Friday, October 9, 2009

Adventures in Multicultural Living--Persian Family Culture Celebration at Downtown Library Sunday October 11 - AnnArbor.com

At the GenAPA cultural show, put on by the Asian Pacific American student groups at the University of Michigan last spring at Power Center, I was completely blown away by the dancing of the Persian Students Association. It was sleek, stylish, sexy, and thoroughly thoroughly modern. It reminded me how little I really know about other cultures, how I really only pick up snippets from here and there, and how it is so easy to forget that cultures do not stay the same as they were two thousand years ago, but continue to change with time. When I told my Persian friend, Siamak, about the dance, he said, "Oh, was it like this?" and made a few bobbing dance gestures indicating some (dorky) "traditional dance" he probably had to learn as a boy. No. It was not. It was amazing. To see it and feel it and get a sense of it... (click on link for more)

Persian Family Culture Celebration at Downtown Library Sunday October 11 - AnnArbor.com

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