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Monday, October 25th, 2021

BalletX Returns to Weis Center to Present Four Innovative Works

Philadelphia-based contemporary ballet company, BalletX, will return to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. Masks are required. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Karl Voss and Chanin Wendling and family and The Standard-Journal. BalletX produces original choreography that expands the vocabulary of classical dance for all audiences. As Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company, BalletX unites distinguished choreographers with an outstanding company of world-class dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion and grace.  Founded in 2005 by Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, and now under the direction of Cox as artistic […]

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Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Pianist Michelle Cann to Present Works by Chopin, Florence Price, and Others

Pianist Michelle Cann will perform works by Chopin, Florence Price, Brahms and Bonds on Sunday, November 7 at 4 p.m. in the Weis Center Auditorium. Masks are required. Pianist Michelle Cann made her orchestral debut at 14 and has since performed as a soloist with numerous ensembles including The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.  A champion of the music of Florence Price, Cann performed the New York City premiere of the composer’s Concerto in One Movement with The Dream Unfinished Orchestra in July 2016 and the Philadelphia premiere with The […]

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Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Americana Duo Comes to Campus Theatre, Part of Weis Center Fall Season

Americana Duo The Honey Dewdrops will perform at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market Street in downtown Lewisburg, on Wednesday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. Masks are required. This engagement of The Honey Dewdrops is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish, together known as The Honey Dewdrops, have long felt the push and pull between their original roots in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia and their current home in Baltimore. It is the sound of their harmony-soaked songs, blended with the […]

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Monday, October 11th, 2021

Rhythm & Blues Legend Mavis Staples Comes to Weis Center in Late October

Blues and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Mavis Staples will perform at the Weis Center on Thursday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Auditorium. Masks are required. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Service 1st Federal Credit Union and WVIA. “I’m the messenger,” Mavis said on the eve of her 80th birthday. “That’s my job — it has been for my whole life — and I can’t just give up while the struggle’s still alive. We’ve got more work to do, so I’m going to keep on getting stronger and keep on delivering my message every […]

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Monday, October 4th, 2021

Performance Review: Red Sky

I was in awe of Red Sky’s performance of “Trace” on Tuesday, September 28th. The company’s distinct melody of magically choreographed movement and eye-catching visuals projected onto a screen behind the dancers made this presentation unforgettable. As the dancers glided on and off stage, the audience could feel the performers’ sense of unity and reliance on one another to tell these Indigenous origin stories. It was captivating to see soloists, duos, and larger groups as the constant variety held spectators’ attention for the full duration. The music paired perfectly with the loose, fluid movements and superbly showcased the beauty and […]

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Monday, September 27th, 2021

Jazz Vocalist and Celebrity Vocal Coach Performs in Free Concert at the Weis Center

Jazz vocalist Jeremiah Abiah will perform on Wednesday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. Masks are required. The performance is free and tickets are not required. Jeremiah Abiah, better known as ABIAH, is a renowned singer, songwriter, celebrity vocal coach, author and producer. He has recorded for Universal Records, eOne and several international labels. His recent recordings include collaborations with Common, Robert Glasper, August Green, Cynthia Erivo and Brandy.  His recordings include Chasing Forever, Life as a Ballad, Bottles and ABIAH SINGS NINA, which was Grammy nominated. In 2022, ABIAH will release his reimagined album of Madonna songs, ABIAH Sings Madonna.  The […]

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Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Air Play Returns to Weis Center with Contemporary Cirque Performance Ideal for Ages 4-104

Circus and science collide in a gorgeous homage to the power of air. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience and a huge snow globe will make audience members gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts. Acrobuffos’ Air Play returns to the Weis Center on Friday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Auditorium. Masks are required. The performance is 55 minutes in length with no intermission and is ideal for ages 4-104. The performance was conceived and created by Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone with air sculptures in collaboration with Daniel Wurtzel. Directed […]

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Monday, September 13th, 2021

Contemporary Indigenous Dance Comes to Weis Center, Performance Inspired by Sky and Star Stories and Features Six Dancers and Live Music

Canadian-based Red Sky Performance will perform their work “Trace” on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. There will be a pre-performance talk with Red Sky Performance’s Artistic Director Sandra Laronde on the same day as the performance, from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. Masks are required. Led by Artistic Director Sandra Laronde of the Teme-Augama Anishinaabe (People of the Deep Water), the group is currently in their 21st year of dance, theater, music and media. While at the Weis Center, Red Sky Performance will present the work, […]

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Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Music and Dance from Bali Comes to the Weis Center in Free Performance, Lecture/Demo Precedes Performance

Çudamani: Gamelan and Dance of Bali will perform on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. The performance is free, but tickets are required by calling 570-577-1000 or online at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice. There will be a pre-performance lecture and demonstration on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium facilitated by Music Professor Bethany Collier. The performance is sponsored in part by the Candland family, Remembering Mary Candland. It is co-sponsored by Bucknell University’s Department of Music in partnership with the Bucknell University Gamelan Ensemble. This engagement of Çudamani […]

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Friday, August 13th, 2021

Weis Center Announces In-Person Season that Includes Nearly 30 Performances

The Weis Center’s 2021-22 line-up includes a diverse schedule of nearly 30 live performances designed to inspire your mind, energize your body and restore your heart. Performances will include music from Bali, Venezuela, West Africa, Mexico, and Colombia, plus classical music, Americana and roots music, modern dance from three acclaimed companies, jazz, and family-friendly performances. Seven performances are free. Tickets for fall 2021 performances will go on sale beginning Friday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. by calling 570-577-1000, online at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or in-person weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Campus Box Office’s location in the Weis Center Atrium. The season […]

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