Announcing the CulturalFest Performance Showcase 2019 Lineup
We're excited to announce this year's incredible lineup of talented performers from all over the world at the FIUTS CulturalFest Performance Showcase 2019. These amazing individuals and groups will share music and dance at Meany Hall on Saturday, February 2; buy your tickets online now!
This year's CulturalFest performers are:
Natya UW (India): This Indian classical dance group features Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi dance forms to convey a story from Indian mythology.
Mariachi Quinto Sol (Mexico): Mariachi Quinto Sol will be performing regional music from Mexico, including romantic melodies, regional polkas, and songs from Mexico.
KUD Sevdah Seattle (Bosnia & Herzegovina): Their name “Sevdah” means “love” in old-Bosnian, and KUD Sevdah Seattle embraces the meaning of their name in their traditional folk dancing, featuring one-of-a-kind traditional outfits.
Rae Wong (China): Rae Wong will be performing a classical Chinese dance called 《点绛唇》or “Rouged Lips.” Her character’s depictions of her emotions of infatuation and disappointment touch upon themes pertaining to the value of women in society (as well as their self-perceived value).
Taiko Kai (Japan): This drumming group fuses traditional elements of taiko with modern themes to create contemporary rhythms and sounds, to embody the spirit of modern-day taiko.
Unplugged (India): Unplugged is a band that creates unexpectedly harmonious music by fusing pieces from their own ethnic backgrounds with pieces from Western culture.
Los Rebeldes de la Cueca (Chile): This group presents folk dances from northern Chile, representing traditional dances used in festivals.
Seattle Iranian Choir (Iran): The Seattle Iranian Choir will perform songs from various regions of Iran to reflect love, friendship, and the linking of humans across borders and cultures.
Hanwoollim (South Korea): Hanwoollim is a Korean traditional percussion band, whose drums and percussion instruments symbolize weather: janggu as rain, kkwaenggwari as thunder, Jing as sound of wind, and Buk as clouds.
Chinese Classical Dancing Group (China): This classical dance group will perform Snowflake, a dance choreographed by the group and featuring fans and long sleeves.
Seattle Irish Dance Company (Ireland): The Seattle Irish Dance Company blends traditional rhythms and music with more contemporary movements, to showcase technical skills and their love of dance performance.
General admission tickets are on sale now for $15 online. Discounted student tickets are available for $10 in advance at the FIUTS office (HUB 206) or at Wednesday Lunch (January 9). Tickets will also be available at the door for $15 if capacity has not been reached. Children 10 and under are free but do need a ticket to enter. Buy your tickets today!
Also, remember to join us for free cultural activities and more at the International Expo on Thursday, February 7, in the Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballrooms, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. See you there!
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