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  • March 9, 2022
    Coming to the Center for the Arts this March, SW!NG OUT is a full-length multidisciplinary work showcasing the Lindy Hop, a swing dance style born in 1930s Harlem that has since exploded into a vibrant, international community.
  • March 9, 2022
    Washington, D.C. native Jay Staten has an incredible collection of achievements in activism, education, and dance. He’s absolutely thrilled to be performing in-person with Camille A. Brown & Dancers this April at the Center for the Arts. We had the delightful opportunity of conversing with Jay Staten about his upcoming visit to the Center for the Arts. Learn more about this incredible dancer in the following exclusive Q&A.
  • March 9, 2022
    D.C.-area dance enthusiasts have the opportunity to witness some of the most exquisite dance works from across the country this spring at the Mason Dance Company’s 2022 Gala Concert on March 25 and 26.
  • March 8, 2022
    Curious about what’s coming to the Center for the Arts next season? Want to ensure first pick of the best seats in the house? How about the chance to purchase tickets before the general public for special performances at the Center?
  • January 20, 2022
    As the Center for the Arts prepares to welcome fifth-generation circus performer, Gregory Popovich and his adorable furry and feathered rescue friends in February, we’d like to share some “pawsome” facts about the star behind popular Vegas act, Popovich Comedy Pet Theater. 
  • January 20, 2022
    On January 10, the Center for the Arts and Virginia Opera collaborated for a special Mason Arts at Home presentation of Let’s Talk Opera with Josh Borths. This episode examined the upcoming production of Three Decembers (at the Center February 5 & 6) and included a fascinating conversation with the show’s composer, Jake Heggie.
  • January 19, 2022
    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is a vanguard of classical music performance and under the direction of its new Music Director, Vasily Petrenko, is being recognized as one of the world’s most forward-thinking and boundary-pushing symphony orchestras in the world. Its 75th Anniversary program showcases a trio of 20th century gems, including Benjamin Britten’s sublime Four Sea Interludes and Rachmaninoff’s spirited Symphonic Dances. Elgar’s Cello Concerto will be played by cello virtuoso Kian Soltani, praised by The Times as a “remarkable cellist” and described by Gramophone as “sheer perfection.” This stunning concert of cherished works is the perfect performance to reconnect with live, classical music.
  • January 19, 2022
    The Center is thrilled to continue a lineup of spectacular performances this spring, including the return of legendary dance companies Pilobolus followed by Mark Morris Dance Group, the very next weekend.
  • January 19, 2022
    On Saturday, January 23rd at 7 p.m., Jeffrey Siegel will return to the Center for the Arts with his fan-favorite Keyboard Conversations® series, Fantastic Fantasies. Siegel will provide commentary on the music of Hadyn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Swedish composer, Stenhammar. His audience will have the pleasure to hear each piece played by Siegel in its entirety with a newfound understanding of the music’s context and meaning.
  • January 13, 2022
    Camille A. Brown & Dancers has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 2, 2022 Kristin Chenoweth will headline the 2022 ARTS by George! Benefit Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • December 3, 2021
    Prolific, Black female choreographer Camille A. Brown tackles these profound but straightforward questions through vibrant, intensely athletic, story-infused social dance that has brought the pint-sized phenom tremendous acclaim and catapulted her to fame.