International House Hosts Annual International Cultural Show on April 15

Performers from Trinity Community Represent Cultures on Every Continent

​Hartford, Connecticut, April 13, 2016 – Trinity College’s sixth annual International Cultural Show (IShow) will take place on Friday, April 15, at 7:15 p.m. in Mather Hall’s Washington Room. The IShow is the biggest cultural talent show on campus, showcasing the diverse backgrounds of members of the Trinity community in the form of stage performances.

The 14 performances scheduled for this year’s IShow consist of international students performing traditional music or dance from their home countries, and student organizations like the African Choir, Elemental Movement, Shondaa Steppers, and the Irish step dance team. The IShow is also welcoming members of Trinity improv troupe Moveable Joints to its stage as MCs.

The event is organized by the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) and the International House (IHouse), which is a student-run organization that was established in 2009-10 as a cultural house and a home for international students to support cultural development and improve campus climate. Mona Deng ’16, president of the IHouse, said, “The purpose of the IShow aligns perfectly with IHouse’s mission, which is to promote acceptance and appreciation of diversity in the student body on Trinity’s campus.”

The IShow is the biggest event of the year for the IHouse, but the organization is also hosting several other upcoming events. “The goal of the IHouse this year has been to promote friendship and collaboration amongst students with different background through fun events,” said Deng.

Upcoming events include:

April 13: Carnival at the LSC quad, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

April 14: International Trivia at Vernon Social, 8:00 p.m.

April 23: Holi & Tomatina on the main quad

May 7: An appearance at Samba Fest at Hartford’s Riverfront

Follow the IHouse on Facebook (“TrinityCollege IHouse”) for the latest updates on the events.

Written by Bhumika Choudhary ’18