November 27th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #25: Benae Beamon (Tap Dance)

Welcome to our 25th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell community. Today, we feature a tap dance performance by Professor Benae Beamon. Benae Beamon is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Bucknell. Her research focuses on black queer ethics, which explores moral and social thought surrounding gender and sexuality.  As a performance artist and tap dancer, she uses movement, rhythm, and language as tools to highlight the intersection of identity and ritual, focusing on the way that the mundane can be sacred ritual. As […]

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November 20th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #24: Clair de Lune, performed by Chiara Evans ’21 and Clare Merante ’21 (dance)

Welcome to our 24th installment of Weis Center Sessions. Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell community. This week, we feature Bucknell students Chiara Evans ’21 and Clare Merante ’21 in a dance piece choreographed by Professor Er-Dong (Tony) Hu.    The title of the piece is “Clair de Lune” or “Moonlight” from Debussy’s Suite bergamasque. Professor Er-Dong Hu’s piece is a gentle and cerebral meditation on the dual qualities of illumination and beauty as brought to life by Bucknell dancers. During this time of despair and hopelessness, we look to these virtues to sustain us […]

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November 13th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #23: Rah Hite ’23 (Piano, Saxophone, Vocals)

Welcome to our 23rd installment of Weis Center Sessions. Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. This week, we feature Bucknell student Rah Hite ’23. Rah Hite is a sophomore from Wilmington, Delaware. Having started piano at age five, Rah has had a life dedicated to music, picking up several instruments along the way. He is a double major in Contemporary Music Composition and Computer Science, in hopes to use both to keep up with the rapidly changing music industry. In this piece, ‘Inevitable’, Rah will be playing piano, saxophone, and performing […]

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November 11th, 2020

Weis Center Snaps #1: Tom Solomon (Physics): “What is a Miracle?”

We are excited to unveil our newest series, Weis Center Snaps, featuring Bucknell faculty displaying passion for their craft with a 3-5 minute snap talk. We kick off Weis Center Snaps with Professor of Physics Tom Solomon (Bucknell University Department of Physics & Astronomy) as he answers the question, “What is a Miracle?” More info about Professor Solomon here. Enjoy! #WeisCenterSnaps

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November 6th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #22: Flora and the Gleaners, “I Am a Pilgrim”

Welcome to our 22nd installment of Weis Center Sessions. Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. This week, we feature Flora and the Gleaners, featuring Flora Eyster-Newburgh on flute, Mark Doncheski on vocals and acoustic guitar and Mary Hermann on acoustic upright bass. Flora shared that nine members of her family attended Bucknell over the decades. Her great uncle, botanist Dr. William Eyster, was a professor at Bucknell and he was the first Burpee partner growing at Bucknell grounds and on the Eyster family farm in Sunbury, PA where they coordinated hybrid […]

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November 5th, 2020

Weis Center to Host Virtual Holiday Performance

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will host a virtual holiday performance of Manual Cinema’s A Christmas Carol on: Saturday, December 5, 8 p.m. Sunday, December 13, 4 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 8 p.m. The runtime for the performance is one hour and is suggested for ages 5+. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Martha and Alan Barrick and Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate. In this world premiere online event created for audiences of all ages, interdisciplinary performance collective Manual Cinema takes on Charles Dickens’ holiday classic with a visually inventive adaptation made to […]

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October 30th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #21: Paul J. Botelho (Vocal Improvisation)

Welcome to our 21st installment of Weis Center Sessions. Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. This week, we feature Bucknell Music Professor Paul J. Botelho performing a vocal improvisation. Praised for his “vocal virtuosity,” Azorean-American composer/performer Paul J. Botelho performs worldwide. His work includes acoustic and electro-acoustic music, vocal improvisation, multimedia installation pieces, visual art works, and one-act operas. As a countertenor, he performs vocally primarily through extended technique and incorporates the voice into much of his music. His recent work explores vocal responses to composed and prerecorded sonic environments and […]

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October 23rd, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #20: Ryan Hill ’24 “Waltz for Debby” (Piano)

Welcome to our 20th installment of Weis Center Sessions. Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. This week, we feature Bucknell student Ryan Hill ’24 performing the piece “Waltz for Debby” on piano. Ryan is from Bethlehem, PA. Ryan is a music education major with a concentration in piano and is involved with the jazz band, improv club, theatre program, and Rooke Chapel singers at the university. He says, “Waltz for Debby is one of my favorite jazz charts, and in my opinion has a beautiful piano solo. There is a lot […]

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October 16th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #19: Nora Kamerow ’21 “Defining Beauty” (Poetry)

Welcome to our 19th installment of Weis Center Sessions. Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today we feature Bucknell student Nora Kamerow ’21 as she reads three original poems related to the topic of “Defining Beauty.” Nora’s poems are: Norma Jeane, kallos/beauty, and Fatal Rigidity. Nora is from State College, PA and is studying French, English and Creative Writing. Recorded at and produced by the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. Enjoy! #WeisCenterSessions

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