Students of George Mason University’s nationally acclaimed School of Dance will perform a quartet of thrilling and technically demanding works, choreographed by four of the biggest names in the field of dance.
The distinguished international lineup includes:
“We are so proud of our talented young artists, who are embracing the opportunity to perform works by some of the most influential choreographers of our time,” says Karen Reedy, director of the Mason School of Dance. Reedy goes on to give compellingly pithy descriptions of each of the four works in the “diverse and riveting” program.
“Robert Battle’s Awakening is a driving, primal, and rhythmic work for 12 dancers set to a score by composer John Mackey. Double Octet by Doug Varone takes audiences on a kinesthetic journey of sweeping and swirling motion [and features 17 Mason dance students].
“Manuel Vignoulle’s Black and White is a very personal duet inspired by the differences two individuals bring to a relationship, including gender, culture, background, and energy. And Rafael Bonachela’s Variation 10 is a musically sensitive work, rich in nuance and intricate movement vocabulary.”
Prior to the performance on Saturday, March 25, and starting at 5:30 p.m., is the Mason Dance Fête, an intimate opportunity for patrons to see students rehearsing sections and also to gain insights about the works and the choreographers, culminating in a reception with wine, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert.
All net proceeds from the Fête benefit the School of Dance scholarship fund.
Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, at 8 p.m. GMU Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Dr., Fairfax.
Tickets are $15 to $28, or $125 for Fête tickets. Visit www.cfa.gmu.edu or call 888-945-2468.
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