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Mason Artist-in-Residence
A Joyce Theater Production
Directed by Caleb Teicher

The fire, fight, and sheer joy of swing dance inhabits the Center for the Arts in SW!NG OUT. Live music by Eyal Vilner’s Big Band accompanies the dancing and choreography created by the acclaimed Caleb Teicher with Lindy Hop champions Evita Arce, LaTasha Barnes, and Nathan Bugh. The dancers will also participate in community events and classes during their time as Mason Artists-in-Residence in the week surrounding the performance. Co-commissioned by the Center for the Arts, SW!NG OUT is a full-length multidisciplinary work showcasing the Lindy Hop, a swing dance style born in 1930s Harlem that has since exploded through to a vibrant, international community. The lively evening will conclude with a chance for everyone to join in and get swinging!

"Effortless, captivating, perpetually merry," - The New York Times

SW!NG OUT is a NYT Critic's PickRead the review by Gia Kourlas.

This performance is family friendly.

$50, $43, $30, half-price for youth through Grade 12.  

Run time: a 1-hour performance and a 30-minute jam session.

Before the Performance
A pre-performance discussion will take place in Monson Grand Tier, which is located on the third level of the Center for the Arts Lobby, 45 minutes prior to curtain. The conversation will feature Ross LeClair, Producer at The Joyce Theater Foundation, and will be moderated by Adrienne Bryant Godwin, Director of Programming for the Center for the Arts.

Free Tickets for Mason Students
A limited quantity of free student tickets will be available two Tuesdays prior to the event. Learn more.

SW!NG OUT is a Joyce Theater Production made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This work was commissioned and created, in part, with the support of The Joyce’s Artist Residency Center, made possible by lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Works & Process at the Guggenheim; the Center for the Arts at George Mason University; Northrop at The University of Minnesota; and with additional commissioning funds provided by The O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation. Music commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.
Additional creation support provided by Deborah and Charles Adelman, Alpern Family Foundation, Sarah Arison, Michèle and Steve Pesner, and Anh-Tuyet Nguyen and Robert Pollock.
Production residency funded by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and the Mason Artist-in-Residence program, which is funded, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the George Mason University Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Impact.