Coming to Bloom U. in the 2021-22 year. Public ticket sales will begin Monday, August 2nd.
9/25/2021, 7:30 PM – Black Violin
Black Violin is an American hip hop duo from Fort Lauderdale, Florida comprising two classically trained string instrumentalists, Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste, who go by the stage names Kev Marcus and Wil B. For over a decade, the classical-meets-hip-hop duo has steadily built a devoted following — culminating in two sold-out shows at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with the National Symphony Orchestra commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death.
10/15/2021, 7:30 PM – The Brazilian All Stars (Homecoming Weekend!)
Join the Brazilian All Stars for a uniquely memorable and spectacular musical journey through Brazil’s most famous songs, Sambas, Bossa Novas, Ballads, Choro, Fado, virtuoso instrumental tracks and more. The unique sound of the music of Brazil is a fusion of styles: Portuguese, American jazz, Cuban and African rhythms, plus additional influences from other South American regions. Veteran Brazilian musicians join with the next generation of talent in this super group, The Brazilian All Stars.
11/12/2021, 7:30 PM – The Second City
Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater tours the nation with “The Best of The Second City.” This must-see show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Keegan-Micahel Key, Aidy Bryant, Alan Arkin and more. Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating nearly sixty years of producing cutting edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest.
1/31/2022 through 2/5/2022 (Public Performance on 2/5/2022, 7:30 PM) – Actors from the London Stage
Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS) company ethos and mission is simplicity at its finest. Five actors take the stage, with minimal props and costumes, and direct themselves in a performance of a complete Shakespeare play, with each actor portraying multiple roles.
But the performance is only part of this experience – Bloomsburg University will be hosting AFTLS in residence all week to engage with our Theatre Arts students and lead a series of classes and workshops throughout the residency week. The goal: to interpret Shakespeare’s text as a blue print for performance and as a gateway to its wide-ranging, transformative poetry.
2/19/2022, 7:30 PM – Syncopated Ladies
Syncopated Ladies is a female tap dance band from Los Angeles, CA created by Emmy award nominated tap dancer and choreographer Chloe Arnold. Syncopated Ladies’ viral videos have amassed over 50 million views, and their work has been featured on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, Good Morning America, at the US Open, and in partnership with megastar Beyoncé. The band also works to provide equal opportunity and access to high quality dance education to underrepresented minorities while creating healing works of art that celebrate culture, build self-esteem, and empower the voices of girls and women.
3/25/2022, 7:30 PM – Tango Argentina
Marcos Ayala, artistic director and choreographer, has created an extraordinary and thrilling program with Tango Argentina. Designed so that the public can imagine how tango has evolved throughout its history, Tango Argentina features a dozen of Argentina’s greatest tango dancers and musicians. Since 2016, it has toured extensively throughout China, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, Central and South America. Bloomsburg University is excited to be part of their inaugural tour across the United States.