Mason Artist-in-Residence 

As the world’s first holiday show highlighting the African American tradition of stepping, Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show is a feast for the eyes and ears! Step Afrika!’s fabulous and furry friends from the Arctic Kingdom—Popper the Penguin along with polar bear twins, Pinky and Polo—ensure a fun and exciting experience for the entire family! Tune in as the celebrated performers of Step Afrika! spread holiday cheer to audiences all over the world. As a 2020-2021 Virtual Mason Artist-in-Residence, Step Afrika! will partner in a variety of ways throughout the academic year with George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Center for the Arts and the Hylton Performing Arts Center to create opportunities for artistic exchanges in the classroom and for the greater community. Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show will be filmed at the Hylton Performing Arts Center and streamed free of charge on Step Afrika!’s website.

Before the event at 6:45 p.m., Subscribers from the 19-20 season as well as current Friends of the Center for the Arts ($150+) and Friends of the Hylton Center ($150+) are invited to an exclusive Artists in Conversation featuring C. Brian Williams, Founder and Executive Director of Step Afrika!. Details for how to join the conversation will be emailed prior to the performance. Interested in special benefits such as these? Become a Friend.

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