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George Mason University Announces 21/22 Season at the Center of the Arts Photo George Mason University Announces 21/22 Season at the Center of the Arts
by Gigi Gervais - Oct 16, 2021

The Center for the Arts at George Mason University gears up for more in-person programming for the 2021/2022 Great Performances at Mason and Family Series season with exciting events throughout November and December.

Mark Morris Dance Group Returns to National Touring with 37 Performances in 16 Cities Photo Mark Morris Dance Group Returns to National Touring with 37 Performances in 16 Cities
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2021

The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) will return to national touring for its 2021-2022 season, with sixteen confirmed stops between Brooklyn, NY and Berkeley, CA from October 2021 to June 2022.

Embracing Arlington Arts Releases HEALTH BENEFITS OF THE ARTS Podcast Series And One- Photo Embracing Arlington Arts Releases HEALTH BENEFITS OF THE ARTS Podcast Series And One-Stop Library Of Studies
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2021

The non-profit organization Embracing Arlington Arts has released its Health Benefits of the Arts media package consisting of a three-part Educational Podcast Series featuring three researchers from George Mason University, as well as a one-stop library of 100 study links providing evidence of these benefits.

Canadian Brass Announce CANADIANA Photo Canadian Brass Announce CANADIANA
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2021

As the most celebrated and enduring brass quintet in history, Canadian Brass unveil the first peek at their forthcoming and first ever all-Canadian album with the release of 'Hallelujah' - available now.

Arts Emerging Raises More Than $155,000 For Student Scholarships and Mason Programs Photo Arts Emerging Raises More Than $155,000 For Student Scholarships and Mason Programs
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2021

Arts Emerging: A Celebration of Renewal kicked off the start of the 2021 fall semester, while also marking the 20th anniversary of George Mason University's College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA).

Virginia Opera Will Require Proof of Vaccination of Negative COVID Test For Upcoming  Photo Virginia Opera Will Require Proof of Vaccination of Negative COVID Test For Upcoming Performances
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2021

Virginia Opera has announced its updated vaccination policies for all upcoming performances.

Mason's Performing Arts Venues Announce Vaccination Requirement Photo Mason's Performing Arts Venues Announce Vaccination Requirement
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021

George Mason University's College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) announced that beginning October 18, 2021 and until further notice, all attendees regardless of age who attend an indoor event or performance at the Center for the Arts, the Hylton Performing Arts Center, or any of Mason's CVPA performance and exhibition venues, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of their visit and present proof of vaccination and matching ID or show a negative COVID-19 test result upon entry into the venue.

Joffrey Welcomes Four New Dancers From South Korea, Spain and the U.S. Photo Joffrey Welcomes Four New Dancers From South Korea, Spain and the U.S.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2021

The Joffrey Ballet's Ashley Wheater MBE, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director and Greg Cameron, President and CEO are pleased to announce the addition of four dancers to the Joffrey roster for the 2021-22 season: Brian Bennett (Lanham, Maryland), Blake Kessler (Jacksonville, Florida), Yuchan Kim (Seoul, South Korea) and Miranda Silveira (Barcelona, Spain). With these new company members, The Joffrey Ballet has expanded to 43 dancers representing 13 countries.

BMDC Bequeaths Dance For PD Program to the Kennedy Center and George Mason U. School  Photo BMDC Bequeaths Dance For PD Program to the Kennedy Center and George Mason U. School of Dance
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2021

Bowen McCauley Dance Company, the award-winning contemporary dance company who closed out its 25th and final season tonight at The Kennedy Center, announces partnerships with The Kennedy Center and George Mason University's School of Dance to continue free Dance for Parkinson's Disease (Dance for PD) classes. Earlier this year, BMDC announced a similar partnership with the Maryland Youth Ballet, and this triad of partnerships will ensure that Dance for PD classes are accessible throughout the DC Metro area.

The Center For The Arts Presents ARTS EMERGING: A CELEBRATION OF RENEWAL Photo The Center For The Arts Presents ARTS EMERGING: A CELEBRATION OF RENEWAL
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2021

The start of the 2021 fall semester marks the 20th anniversary of George Mason University's College of Visual and Performing Arts.

The Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces 'Artists and Thinkers: An Intimate Conversatio Photo The Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces 'Artists and Thinkers: An Intimate Conversation Series'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021

Amidst its active season of live outdoor programming and events, the Hermitage Artist Retreat is launching a new virtual series spotlighting the brilliant curators and Hermitage alumni who have developed their work and craft in residence at the Hermitage.

September and October Lineup Announced For The Hylton Performing Arts Center Photo September and October Lineup Announced For The Hylton Performing Arts Center
by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2021

On October 10, pianist Jeffrey Siegel officially relaunches indoor Hylton Presents performances in Merchant Hall with his concerts with commentary Keyboard Conversations Classics Declassified. Siegel hands off the baton to the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra on October 30 for their Big Band Era performance Swingin' with the Met.

September and October Lineup Announced at The Center For The Arts at George Mason Uni Photo September and October Lineup Announced at The Center For The Arts at George Mason University
by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2021

Fall performance tickets will be available for presale to the Friends of the Center for the Arts on August 3 at 10 a.m. and to the general public on August 10 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available for purchase in person at the Center for the Arts Ticket Office (open Tuesday‚ÄďSaturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), by calling 703-993-2787, or through the Center for the Arts' website.

Heather McDonald's AN ALMOST HOLY PICTURE to Close Out Everyman Theatre's 2021/2022 S Photo Heather McDonald's AN ALMOST HOLY PICTURE to Close Out Everyman Theatre's 2021/2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 2, 2021

From July 12 through August 22, An Almost Holy Picture, written by Heather McDonald and directed by Everyman Associate Artistic Director Noah Himmelstein, will be available for patrons to access digitally in their homes for $30.

 BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Adelina Mitchell Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Adelina Mitchell
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 21, 2021

Sometimes a young artist makes a big impression on an ornery arts reviewer first time out of the box. Today’s subject Adelina Mitchell did just that to me and my wife a few years ago. More on that later on in the column. Now you can see her incredible talents for yourselves from the comfort of your own home Constellation Theatre Company’s streaming presentation of The Last Five Years. The production is available from June 22nd through July 11th.

BWW Review: LUTHER'S TRUMPET at Mason Arts At Home And George Mason University's Scho Photo BWW Review: LUTHER'S TRUMPET at Mason Arts At Home And George Mason University's School Of Theater
by Rachael F. Goldberg - May 31, 2021

'Luther's Trumpet' is a fair production with an interesting premise - some parts are more intriguing than others, so the overall impression leaves a little more to be desired. But those electric moments when Luther confronts his adversaries and his stirring speech at the show's close definitely elevate it beyond that 'fair' evaluation into something fascinating.

Hylton Performing Arts Center Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Hylton Performing Arts Center Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2021

The Hylton Performing Arts Center announced a full lineup of indoor and outdoor programming for the 2021-2022 season during a pre-recorded video announcement for subscribers and Friends of the Hylton Center Thursday, May 27 at 7 p.m.

Mason's College Of Visual And Performing Arts Announces 21-22 Young Alumni Commission Photo Mason's College Of Visual And Performing Arts Announces 21-22 Young Alumni Commissioning Project Winners
by A.A. Cristi - May 21, 2021

George Mason University's College of Visual and Performing Arts has announced the recipients of the third round of its Young Alumni Commissioning Project Awards.

George Mason University's School Of Theater Announces Djola Branner As New Director Photo George Mason University's School Of Theater Announces Djola Branner As New Director
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2021

George Mason University's College of Visual and Performing Arts announced artist educator and co-founder of Pomo Afro Homos Djola Branner will be the next Director of the School of Theater. Branner starts July 1, transitioning from his most recent role as Professor of Theater at Hampshire College.

Kristin Chenoweth & More Announced for The Center for the Arts at George Mason Univer Photo Kristin Chenoweth & More Announced for The Center for the Arts at George Mason University 2021/2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 2021

The Center for the Arts at George Mason University announced the 2021/2022 season of Great Performances at Mason. The announcement includes a return to in-venue performances, featuring an outstanding lineup of national and international artists and ensembles across the disciplines of classical music, opera, jazz, global music, theater and more.

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