MOST OUTSTANDING CULTURAL DANCE NOMINEE – MSUVSA: INTERNATIONAL FIESTA FAN DANCE
List of everyone involved in this performance. Please include: first and last names, whether or not they attended your school during the time of the dance, and their roles for the performance.
Choreographer: Amy Le & Amy Pham
Dancers: Caitlin Wall, Shedaina Dieuveille, Amy Le, Jasmine Johnson, Chau Le, and Vy Nguyen. All students and members of MSUVSA.
Please describe the purpose of this dance, including your intention, goals, and creative process.
This dance was performed for MSU’s International Fiesta, an event put on by the school to showcase all the different cultural organizations on campus. The purpose of this dance was to demonstrate Vietnamese culture and traditions, through means of a cultural dance. We wanted to incorporate a traditional dance while also adding a modern flair to it. To keep with traditions, we wore Vietnamese ao dais to highlight the simplistic yet elegant fashion of our people. To balance with modern times, we opted to use a Vietnamese pop song to promote Vietnam’s growing pop scene. Ultimately, we wanted to attract new faces and show that MSU’s Vietnamese community was diverse and open to anyone.