News: Center for The Arts at George Mason University postpones Camille A. Brown & Dancers and Kristin Chenoweth

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(FAIRFAX, VA)—The Center for the Arts at George Mason University today announced that it has postponed upcoming performances by two artists previously scheduled for January and February 2022. The Bessie Prize-winning dance company and artist-in-residence Mason Camille A. Brown & Dancers, which was scheduled to perform on Saturday, January 22, will debut at the Center on Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. Acclaimed TV and Broadway veteran Kristin Chenoweth will now headline the annual ARTS by George! fundraiser for the College of Visual and Performing Arts on Saturday, September 24 at 8:30 p.m.

“Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, we have decided to postpone Camille A. Brown & Dancers to April,” shared Programming Director Adrienne Bryant Godwin. “Similarly, and given the opportunity to do so, we have rescheduled Kristin Chenoweth to headline our 2022/2023 season opening event at ARTS 2022. by George! advantage.”

Godwin continued, “We are in close communication with all artists for the remainder of the Arts Center season and if any further updates occur we will let our audience members know as soon as possible.”

Current ticket holders for these two performances will be contacted about their options by the Center des arts box office. The box office is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (voice) 703-993-2787; (text) [email protected]

Tickets and program details for the Camille A. Brown & Dancers show in April are available on the show website.

New tickets for the performance of Kristin Chenoweth on September 24, 2022 will be available in mid-February.

ARTS by George! is an annual benefit held each September that raises funds for scholarships and community arts programs, including the seven academic disciplines of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), Mason Community Arts Academy, and Green Machine Sets. This event, unique to the DC area, brings together hundreds of CVPA students and faculty to collaborate on a series of performances and behind-the-scenes exhibits in open studios and rehearsal rooms on Mason’s Fairfax campus. . The event features lavish food and drink stations from top DC-area restaurants, culminating with the gala at the Center for the Arts. The annual event has collectively raised over $1.8 million since its launch in 2006.

Updated calendar event information:

Mason Artist in Residence
Camille A. Brown & Dancers
Saturday April 2 at 8 p.m.

(Previously scheduled for January 22 at 8 p.m.)
$46, $39, $28, half price for youth through grade 12

Called “one of the most sought-after choreographers of her generation” by The New York Times, Camille A. Brown reclaims cultural narratives of African-American identity through dance. Today, her Bessie Award-winning company Camille A. Brown & Dancers takes the stage at the Center for the Arts for the first time. In this performance, the company presents its choreography and artistic vision through a unique blend of modernity, hip hop, Africa, ballet and tap dancing. The company’s program includes selections from its acclaimed trilogy on race, culture and identity, including Mr. TOL E.RACNE;Turf” and “Milkshake” from ink; and the rousing tribute to New Orleans, New second line. Brown created choreography for Broadway Once on this island (2013) and choir boy (2019) for which she received a Tony nomination, as well as The Metropolitan Opera’s Porgy & Bess. She made her film debut choreographing Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom directed by George C. Wolfe on Netflix, and recently received the prestigious 2021 Distinguished Artist Award from the International Society for the Performing Arts and a 2020 Dance Magazine Award. This fall, Brown made history as the Met Opera’s first black production, choreography and co-director (with James Robinson), Fire locked in my bones, which opened the Met season in September 2021. She will also be the first black woman to direct and choreograph on Broadway in more than 65 years when for girls of color who have thought about suicide/when the rainbow is enough opening in spring 2022. Her bold work draws from both ancestral stories and contemporary culture, capturing a range of deeply personal experiences. As artist-in-residence, the company will hold masterclasses and engage with the community before its first performance.

A pre-performance discussion will take place at Monson Grand Tier, located on the third level of the Arts Center lobby, 45 minutes before curtain.

Kristin Chenoweth in concert
For the girls
Saturday September 24 at 8:30 p.m.
(Previously scheduled for February 12 at 8 p.m.)
$125, $85, $65

Is there anything Kristin Chenoweth can’t do? The Emmy® and the Tony Award-winning performer dazzles audiences in every role she takes on stage and screen. Join her as she takes center stage as the ARTS 2022 headliner by George! Gala. In this highly anticipated concert of Broadway favorites, pop classics and American standards, Chenoweth’s cheerful personality and versatile lineup shine even brighter than his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She left an indelible mark on Broadway with her performance as Glinda the Good Witch in Bad and like Sally in You are a good man, Charlie Brown. She lights up The west wing, Joy, and grow daisies are absolutely binge-worthy. His last album, For the girls, is a compilation of hit songs made famous by women who inspire him, including Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt. Don’t miss this down-to-earth and endearing comic artist who The New York Times call it a “perky artist with the powerhouse pipes” and help support Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts through its annual fundraiser to benefit the arts at Mason.

Additional information on ARTS 2022 by George! will be announced at a later date and updated on the event website.

All performances and artists are subject to change.
For the most up-to-date information, visit
cfa.gmu.edu.

The Arts Center is the premier destination for the arts in Northern Virginia. Each year, the Center welcomes hundreds of thousands of community members to its 2,000-seat concert hall. Centerpiece of artistic programming within the Centre, Great performances at Mason, is an annual season of national and international artists, showcasing the best in classical music, opera, jazz, world music, dance, theater and more. Part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University, the Center hosts many student and faculty performances presented by the Schools of Music, Drama and Dance, as well as events for the School of Arts. art and film and video studies, computer games Design and arts management programs. Understanding that an arts education is deepened through regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the Center for the Arts serves art lovers of all ages in the greater Washington, DC area.

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, DC, Mason enrolls nearly 39,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, remarkable diversity and commitment to accessibility.

For more information, please visit:
George Mason University Center for the Arts

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