Monday, September 10, 2012
Local residents got to experience bite-sized chunks of the programs available at Joe's Movement Emporium.
If you always wanted to see what, exactly, goes on at Joe's Movement Emporium in downtown Mount Rainier, then you should have been there this weekend. On Saturday, Joe's Movement Emporium held their annual fall open house. Visitors got to try out yoga, zumba, belly dancing and modern jazz dancing, among others. Since 1995, Joe's Movement Emporium has been bringing the performing arts to the lower Gateway Arts District. They also offer a host of wellness classes, like daily yoga classes, and arts and crafts events. Joe's also runs a Theater Training Program designed to help young people find jobs in the local arts community.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Arts district resident creates death-defying, beautiful works of choreography on the trapeze.
The Hyattsville Wire has a fascinating interview with local high-flying acrobat Andrea Burkholder. Her day job, as one half of the ensemble Arachne Aerial Arts, includes devising and executing beautifully choreographed performances which combines trapeze artistry, gymnastics and ballet. "We do not create work that is about the tricks, as circus work is," Burkholder told the Wire in an email interview. "But we do stay committed to using our apparatus as the means to convey our work." The result is simply mesmerizing (for proof, see video above). Burkholder, a resident of the Hyattsville Arts District, teaches her craft to all skill levels down at Joe's Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Mount Rainier dance studio's plans to revitalize downtown garner attention from major arts philanthropy initiative.
Mount Rainier's Joe's Movement Emporium is one of 128 nationwide finalists for a grant from ArtPlace, a public-private philanthropic initiative which seeks to create vibrant communities through investment in the arts. More than 2,000 arts organizations applied for $15 million in ArtPlace funding in 2011. Last year, 34 organizations were awarded a total of $11.5 million in funds from ArtPlace. Joe's Movement Emporium applied for the grant to support its Vibrant Village initiative, designed to revitalize Mount Rainier's town center by creating partnerships between city agencies and private businesses. "This opportunity will highlight the talent of our local artists and give our business community new tools to create a vibrant scene …
Sunday, May 29, 2011
A roundup of the highlights from Patch's reporting this past week.
What a spectacular end to the week in Hyattsville! The sunny weather has driven us all outside for the summer weather endorphin high, and then back inside for the endorphin-spiking cool down. It’s just a great time of year to be alive. Here’s a roundup of some of the biggest news from Patch over this past week: Monday: Former Hyattsville City Councilwoman Polly F. Rogers passed away on May 19 in Jacksonville, FL. After marrying Ray Rogers in 1951, Polly lived and raised the couple's children in Hyattsville, according to The Washington Post. Rogers worked as a real estate agent for more than 36 years. She served on the Hyattsville City Council for 15 years. Helen Marion of Washington, D.C. comes out to Hyattsville to walk her dog along the …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Joe’s Movement Emporium's Theater Tech Program is a workforce development program, which addresses the lack of employment opportunities for young people in Prince George’s County.
Ingrid Argueta just completed audio/visual training at Joe’s Movement Emporium. Joe’s Theater Tech Program is a workforce development program, which addresses the lack of employment opportunities for young people in Prince George’s County. According to the Prince George’s County Youth Workforce Profile (published in 2010), 74 percent of youth ages 16-19 and 36 percent of youth ages 20-24 are unemployed. In 2009, in response to a number of inquiries from teens for employment, Joe’s launched TTP to prepare skilled workers for the A/V, hospitality, and theater industries and local businesses. Argueta, a Brentwood resident and senior at Northwestern High School, just finished learning about movie production. She helped make a movie using Joe’s…
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
About Steny Hoyer, HIP and Joe's Movement Emporium.
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, Hyattsville! Here are five things you need to know today: 1. There’s a planning committee meeting tonight from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at City Hall. 2. May 15-21 is National Police Week, a time to honor those officers who have died in the line of duty. President John F. Kennedy established the week in 1962. 3. You can plan your mall-shopping excursion before you head over to the Mall at Prince George’s by visiting this interactive mall map. 4. Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) will be in town today to launch the Sustainable Hispanic Homeownership Program and Educational Outreach Campaign. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. at the office of the Housing Initiative Partnership located at 6525 Belcrest Road, Suite …