Smith ISO’s Rhythm Nations is a hit

Last weekend, Smith’s International Students’ Organization (ISO) hosted Rhythm Nations. The event was a celebration of Smith’s diversity through dance and song.

With twenty acts, Smith and Five-College students showed their appreciation for diversity and showed the audience the beauty of their cultures through performance. It was an exciting experience, from the colorful costumes to [...]

Smith College’s Korean Dance Club as popular as ever

Members of SmiKPOP pose for a photo.

From surprise flash mobs to guest performances, SmiKPOP has taken over the Five-College area with its hot dance moves and dynamic groove. SmiKPOP, short for Smith K-pop, is a Smith College Dance Club dedicated to dancing Korean hip pop. The club was founded in the fall of [...]

South Asia student group presents Jhalak on April 5

Founded in 1987, student organization EKTA is celebrating its 25th anniversary this academic year. “Ekta” means “unity” in several languages spoken in South Asia and the organization aims to weave together its members’ languages, cultures, faiths, and identities in order to form a community among South Asians and those who are interested in the region [...]

Rhythm Nations dance, music performances on stage Saturday

This Saturday, March 2, the International Students Organization presents Rhythm Nations at 7 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall.

Rhythm Nations is an annual cultural event featuring dance, music, and demonstrations from performers from all over the world. The event is a celebration of the many different cultures represented by Smith’s more than 300 international [...]

Five College Hanami Festival to be held in two weeks

Hanami (literally "flower viewing") is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers, especially cherry blossoms.

On Saturday, April 14, Smith’s Japanese culture organization, Sazanami, will host the Five College Hanami Festival, celebrating the Japanese tradition of flower-viewing. The event is being co-sponsored by the Five College East Asian Program and the [...]

EKTA presents Jhalak dinner, show, party

On Friday, April 6, EKTA (the South Asian Student Association of Smith) will present the Jhalak cultural show (including dinner and after party), featuring performances by South Asian student organizations, including Bollywood dance troupe SC Masti.

Ekta, which means “unity” or “harmony” in several South Asian languages, is a support network for all South Asian [...]

London Children’s Ballet in 18th year, founded by Smithie

Lucille Briance '75 founded the London Children's Ballet in 1994. Here, dancers rehearse for an upcoming production.

Smith alumna Lucille Briance ’75, founded the London Children’s Ballet (LCB) in 1994 “to give talented young dancers… a unique opportunity to perform as part of a professional ballet production.” The company’s next show is a production [...]