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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Weis Center Sessions #26: Joe Scapellato, “One of the Days I Nearly Died” (Reading)Welcome to our 26th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Joe Scapellato reading “One of the Days I Nearly Died,” from Big Lonesome. Joseph Scapellato is the author of the novel, The Made-Up Man, and the story collection, Big Lonesome. He earned his MFA in Fiction at New Mexico State University and teaches at Bucknell as an assistant professor in the English Department. Recorded at and produced by the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. ENJOY! #WeisCenterSessions
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 […]
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 […]