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Arts & Performances

For more than 30 years, the Weis Center has presented world-class artists to Bucknell University and Central Pennsylvania audiences.

In our programming and within our community, our goal is always to inspire:

  • Artists to do their best work and to share it with the University.
  • Audiences to recognize the spiritual power of art and its capacity to change lives.
  • Our communities to become active participants, rather than passive spectators, through the deep integration of arts activities between our campus and region.

Through this inspiration, we believe we can transform the nature of the world in which we live. Our hope is that when you attend a Weis Center performance, you share in an experience and moment in time with hundreds of others. When that happens, you'll leave inspired, moved and energized.

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The Weis Center’s 2019-20 Season

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Our 2019-20 season features 25 professional artists from around the globe and across a dozen different genres.

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Great Performances and Beyond

While on campus, visiting artists participate in a variety of residency activities, including master classes, lecture demonstrations, pre-performance talks and post-performance receptions. Together, these moments increase involvement in and knowledge of the arts within the University, local community and the region.

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Curricular Connections

Weis Center Curricular Connection Spring 2020

Building Curricular Connections

Many of the performances presented at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts feature additional programming where Bucknell’s faculty and students can connect with visiting artists through masterclasses, pre-show talks, class visits, and community meals. These active-learning opportunities support the core values of a liberal arts curriculum as they engage students with real-world problems and ideas, challenge students to think critically and increase cultural intelligence. Curricular Connections with artists are designed to enrich the educational experience at Bucknell by expanding the walls of the classroom.

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Weis Center for the Performing Arts Blog

  • Mar 9, 2020 2:27 p.m.

    Peking Acrobats Return to the Weis Center

    The Peking Acrobats will bring Chinese acrobatics to the stage on Friday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. For the last thirty two years, the Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and display their technical prowess at such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They push the limits of human ability, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. Families can enjoy free kids’ activities from the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Atrium. The performance is sponsored, […]
  • Feb 24, 2020 9:30 p.m.

    Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Weis Center: Traditional Irish Ensemble Danú to be Featured

    Danú will present traditional music of Ireland in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. Patrons can enjoy free pre-performance music from Bucknell Music Department students from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Atrium. Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. 2020 marks Danú’s 25th anniversary. Their standing-room-only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. For two decades, Danú’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki and vocals (Irish […]
  • Feb 18, 2020 5:59 p.m.

    Dramatic Reading of “Hercules” to take place at Weis Center

    Theater of War Productions will present a dramatic reading of scenes from Madness of Hercules by Euripides on Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The reading will be followed by community panelist remarks, culminating in a guided audience discussion. The text was translated by Bryan Doerries. This is a free engagement and tickets are not required.   Hercules is an innovative project that presents dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of scenes from Euripides’ Madness of Hercules — an ancient Greek tragedy about an unthinkable act of violence committed by an angry man with an invincible weapon—as […]

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