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- March 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm
“Formosa!” 16th century Portuguese sailors exclaimed when they saw a verdant island, thick with mountains and trees, rising out from the sea off the coast of China. Formosa, or Beautiful Island, was later renamed Taiwan. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, led by pioneering choreographer Lin Hwai-min, uses this legend as inspiration for its latest evening-length work. Using luminous projected images of Chinese characters as a visual backdrop and music by award-winning indigenous singer Sangpuy, dancers move with unparalleled grace to share the story of abstract beauty born of land and lore. For more than forty years, the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan company has thrilled audiences with its inventive blend of Qigong, martial arts, modern dance, and ballet to celebrate Asian culture and aesthetics. “No company in the world dances like Cloud Gate. It presents a distinct and mature Chinese choreographic language” (Dance Europe).
This tour is made possible by the grants from the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan).
$50, $43, $30
presented by Falun Dafa Association of D.C.
- March 12, 2018 - March 13, 2018 at 7:30 pm
- March 13, 2018 - March 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Take an enlightening journey through 5,000 years! SHEN YUN’S unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures; the ﬁve millennia of traditional Chinese culture. This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. You’ll explore realms even beyond our visible world. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms— classical Chinese dance—along with patented scenographic effects and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom. Traditional Chinese culture, with its profoundly optimistic worldview and deep spiritual roots, was displaced by communism in China. Today, only the New York–based Shen Yun is keeping this precious heritage alive on stage. And it’s an experience that will take your breath away.
For more information, visit www.ShenYun.com.
$180, $140, $120, $100, $90, $80
Moscow Festival Ballet
- March 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm
The exquisite dancers of the Moscow Festival Ballet showcase the traditions of Russian grand ballet in this performance of Tchaikovsky’s beloved masterpiece. Inspired by a fairy tale, Swan Lake follows the story of Odette, a beautiful princess who falls victim to a spell cast by an evil sorcerer. Celebrated for its stunning choreography by Petipa and Ivanov and, of course, its sublime score, this crown jewel of classical ballet continues to earn adulation from audiences worldwide. The esteemed Moscow Festival Ballet Company, founded in 1989 by legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet Sergei Radchenko brings together the best of Russian ballet. “The dancers of the Moscow Festival Ballet spoke to the soul through the body” (Post and Courier). The whole family will enjoy this stunning full-scale production complete with elaborate sets and beautiful costumes.
$56, $48, $34
Moscow Festival Ballet
- March 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Fifty graceful dancers from this world-renowned ensemble perform a ballet for the whole family. Cinderella is based on the well-known fairy tale about the kind but mistreated step-daughter and step-sister who is forbidden to attend the royal ball. When her fairy godmother magically appears, Cinderella’s fate is wondrously transformed. With enchanted melodies, opulent costumes, lavish scenery, hilarious physical comedy, and highly-skilled dancers, this performance is a family friendly treat for all to enjoy.
$56, $48, $34
- March 23, 2018 - March 24, 2018 at 8:00 pm
The Gala Concert is Mason Dance Company's crowning season event featuring dance by Mason’s beautifully trained dance majors. This Gala performance will also be presented at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Sunday, March 25, at 4:00 p.m.
The 2018 Mason School of Dance Gala Concert is a performance event. For information on the School of Dance’s fundraising event, please see the Mason Dance 2018 Fête.
Tickets: $25 full; $15 students, staff and seniors; $10 groups of 10 or more
- March 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm
A305, A307, deLaski 3009 and delaski 3011
The Mason Dance 2018 Fete is a fabulous evening that raises funds for School of Dance Scholarships. The event includes:
- a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception
- a ticket to the Dance Gala Concert with works by Doug Varone, Lars Lubovitch, Yin Yue and Ivan Perez, and
- a chance to mingle with School of Dance students, faculty, and supporters.
For information on sponsoring, please call Alice Magelssen-Green at 703-993-1593.