Pre-Performance Discussions

Sponsored by the Friends of the Center for the Arts

Join us 45 minutes prior to the curtain for our Great Performances at Mason events, and enjoy our lively and popular Pre-Performance Discussions. These forums are led by local experts and, occasionally, by the artists themselves. Here, patrons are encouraged to ask questions and are able to gain a bit of insight and knowledge about our world-renowned guest artists. Held on the spacious and comfortable Grand Tier III Lobby, these captivating exchanges provide a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of a great performance!


Date Event Curtain Speaker
February 28, 2015Mark Morris Dance Group8:00 pmMark Morris; Artistic Director
March 1, 2015Mark Morris Dance Group4:00 pmNancy Umanoff; Executive Director
March 6, 2015Danú: 20th Anniversary Tour8:00 pmBenny McCarthy; Orignial Member of Danú
March 7, 2015Tango Buenos Aires: Song of Eva Perón8:00 pmRosario Bauza; Artistic Director Translator: Rei Bauze
March 21, 2015Virginia Opera: La Traviata8:00 pmGlenn Winters
March 22, 2015Virginia Opera: La Traviata2:00 pmGlenn Winters
April 12, 2015Todd Ellison and Friends4:00 pmMember of the Company
April 18, 2015Russian National Ballet Theatre: Cinderella8:00 pmMember of the Company
April 19, 2015Russian National Ballet Theatre: The Sleeping Beauty4:00 pmMember of the Company
April 24, 2015BBC Concert Orchestra8:00 pmMember of the Company
May 1, 2015MOMIX: Alchemia8:00 pmDan Joyce; GMU School of Dance Professor
May 2, 2015MOMIX: Alchemia8:00 pmDan Joyce; GMU School of Dance Professor


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