Dance Gala Concert

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Guest artist and visiting faculty, Jean Emile, works with the Mason School of Dance students to hone their craft.

Save the date for our Virtual Mason Dance Company Gala and Fête.

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Dancers in the wings from original 2002 performance of Sunlit Song, choreographed by Susan Shields.

Saturday, March 27, 2021, 8 p.m.

This special evening of dance and celebration is not to be missed!

Witness the power and resilience of dance as the Mason Dance Company takes the stage for this year’s virtual Gala Concert, which will be free and streamed to the public as part of Mason Arts at Home. This performance features Mason dancers at the beginning of their careers performing a premiere by Hope Boykin, a highly celebrated performer who recently completed her 20th and final year as a company member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and a revival of Sunlit Song by faculty member and former Director of the School of Dance Susan Shields. 

This free event will be available to watch beginning Saturday, March 27 at 8 p.m. ET simultaneously on the Center for the Arts webpage and GMU-TV. 

Prior to the 8 p.m. Dance Gala Concert, the 2021 Mason Dance Fête will feature an exclusive, live, virtual event for sponsors and donors at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event will support School of Dance student scholarships. To register and find out more about this celebration of the excellence, resiliency and legacy of the School of Dance visit the School of Dance website.

Dance Gala Concert 2019