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TRINITY ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY'S CENTER FOR THE ARTS

February 2, 2009
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS

WELCOMES

TRINITY ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE

Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 7 p.m.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, AS THE COMPANY CAN NO LONGER FULFILL ITS TOUR OBLIGATIONS. 

 

FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 2, 2009“Simply intoxicating.” (San Francisco Examiner) Years of rigorous training is evident in every perfectly paced spin, leap and click performed by this spirited ensemble, making them a powerhouse of speed and sound that has electrified audiences around the world. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Trinity Academy of Irish Dance takes the stage at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts on Sunday, March 15 at 7 p.m. “Totally winning … witty and sassy,” writes the New York Post. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III.

Founded in 1990 by Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mark Howard, Trinity is the most widely known Irish dance program in the world. The prestigious Chicago/Milwaukee based school has garnered an unprecedented number of team world titles for the United States in Irish dance competitions. With the help of his World Champion Dancers, Howard has transcended the boundaries of traditional Irish dance, even as he honors and invigorates the art form.

Trinity has sold-out tours in Europe and Asia, and made appearances in distinguished venues, including the Kennedy Center, New York’s Joyce and New Victory Theaters, and Los Angeles’ Royce Hall. The company has also appeared in a number of feature films, including "Backdraft" and "Road to Perdition," and on national television, including "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, "Late Night with Conan O’Brien" and "Good Morning America." Trinity won two Emmy Awards for its performance on PBS television specials "One Step Beyond" and "World Stage," and was featured on the ABC special "Dignity of Children," hosted by Oprah Winfrey. “Trinity’s elegance and harmony almost take your breath away.” (Chicago Reader)

 

The Center for the Arts is pleased to recognize the generous support of PNC and the PNC Foundation as sponsor of the 2008-09 Great Performances at Mason Season.

Tickets for TRINITY ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE are $46, $38, $23.  Family Friendly!  All children, 12 and under, half price! Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the deck adjacent to the mainstage Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university lot K.  Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT MASON is a program of George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, the professional presenting arm of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The College of Visual and Performing Arts exists to create an academic environment in which the arts may be considered both as individual disciplines and as interdisciplinary forms that strengthen each other. Believing that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the College draws on a variety of professional presenting and producing units where artists from across the country and around the world regularly perform, give master classes, work with students during extended residencies and interact with the community in a variety of other ways. These programs at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, TheaterSpace, Galleries, Harris Theater and other venues, provide a diverse selection of challenging and entertaining cultural experiences for the University community, as well as Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. area. The College houses four academic departments: Art and Visual Technology, Dance, Music and Theater.

About George Mason University

George Mason University, located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor near Washington, D.C., is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, biotechnology and health care, Mason prepares its students to succeed in the work force and meet the needs of the region and the world. Mason professors conduct groundbreaking research in areas such as cancer, climate change, information technology and the biosciences, and Mason’s Center for the Arts brings world-renowned artists, musicians and actors to its stage. Its School of Law is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 35 law schools in the United States.