Fatema Sheikh ’17, one of SAS’s two social cultural representatives, says that the show will include a variety of acts including dance, spoken word, a fashion show, and stand-up comedy, performed by Bryn Mawr students as well as by guest artists from the Philadelphia area.
“The culture show is a product of love and hard work that the SAS community puts together every year so that we can collectively take part in and share our cultural heritage with the campus at large,” says Fatema, a Growth and Structure of Cities major who hails from Lahore, Pakistan.
This year’s theme is “dastaan,” which is an Urdu word loosely translated as “story, fable, or epic.”
“Our intention this year is to share the narratives that have gone into South Asian identity over time and geography,” says Fatema.
Fatema explains that SAS is an affinity group for students interested in South Asia, whether they be international students, American students of South Asian descent, or anyone else with an interest in the region.
The group regularly holds social mixers and discussions on issues related to South Asia in addition to planning the annual culture show.
Doors for the show open at 6:30 p.m., and the performance will be followed by a catered dinner that all audience members are invited to attend.