You'll Learn from the Masters
One of the most exciting opportunities we offer dance majors at Mason is the experience of performing in significant dance works by master choreographers.
2019 Masterclass with RUBBERBAND Dance Group
Australia's Fiona Jopp works with Mason dancers
Alumna Kim Davis returns to give masterclass
Remembering Her Roots
Mason Alum Shares Knowledge
Our guest artist residencies are intense learning opportunities. After choreographers choose their casts, a challenging 10-day rehearsal period begins that parallels a professional work schedule. These long days result in a finished work that is performed in our 2,000-seat concert hall. Artists often return for the performances. We also enjoy watching our alums return to perform on the same stage where they began.
Guests artists have included such well-known names as Victor Quijada, Fiona Jopp, Lucinda Childs, Nacho Duato, Andonis Foniadakis, Robert Battle, Mark Morris, Lar Lubovitch, Alejandro Cerrudo, Kyle Abraham, Paul Taylor, Andrea Miller, Larry Keigwin, and Doug Varone. Students make connections that are invaluable to their careers.
We believe dancers learn best through dancing – there's no better way to grow artistically than by working and learning within some of the most compelling pieces. The variety, the intensity, the vibrancy of being part of something excellent is what these residencies are about.