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Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 2:00pm
Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: SOT Musical Performance

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Music & Lyrics by Roger Miller
Book by William Hauptman
Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
Directed by Thomas W. Jones II, Professional Artist in Residence

Mark Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi in this musical adaptation of Huck Finn. Our ...Read More


Fall New Dances

Thursday, Nov 08, 2018 8:00pm
Friday, Nov 09, 2018 2:00pm
Friday, Nov 09, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fall New Dances

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Every dance is a premiere, and all were created by choreographers at the start of their careers.

Tickets:
$15 full;
$10 students, staff and seniors:
$7 groups of 10 or more

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Spectrum Dance Theater: A Rap On Race

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Spectrum Dance Theater

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This innovative new work enlivens the current conversation around race and equity, mixing dance and theater to create a fully original, groundbreaking work. It is based on a momentous public conversation held in 1970 between anthropologist Margaret Mead and novelist J...Read More


Dance Innovations

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 8:00pm
Friday, Dec 07, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Dec 08, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Dance Innovations

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Tickets:
$15 full
$10 students, staff and seniors
$7 groups of 10 or more

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: The Nutcracker

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Christopher Zimmerman, conductor with The Fairfax Ballet

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker  

Experience this timeless holiday classic with the FSO and the Fairfax Ballet – a holiday tradition your family will always cherish.  Enjoy a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, sugar plum fairies ...Read More


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 4:00pm
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Moscow Ballet

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Celebrate this Christmas with the experience taking North America by storm! Marking the 25th Anniversary Tour, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production and world class Russian artists. Larger than life Puppets, Nesting Dolls and gloriously hand-crafted co...Read More


Shen Yun

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 7:30pm
Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 2:00pm
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 7:30pm
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 7:30pm
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 2:00pm
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 7:30pm
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 1:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 7:30pm
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 7:30pm
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 2:00pm

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This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. You’ll explore realms even beyond our visible world. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms—classical Chinese dance—along with patented scenographic effects and all-original orchestral works, Shen...Read More


MOMIX

Friday, Jan 25, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Momix

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Opus Cactus

Marvel at the magnificence of the American Southwest landscape, abounding with towering cacti and slithering lizards, brought to life by the wildly inventive minds and bodies of MOMIX. Surreal, wondrous, and enormously imaginative, Opus Cactus is a full ev...Read More


Havana Cuba All-Stars

Saturday, Feb 09, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Havana Cuba All Stars

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Asere! A Fiesta Cubana

Back by popular demand, the amazing dancers and musicians of the Havana Cuba All-Stars return with a jubilant spectacle of sizzling rhythms, joyous trumpets, and authentic Cuban dancing. You will be transported to the island’s cigar-infused Lati...Read More


Mark Morris Dance Group

Friday, Mar 01, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 02, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Mark Morris Dance Group

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With the MMDG Music Ensemble

Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG), one of the most revered contemporary dance companies performing today, returns to their Northern Virginia home at the Center. This influential dance company performs to live music by the MMDG Music Ensemble ...Read More


Mozart's Clarinet Concerto

Saturday, Mar 09, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Christopher Zimmerman, conductor
Ismail Luminovsky, clarinet
Bowen McCauley Dance Company

Program:

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, Ismail Luminovsky, clarinet
Gershwin: Preludes for Clarinet and Strings
Eryilmaz: Concerto for Clarinet and Imaginary Folk Dancers
Eryilmaz:  Dances of the Yogurt Mak...Read More


Mason Dance Company Gala at the Center for the Arts

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Dance Gala

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The Gala Concert is Mason Dance Company’s crowning season event featuring a program of works by contemporary professional choreographers.

Tickets: $28 adults, $15 Students and Seniors

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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Russian National Ballet: Giselle

Saturday, Apr 06, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Russian National Ballet

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Giselle

The Russian National Ballet performance of Giselle will hold you spellbound with its haunting romantic story, stirring score, sumptuous choreography, and exquisite dancing. In this tale of love, betrayal, forgiveness, and redemption, a heartbroken peasant girl...Read More


Russian National Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

Sunday, Apr 07, 2019 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Russian National Ballet

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The Sleeping Beauty

The whole family will enjoy this lavish production of the charming fairy tale The Sleeping Beauty performed in grand Russian style by the Russian National Ballet. With choreography by ballet master Marius Petipa set to Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous score,...Read More


Spring New Dances

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 8:00pm
Friday, Apr 12, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Spring New Dances

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Meet the next generation of contemporary choreographers.

Tickets available after Aug 1, 2018.

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Parsons Dance

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Parsons Dance Company

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New York City-based Parsons Dance is internationally celebrated for creating and performing American modern dance that is positive, life-affirming, enriching, and accessible. Founded in 1985 by Artistic Director David Parsons and Tony Award® -winning lighting designer...Read More


Dance Innovations

Friday, May 03, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, May 04, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Dance Innovations

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New work by various emerging choreographers.

Tickets available after August 1, 2018

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Dance Studio Series

Tuesday, May 07, 2019 6:00pm

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Learn more about a new choreographer’s creative process.

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