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Lawrence International Hosts 38th Annual Cabaret

More than 100 students representing 46 countries will offer a cross-cultural trip around the world from the stage of the Lawrence Memorial Chapel Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m. when Lawrence International presents its 38th annual Cabaret.

Cabaret_newsblog_2Under the theme “Cultural Connection: Arriving at the Global Terminal,” Cabaret 2014 features a variety of entertainment followed by a reception of international culinary delights.

Tickets — free for children under four, $5 for children/students and $10 for adults — are available at the Warch Campus Center Information Desk, 920-832-7000 and include the reception.

“This year’s theme was chosen to portray something that many of us, either as international students or as people, experience: travelling,” explained Lawrence International president Diana Szteinberg Burstyn, a junior from Bolivia. “This year we focused on making the show more interactive. We have a very wide range of regions being represented, including the United States.”

Cabaret Graphic_newsblogOnce again, Cabaret will showcase dancing and singing from all corners of the globe in 14 separate performances, including Bollywood, Ghanian and Ethiopian dances, Thai and French songs, plus a two-part fashion show displaying traditional native dress. Sushi, samosa, fruit platters and crab rangoons and other international treats will perform their own variety show in a reception following the performances.

“Cabaret is a great way of combining cultures, art and fun,” said Szteinberg Burstyn. “Lawrence International’s main goal is to expose different cultures and bring anyone who wants to learn about them to this event. Cabaret utilizes a great resource — the students — and makes them become part of something bigger, connecting Lawrence to the community of the Fox Valley and to the rest of the world.”

This year’s Cabaret schedule includes:

  • Belly Dance
  • Ghanian Dance
  • Classical Indian Dance
  • French Song
  • Fashion Show, Part 1
  • Bangladeshi Dance (Punjabi Wedding)
  • ArgentineanTango
  • Vietnamese Dance
  • New Zealand Haka
  • Ethiopian Dance
  • Thai Song
  • Fashion Show, Part 2
  • Bollywood Dance
  • Hula Dance
  • Peruvian Dance
  • Japanese Dance

About Lawrence University
Founded in 1847, Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college of liberal arts and sciences with a nationally recognized conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. It was selected for inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014 and the book “Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College.” Individualized learning, the development of multiple interests and community engagement are central to the Lawrence experience. Lawrence draws its 1,500 students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries.


World Culture, Fashion Celebrated in Annual International Cabaret

More than 100 Lawrence University students from around the globe will perform during the 35th annual Lawrence International Cabaret, a musical celebration of world culture.

With a theme of “Unity in 57” — a salute to the 57 countries represented in the Lawrence student body — two performances will be staged in Stansbury Theatre of the Music-Drama Center: Saturday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 17 at 3 p.m. A buffet dinner featuring international dishes will be served in the Warch Campus Center following the Sunday performance. In keeping with the theme, the dinner promises 57 ingredients.

Tickets, at $8 for the performance only and $17 for the show and dinner, are available through the Lawrence Box Office, 920-832-6749.  Children four and under are free.

This year’s Cabaret also will include some fund-raising activities to support victims of the floods in Pakistan, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and various campus organizations involved in humanitarian projects, such as Globemed, which supports a children’s school and health care facility in Ecuador.

“We want to broaden the reach of Lawrence International to be an organization that’s more than just a tableau of cultures,” said LI President Siddhant Dayal, a senior from Mumbai, India. “We want to be an organization that makes a positive difference around the world, especially in the home countries of our students.”

Cabaret features nearly two dozen acts, including a pair of fashion shows highlighting the colorful dress of students’ native countries, music from Bali, Brazil, Ghana and Japan as well as traditional dance performances from Belarus, the Caribbean, China, Ethiopia, Japan, Ghana, the Indian Subcontinent and Latin America.

“Trip Around the World” Goal of Lawrence International’s 34th Annual Cabaret

With a theme of “Around the World in 90 Minutes,” more than 80 Lawrence University students promise a whirlwind global tour in two performances of Lawrence International’s 34th annual Cabaret Saturday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday April 11 at 3 p.m. in Stansbury Theatre of the Music-Drama Center, 420 E. College Ave. A buffet dinner featuring international dishes will be served in the Warch Campus Center following the Sunday performance.

Tickets, at $8 for the show and $15 for the show and dinner, are available through the Lawrence Box Office, 920-832-6749. Children four and under are free.

“Cabaret is a unique and entertaining way to experience the music, dance, food and fashion of cultures from around the world,” said Tim Schmidt, Lawrence International advisor. “The students put so much of themselves into this every year and are so proud to share part of their culture. I encourage the Lawrence and Fox Valley community to join us and see first-hand all that Cabaret has to offer.”

Students will showcase traditional fashion from their native countries as well as perform a wide range of entertainment, including native dances from China, Japan, Latin America, the Subcontinent, Africa and Vietnam, music from Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Korea and Brazil and a group didjeridu performance .

A Window to the World: Lawrence International Hosts 33rd Annual Cabaret

APPLETON, WIS. — More than 80 students from around the world are scheduled to perform when Lawrence International presents its 33rd annual Cabaret — “A Window to the World” — Sunday, April 19 at 3 p.m. in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. A buffet dinner featuring delectable international dishes will be served in Colman Hall following the performance.

Tickets, at $10 for the show and $15 for the show and dinner, are available through the Lawrence Box Office, 920-832-6749. Children 6 and under are free.

“Cabaret is a vibrant celebration of life through music, song, dance and cuisine from around the world,” said Tim Schmidt, Lawrence International advisor. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for Lawrence’s international students to share a part of their own culture and heritage with other members of the campus as well as the greater Fox Valley community.”

This year’s schedule of 17 separate performances include a hip-hop dance-off, a vocal performance from Sudan, a Chinese instrumental performance and native dances from Brazil, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Japan, India, Latin America, Ukraine and Vietnam, among others.

Lawrence International Student Organization presents the 30th Annual Cabaret

The 30th Annual International Cabaret and Dinner is set for 4:00 p.m. April 9 in Stansbury Theatre, located in the Lawrence Music-Drama Center, 420 E. College Ave., Appleton. Lawrence International Student Organization is hosting the event

The cabaret is an occasion to celebrate life though music, dance, and cuisine from around the world. With that in mind, the theme for this year’s student-coordinated extravaganza is “Festival of Life.” This year’s show will include over 75 performers and 16 performances from every continent making it one of the biggest cabarets in recent memory at Lawrence. Popular dances such as the subcontinental dance, the belly dance from the Middle East, and dances from Africa are back again this year, along with new dances such as the Cossack dance from Russia, and the cha-cha.

An international dinner will follow the performance at Lucinda’s in Colman Hall. The menu includes a variety of dishes from the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Africa, making it an excellent opportunity to experience a variety of dishes from around the world.

Tickets are $7 for the show only, and $12 for dinner and the show. Tickets are available at the Lawrence University Box Office, located in the Music-Drama Center, or by phone at 920-832-6749, beginning March 27.

Lawrence University Hosts African-Jamaican Dinner Nov. 13

Lawrence University’s international student organization will host an African-Jamaican dinner Sunday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. in Lucinda’s in Colman Hall, 212 S. Durkee St. Tickets, at $7 per person, can be reserved by calling 832-6509. Seating is limited to 200.

The two-continent cuisine will feature West African peanut pork, Jamaican curried chicken, African yellow raisin rice, West African greens, Mafe (a Senegalese stew made from ground peanuts and sweet potatoes), tropical fruit salad, banana cake with banana sauce and Jamaican fruit punch. The dinner also will include an exhibition of cultural items and traditional music from both areas.

Lawrence International is a student organization of nearly 100 active members representing more than 50 foreign countries.