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Smith ISO’s Rhythm Nations is a hit

IMG_1433Last 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 the vibrant music—perhaps most notably the opening ceremony had students waving flags from all the countries represented within the Smith community. Each time a student would step up and yell out the name of their home country the crowd roared in applause and cheer. The energy of the crowd and presenters was undeniable.

A variety of performances showcased students from Asia, Latin America, Africa, and more. Some acts had more technical moves incorporated in their routines like Kyungeun Kim’s Jangguchum dance where the dancer appeared to be floating on air with her traditional dress and expert footwork. Others like SC Masti and Mount Holyoke’s Raunak Bhangra used colorful costumes and synchronized dance moves among the group’s performers to create an unforgettable performance blending traditional culture with modern pop. Some, like Yuting Ren’s Caiwei and the Vietnamese Student Association’s “Vi Co Anh” were performed in other languages where they were able to portray the song’s meaning through graceful gestures and dance routines.

Rhythm Nations celebrated the diversity of Smith; this event—like many others—successfully brought students together to celebrate different traditions and cultures.

To see more photos from the event, visit International Advancement on Facebook.

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