CVPA range and talent on display for Homecoming and Family Weekend

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Fall Dance Fest features innovative choreography from dance genres including modern dance, classical ballet and jazz on Oct. 18-20 in the Bondurant Auditorium.

An exciting complement of unique performances and exhibitions from Radford University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) will highlight Family Weekend and Homecoming/Reunion Weekend Oct. 19-21.  

An eclectic blend of dance, theater, fashion design, art and music will be on display for the guests and alumni who visit the campus for the festive fall weekend.

“We look forward to welcoming our families and alumni to campus for a weekend that will showcase the talents of our dedicated faculty and emerging student artists,“ said CVPA Dean Margaret Devaney.

The busy arts weekend on campus will swing into action as the Radford University Jazz Ensemble, the top big band in the RU JAZZ program that features works for larger jazz orchestras of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, piano, guitar, vibes, bass, drums and percussion, will perform “The Saints of Jazz” on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Performance Hall in the Covington Center. Admission is free.

Other CVPA showcase events during Family Weekend and Homecoming and Reunion Weekend are:
  • Fall Dance Fest, sponsored by the School of Dance and Theatre, featuring innovative choreography from dance genres including modern dance, classical ballet and jazz. Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Bondurant Auditorium. Tickets are free with a valid RU ID, $7 for adults and $3 for children. To reserve tickets, click here.


  • The Laramie Project, presented by the Department of Theatre and Cinema, chronicles the events surrounding the death of gay college student Matthew Shepard that catalyzed the LBGTQ movement. Shows are on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Pridemore Playhouse in Porterfield Hall. For ticket information, click here or call the Pridemore Playhouse at (540) 831-5289 or Hurlburt Student Center at (540) 831-5420

  • The Radford University Art Museum at the Covington Center will host a free opening reception for “Reflecting Herstory,” a new exhibit featuring Vivianne Carey, Caroline Rust and Noor ul ain Zaib’s body of work mirroring the identity and social justice intricacies of being a woman. The opening reception will take place from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.  Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday noon – 4 p.m. “Reflecting Herstory” featuring sculpture, painting and video works will run through Dec. 9 in the RU Art Museum in the Covington Center.
  • Radford’s Fall Fashion Show, sponsored by the Department of Design, will feature Radford students’ personal creations presented on the runway at the Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium. Saturday, 4 p.m. Admission is free.


For more information on the entire Homecoming and Reunion schedule, click here. For the full Family Weekend schedule of events, click here.

Oct 16, 2018
Don Bowman
(540) 831-5182