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Caryn Lin: The Science of Sound

Summer Performances for Young Audiences

  • June 27, 2017 at 11:00 am
  • June 27, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Merchant Hall

Come hear and “see” what sound is all about! Sound waves become visible in this exciting performance that uses technology to transform sound into a multisensory experience. Caryn Lin uses her five-string electric violin, loop recorder, oscilloscope (a device that displays electronic signals and waveforms), and other special effect tools to create amazing soundscapes.

Performances take place at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Adults: $15; Child $5

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Latin Ballet of Virginia: Alma Latina

Summer Performances for Young Audiences

  • July 12, 2017 at 11:00 am

Merchant Hall

Embark on a tour of Latin American dance with the Latin Ballet of Virginia. Learn more about the steps and history of dances like the Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata along with Flamenco and Capoeira. Discover the origin of these popular dances in this lively celebration of Latin America’s rich cultural heritage that is steeped in tradition, rhythm, music, and dance.

This performance is partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts.

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Technical Theater Boot Camp 

  • July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Application deadline: July 14, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of performing arts venue? Does the world of production hold a unique appeal?  This summer, the Hylton Center will offer a one-week technical theater training “boot camp” led by professional Hylton Center staff and guest instructors to learners ages 16 and up. (Ages 14-15 with recommendation)

Fee: $300

Participants will learn:

  • Essential Skills of technical production
  • Basics of stage lighting, carpentry, rigging, and fly system operation
  • Sound equipment operation for reinforcement and effects
  • Good practices for safe and efficient stage crew operations

This hands-on class concludes with the students handling all technical requirements for performances of Dance and Popular Music, before a live audience.

Successful completion of Technical Theater Boot Camp I earns a Certificate of Technical Theater Training.  

General Information:

  • Classes include five 4-hour sessions with one 15-minute break daily; long pants and closed-toe shoes are required; work gloves recommended
  • Classes are led by professional George Mason University Hylton Center and College of Visual and Performing Arts Production staff

Register for Technical Theatre Boot Camp or for more information, email slandess@gmu.edu or call 703-993-9344. 

Scholarships available from Performing Arts for Kids (PAK). For more information, email slandess@gmu.edu or call 703-993-9344. 

Cello Fury: Melodies, Moods, and Movies

Summer Performances for Young Audiences  

  • August 2, 2017 at 11:00 am

Merchant Hall

This cello rock powerhouse featuring three cellists and a rock and roll drummer brings movie themes to life in a lively performance designed for children that fuses symphonic sounds with driving rock beats to create an unforgettable musical experience.

Adult: $15; Child $5

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