Fans of performing arts: mark your calendars for some exciting new performances this spring, both virtually and (possibly) in person.
The Hylton Performing Arts Center, a 102,000-square foot space in the Prince William region that’s home to two performance venues, announced updates to its spring programming on Jan. 26 via a pre-recorded video. Executive director Rick Davis and director of programming Adrienne Bryant Godwin said that a selection of free and paid online content will continue to be offered through Hylton at Home, and there is also the possibility of bringing back small audiences to Hylton Center’s Merchant Hall.
“We cannot wait to safely welcome audiences back into our venues, but for now we remain grateful for the support and flexibility of our audience, and the incredible resourcefulness of our partners in the Arts Alliance,” said Davis in a statement.
Paid events requiring tickets include pre-recorded performances by the 2020 Grammy® Award-winning quintet Ranky Tanky (pictured above), an intimate chamber orchestra performance by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields filmed in Trafalgar Square and the Afro-Colombian dance and drumming company Sankofa Danzafro. Live performances streamed from the Merchant Hall stage including the musical theatre Broadway Princess Party and pianist Jeffrey Siegal, who might accommodate a small in-person audience if conditions permit.
Hylton at Home Story Corner will also return, a series of performing arts-focused digital story times that’s a partnership with the Prince William Public Library. A Hylton at Home Community Arts Spotlight will showcase the talent of four artists or ensembles.
The season will culminate with a free virtual Celebration of the Arts Alliance May 6, 2021 at 7 p.m., featuring free recorded performances, interviews by Arts Alliance and Hylton Center leaders and a Raise Your Paddle auction benefiting the work of the center. Hylton on the Hill outdoor performances are expected to return during the summer months, with programming announced at a later date.
(Photo of Ranky Tanky above by Peter Frank Edwards)
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