February 6, 1998

Middlebury College's South Asian Students Association to Hold Cultural Show

All Events Open to the Public

The South Asian Students Association at Middlebury College will present a show, featuring two hours of music, dance, and culture in the Dance Theater in the Center for the Arts from 8-10 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18. This event is in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Sri Lanka's independence (formerly Ceylon), which is celebrated on Feb. 4. The program will offer the Middlebury community an introduction to Sri Lankan culture with 11 traditional and folk dances from different regions in Sri Lanka, songs by professional artists, and a skit.

Following the show, a reception will take place in the Center for the Art's first floor lobby at 10 p.m. for those interested in talking to the performers.

A photo exhibition spanning Sri Lanka's 50 years of independence also will be on display in the first floor lobby both before and after the performance, from 6 p.m. through the reception.

Admission to the music and dance performance is $2.00. Tickets are available at the Middlebury College Center for the Arts box office beginning Feb 12. Contact the box office at 443-6433. The photo exhibition and reception are free of charge.

For more information about the events, please contact Lavinia Alailima of the South Asian Students Association at 443-6814.