Cultural Performance - Embody the Rhythm

Vision:  Encourage cultural appreciation on campus through a one-night cultural dance event that showcased tradtional dances from several different countries.

Community need:  The Pittsburgh community may lack cultural awareness of a variety of different cultures present and active in the community itself.

Impact:  An audience of 115 people enjoyed and were enriched by 21 short cultural performances by 85 dancers representing 9 distinct cultures:  United States, Chinese, Indian, Ukrainian, Syrian, Greek, Latin American, Thai, and Filipino.


Additional Information:
Sample Documents

Timeline Marketing Checklist Group Email Film/Photography Consent Form |  Marketing Letter Flyer Event Script & Schedule |  Insights Event Checklist 

Skill Building Resources

Teamwork Planning Meetings Effective Communication Conflict Resolution Follwership Identifying an Issue Developing a Vision Statement Conducting a Resource Analysis

Other Cultural Performance Ideas

Tiffany Tupper (2009, Chatham), Amal El-Ghazaly (2009, CMU), and Emily Ferris (2009, CMU) synthesized their experiences in Egypt and Lebanon to create "MENA Day," a celebration of the diverse cultures in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with a focus on the plight of refugees.


Team Members

Alexis Manino(Pitt-Oakland, Italy, Environment)

Natalie Vazquez(Chatham, Spain, Arts and Culture)

Jillian Gross (Duquesne, Costa Rica, Children, Youth, and Family)

Tiffany Grossi(Pitt-Oakland, Spain, Education)

Shelby Sharpnack(Duquesne, Antilles, Environment)

Christine Hedden(CMU, Ireland, Arts and Culture)

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