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Bollywood Throwback

"Bollywood Throwback" is performed by the Dance Coalition of Ohio State at Taste of OSU on the campus of The Ohio State University on January 28, 2011. The dance which will take you on a magical journey throughout the decades of Bollywood and its musical masterpieces. The pieces engage the audience in the Indian culture and demonstrates how India and Bollywood have evolved over time. The dance depicts the similarities and differences between 1960's India-to present. It is clearly visible through the music how Bollywood has merged both western and Indian Culture. Bollywood has consistently produced hits for not only the Indian community, but for people all over the world to enjoy. The music and dance performance goes into the roots of Indian culture, and spreads it to everyone.

Dance Coalition of Ohio State - Video on Facebook

Belly Dance

Monika Wanas, representing the North African Student Association, performs a belly dance - a traditional middle eastern dance with its roots in ancient Arab tribal religions at Taste of OSU on the campus of The Ohio State University on January 28, 2011.

North African Student Association - Video on Facebook

Finger-style Guitar Music

Shohei Toyoda, representing the Japanese Student Organization, performs "Finger-style Guitar Music" at Taste of OSU on the campus of The Ohio State University on January 28, 2011. He plays two songs on the acoustic guitar in the finger-style format, playing Japanese and American folk music. It is the art of blending an American instrument and Japanese melodies/songs. The first song is "Dragonflies and fireflies."

Japanese Student Organization - Video on Facebook

Sri Lankan Wedding Celebration

"Sri Lankan Wedding Celebration" is performed by students of the Sri Lankan Student Association during Taste of OSU on the campus of The Ohio State University on January 28, 2011. A celebratory dance that is performed at traditional Sri Lankan weddings, it is a blend of many different dancing styles such as the Kandyan dance, low country dancing, eastern provincial dancing (sabaragamuwa), and bharatanatyam style dancing. These types of dances are performed at Sri Lankan wedding celebrations as a tribute to the newly married couple. Because Sri Lanka is a country of many different cultures and religions, this dance is structured to represent the multicultural aspects. This performance integrates the cultural traditions of the two main ethnic groups of the country: the Tamils and the Sinhalese.

Sri Lankan Student Association - Video on Facebook

Lebanese Dabke

The Lebanese Student Organization performs a Lebanese Dabke, the traditional folk dance of Lebanon, at Taste of OSU on the campus of The Ohio State University on January 28, 2011. It is a dance of community often performed at weddings and other joyous occasions. The meaning of "dabke" in Arabic is "stomping of the feet," and stomping, as well as jumping and kicking, are moves that characterize the dabke in a unique manner. The dancers also use vocalizations to show energy and to punctuate the rhythm. Dabke is a dance of solidarity and a way of expressing nationalism and the age-old presence of art and culture in a positive way.

Lebanese Student Organization - Video on Facebook

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Bollywood Bonanza

"Bollywood Bonanza" is performed by students of the Indian American Association. A fun and exciting dance performed by the Indian American Association to popular Hindi music from the world's largest movie industry. The Bollywood film industry has flourished abroad through influences such as in musical number featured in Moulin Rouge and the Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. In recent years, Bollywood has entered the consciousness of Western audiences.

This performance earned 1st place at Taste of OSU 2011.

Indian American Association - Video on Facebook

Aaja Nachle

Aditi Singh, representing the Indian Students Association, dances a solo to the song "Aaja Nachle" during Taste of OSU on the campus of The Ohio State University on January 28, 2011. The dance complements the Indian Students Association cultural exhibit "A Big Fat Indian Wedding." The cultural performance brings with it the energy and enthusiasm that an Indian wedding contains. The fast and precise dance moves signify the thought that goes into each aspect of an Indian wedding.

This performance earned 3rd place at Taste of OSU 2011.

Aditi Singh also performed on behalf of the Indian Students Association at Taste of OSU 2010 - Rangeelo Maaro Dholna - and earned 3rd place.

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Vietnamese Leaf Hat Dance

The Vietnamese International Student Association performs the "Vietnamese Leaf Hat Dance" at Taste of OSU on January 28, 2011 on the campus of The Ohio State University. Vietnam has developed a distinctive art of dancing which partly reflects the Vietnamese's perceptions of life and estheticism. Among diverse traditional Vietnamese dances, the students chose the Female Hat Dance with nine Vietnamese girls in traditional dresses ('ao dai' /ao zdai/) and conical leaf-hats ('non la') to present Vietnamese culture to their American and international friends at OSU. The combination of their traditional dress and conical hat and the art of dancing is expected to provide an image of a graceful Vietnamese culture. The dance will be performed to the music of a song telling a Vietnamese folktale about a young couple who became a well-known mountain and river in the North of Vietnam for the eternity of their love.

Vietnamese International Student Association - Video on Facebook

Roots in Bengal

Alburuj Rahman of the Bangladesh Student Association performs "Roots in Bengal," a musical gathering of the cultural roots of Bangladesh (composed on the violin), which depicts the struggles of cultural independence at Taste of OSU on January 28, 2011 on the campus of The Ohio State University.

Bangladesh Student Association - Video on Facebook

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Ukranian Folk Song

Orest Danylewycz and Leah Batstone from the Ukrainian Club perform a traditional folk song at Taste of OSU on the campus of The Ohio State University on January 28, 2011.

Ukrainian Club - Video on Facebook

Kpop Mix

The Korean Student Association performs "Kpop Mix" at Taste of OSU on January 28, 2011 on the campus of The Ohio State University. The students dance to a mixture of two Korean pop songs - Beast- Breathe & F(x) and Nu ABO. Breathe brings in a mixture of intricate hip hop moves that are very smooth and at the same time very quick and sharp. Nu ABO allows the crowd to enjoy a dance that is hip hop and yet very smart and girly. The performers embrace the current Korean pop culture and the two songs were hits in 2010.

Korean Student Association - Video on Facebook

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Sayaw sa Bangko

The Pilipino Student Association performs "Sayaw sa Bangko," which translates to "Dance on Top of a Bench," at Taste of OSU on January 28, 2011 at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University. The dancers literally perform on top of a narrow bench and display their smooth movements along with good balancing skills. Sayaw sa Bangko originated from the Pangapisan barrio in North Lingayen, Pangasinan. This dance expresses the warmth of the Filipino community as the dancers banter playfully with their partner.

This performance earned 2nd place at Taste of OSU 2011.

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The Sky of Taipei and Hard Work Brings Success

The Taiwanese Student Association Choir performs two Taiwanese songs. The first song is "The Sky of Taipei." This is a song made popular in the 80s that expresses the nostalgia of students who study abroad. The second song is "Hard Work Brings Success." This is one of the most classic Taiwanese folk songs from the 80s that encourages people to work hard and never give up. The music style and the melody of this song fully displays the hard-working spirit of the Taiwanese people. Performed at Taste of OSU on January 28, 2011.

Taiwanese Student Association - Video on Facebook

Tari Piring (Plate Dance)

The Indonesian Student Association perform "Tari Piring (Plate Dance)," at Taste of OSU on the campus of The Ohio State University on January 28, 2011. Tari Piring is one of the most enchanting traditional dances of Indonesia. It originated in Solok in the province of West Sumatra. Piriang, as it is called in its original Minangkabau language, symbolizes the farmer's joy for a successful harvest. Tari Piring literally means plate (piring) dance (tari). It is the cultural dance of the Minangkabau people, influenced by the late Pagaruyung Kingdom, which ruled West Sumatra in the 14th century. The dance ritual was originally performed by young ladies and men carrying food on the plates, to give thanks to the God for a successful harvest.

Indonesian Student Association - Video on Facebook

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