The Center for the Arts Invites You to Its 2022/2023 Season

Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies LIVE perform at the Center for the Arts on February 25, 2023.
Chloé Arnold's Syncopated Ladies LIVE! perform at the Center for the Arts on February 25.

The Center for the Arts at George Mason University announced its 2022/2023 season of mainstage performances, featuring a diverse lineup of artists and ensembles across many genres, as part of Great Performances at Mason and the Family Series. 

“The sheer joy of being together in a shared performance space still feels precious to me after these past two years, and I wanted to fill next year’s season with artists who will ensure that we all remember just how special it is to witness artistic brilliance live on stage,” shares Director of Programming Adrienne Bryant Godwin. “From kicking off the season with Kristin Chenoweth to presenting the Mason debut of Chloé Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies LIVE! to the return of audience favorite taiko drummers KODO from Japan, this season celebrates the unbridled joy of the performing arts.”

The Center also welcomes three 2022/2023 Mason Artists-in-Residence: Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, Bangalore-based “rock stars of the dance world” (New York Post); Native American collective with hip-hop influence Indigenous Enterprise; and GRAMMY-winning, radical cultural collaborators Silkroad Ensemble, who embrace a language of musical difference to create a more hopeful, inclusive world.

Indigenous Enterprise performs Indigenous Liberation at the Center for the Arts on April 29, 2023.
Indigenous Enterprise performs at the Center for the Arts on April 29.

Each residency will feature curated opportunities for Northern Virginia to get to know these artists with workshops, conversations, and events surrounding their performances.

Godwin notes, “Our three Mason Artists-in-Residence are all deeply rooted in cultural traditions, but each of them brilliantly presents their work through a unique contemporary lens. One of the premier Indian classical dance ensembles, Nrityagram will collaborate with Sri Lanka’s Chitrasena Dance Company, weaving together two dance vocabularies – Odissi from India and Kandyan from Sri Lanka. Indigenous Enterprise, who burst onto the scene only a few years ago, are honoring the Native American identity through high-profile appearances on mainstream television and collaborations with superstars like the Black Eyed Peas. I’m particularly excited to announce that the Silkroad Ensemble will be participating in a three-year residency, during which will support some of their ambitious projects under the new artistic direction of Rhiannon Giddens.”

A full listing of 2022/2023 Great Performances at Mason and Family Series performances can be found on the Center's website.

Season subscriptions are currently on sale to Friends of the Center for the Arts at or by phone at 703-993-2787. It's not too late to become a Friend and enjoy the many perks it includes, such as:

  • An exclusive Friends Priority Period (5/10-5/23) for subscriptions and tickets
  • Access to the Friends-only refreshment area with complimentary coffee and soft drinks at Great Performances at Mason events
  • Invitation to pre-and post-performance special events
  • Membership pin
  • Acknowledgement in performance programs

For the general public, subscriptions go on sale Tuesday, May 24 and tickets for individual events go on sale Monday, August 1. Explore 2022/2023 season details on the Center for the Arts’ website.