project

An expansion of Orange Grove Dance’s 2016-2017 NextLOOK residency, part two of The 1 Mile Radius Project  allows for deeper exploration of the unique spaces within a one-mile radius of Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, MD. “Our human imprint and the memory of our movement linger in spaces well after we have migrated through them,” states Orange Grove Dance co-founders Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves. The 1 Mile Radius Project will explore these imprints and through dance, film and projections, it will investigate the personal and uniquely traversed spaces of the community, zooming into and magnifying the intimate nooks and crevices of seemingly familiar areas.

About Orange Grove Dance

Orange Grove Dance, founded in 2007 by Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves, is built on the ideals of integrating dance, design, film, and movement with all communities.

Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves are dancers, choreographers, filmmakers, and teaching artists. They have been making work collaboratively for over ten years as the Artistic Directors of Orange Grove Dance. In 2017 they were selected as the ‘Audience Choice Award’ winner of the 34th Annual Choreographers Showcase Award for their work Holding, Here, which was described by Dance Metro DC as a “magically spun… visual tale of suspension, tension, and community within a multilayered moving painting”.

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:              Orange Grove Dance in “The One Mile Radius Project”

WHEN:             Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7 pm

 WHERE:            Event begins in the Meyer Performance Theater, Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712. Guests should expect to walk with installation throughout Mt. Rainier. 

COST:              Tickets are pay-what-you-wish and can be purchased online at www.joesmovement.org/onemileradius.

 

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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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Ally Theatre Company Kicks Off its First Season with the D.C. Premiere of James Ijames’ Fevered Look at American History

When the Mother of America stands trial, will anyone emerge innocent?

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Ally Theatre Company—D.C.’s newest theatre company dedicated to art that’s designed to engage audiences through acknowledging and confronting systemic oppression in America—kicks off its inaugural season with the regional premiere of James Ijames’ The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington.

Christmas Eve, 1800. The Mother of America, Martha Washington, lays on her deathbed at Mount Vernon, surrounded by the slaves who will be freed upon her passing. In a fever dream of terrifying theatricality, Martha and the rest of America, yesterday and today, are put on trial for their crimes.

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“I am thrilled to bring James Ijames’ brilliant play to DC after its 2014 world premiere in Philadelphia,” says Ty Hallmark, Ally’s Founding and Producing Artistic Director, who also will be directing the show. “There was never a question that Ally Theatre Company would mark its debut with Miz Washington, as it perfectly demonstrates our mission to highlight and elevate voices unheard and spaces unseen. Our first production is just the beginning of what we hope will be a long dialogue with the community, both in the Gateway Arts District and Washington, DC, at large.”

A bold, clever, and damning look at slavery, its perpetrators, and its legacy, Miz Washington holds a mirror up to America’s past and dares us to look away.

FEATURING

Ivana (Tai) Alexander*
Taunya Ferguson*
Tanya Chattman
Nate Shelton
Reginald Richard*
Jonathan Miot
With Jane Petkofsky* as Miz Martha Washington

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Audrey Bodek, Set Design; Alison Samantha Johnson, Costume Design; Lolita Clayton Horne, Dramaturgy; Katherine Offutt, Props Design; Hope Villaneuva, Sound Design; E-hui Woo, Lighting Design; Angelisa Gillyard, Assistant Director/Choreographer and Charles Lasky, Stage ManagerDirected by Ty Hallmark*

April 22-May 20 2017
Joe’s Movement Emporium
3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier MD 20712
(301) 699-1819
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