London’s cultural diversity continues to grow as Fanshawe celebrates the different cultures on campus. Fanshawe Student Union performed dances from their own cultures at Forewell Hall today.
A variety of students from all over the world performed dances rooting from their own cultures. Cultural dances from India, Scotland, China and Native Canadians were some of today’s performances to name a few. FSU’s event and activities manager, Kevin Masterson says the event is “to celebrate the diversity at Fanshawe and to celebrate the different backgrounds.”
There was a variety of different cultures in the audience and on stage. One of the performers, Isha Savani, who performed a contemporary Indian dance says dancing means the world to her. “Whenever I hear music around me I just forget my pain and stress. Whenever me and my dance are just together I don’t need anyone’s company, it’s like I’m in heaven.”
Jay Le Rose, an applied Arts student from the audience says she loves being at Fanshawe because of the school’s the cultural diversity.
“Everyone around you has different values and morals and you learn from them and going to Fanshawe I feel like it’s good to have friends from different backgrounds. That’s why I love Fanshawe, when I think about all the friends that I have, they are all from different parts of the world.”
This Friday FSU is celebrating Lunar New year at Oasis. The celebration will include food, games from different cultures, the teaching of calligraphy, music, and what the Lunar year means to different groups.