University Performance Series

Each year, the College of Visual and Performing Arts carefully selects world-class professional individuals or companies to perform for the campus and surrounding communities. These artistic and creative events are not to be missed.

2018-19 University Performance Series

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Photo courtesy of Columbia Artists Management, Inc.

Chinese Warriors of Peking

Set during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) this live stage performance, filled with high-intensity martial arts and breath-taking acrobatics, tells the tale of two rival martial arts disciplines competing in the ancient Chinese capital of Peking. Under the direction of Qui Jian, Chinese Warriors of Peking provides a culturally enriching experience filled with juggling, acrobatics, weapons handling, and live stage combat.

Performance Date and Location
Nov. 7, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

Tickets
General Public $15
Child $7.50
RU ID Free

Tickets go on sale three weeks prior to the event online or at the Hurlburt Hall Information Desk 540-831-5420.

 

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Photo courtesy of Bread and Puppet Theatre

Bread and Puppet Theatre

Bread and Puppet Theater was founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side, making it one of the oldest nonprofit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country. The company makes its income from touring new and old productions both on the American continent and abroad and from sales of Bread and Puppet Press’ posters and publications. The traveling puppet shows range from tightly composed theater pieces presented by members of the company, to extensive outdoor pageants which require the participation of many volunteers. Join us for what promises to be a wildly interactive experience!

Performance Date and Location
Dec. 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Student Recreation and Wellness Center MAC Court

Admission is free.

 

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Photo courtesy of Columbia Artists Management, Inc.

Havana Cuba All-Stars

This high-energy performance is a joyous celebration of Cuban music and dance styles. The Havana Cuba All-Stars are some of Cuba’s greatest musicians. With rhythms and melodies from the cha cha to the rumba, from “Son Cubano” style to the salsa, the All-Stars will showcase a wide variety of Cuban beats. The group is inspired by and dedicated to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music through a fresh, contemporary lens. 

Performance Date and Location
Feb. 11, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

Tickets
General Public $15
Child $7.50
RU ID Free

Tickets go on sale three weeks prior to the event online or at the Hurlburt Hall Information Desk 540-831-5420.

 

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Scottish Voices

Glasgow-based Scottish Voices is a group of female vocalists who have been performing and recording music together since 1991. The ensemble will feature a mixture of Scottish and American pieces performed by the singers with harp, percussion and piano accompaniments. This unique musical experience will include both modern and traditional Scottish music.

Performance Date
April 10, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Covington Center

Admission is free.