Just after three yrs, the Boston College Vietnamese College students Affiliation (VSA) returned to dwell functionality with its society show entitled Revival of the Phoenix. The title was an ode to VSA “rising from the ashes,” as the event’s program mentioned, in the revival of the group’s yearly occasion.
VSA customers greeted attendees at the door with a complimentary glow adhere that additional flair in the very low lighting of the location. Twinkle lights hung together the partitions of Fulton 511 and added to the heat lighting design and style.
Emcees Khoa Vu and Julie Vu, the two MCAS ’23, took the phase, and following some humorous banter, they released and thanked all of the choreographers for their tough function in placing with each other all of the show’s dance quantities.
Ahead of each individual dance, the emcees done brief, comedic sketches that gave qualifications information and facts for the upcoming dance. Each sketch was a spoof on Retaining Up with the Kardashians. The very first sketch, which involved Kourtney Kardashian having all set for her wedding working day, released the Lotus Dance, a regular Vietnamese dance symbolic of the delivery of Buddha.
With the stage bathed in an orange glow, the dancers stepped onstage, dressed in conventional Vietnamese clothes. Holding lotus-formed supporters, the dancers moved in complete synchronization, creating an enthralling and tranquil visible design and style.
An additional common dance, the umbrella dance, was up upcoming. Executing to a medley of modern songs, every single dancer had a colorful umbrella incorporated into the dance. The performers’ amazing coordination was on display screen when rotating dancers opened their umbrellas on the beat, generating mesmerizing visuals.
The past effectiveness in advance of intermission was the co-ed dance. A standard dance carried out by the freshmen in VSA, the piece featured supporter work and classic sword dance. The performers showed whole confidence in their movement onstage with each exact movement, creating a strong ending to the very first act.
To get started out the second act, VSA president Vivienne Le and vice president Gina Yoo, the two MCAS ’22, released the existing and future government board customers of VSA. The two emcees then continued their Kardashian-centered sketches to introduce the upcoming team of dances.
Parts titled “Modern Guys” and “Modern Girls” were up upcoming. As the names propose, these performances highlighted up to date hip-hop dance. The enthusiastic cheers from the viewers all through just about every dance confirmed they savored these styles of performances just as a lot as the standard dances from before in the night.
For the last four pieces, the dancers done with users of their have course year. The freshmen performed initially, then the sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The freshmen, showcasing their skills for their initially VSA performance, lit up the phase with their energetic routine. The seniors closed out the night’s performances with their previous culture present functionality. VSA chairs Sabrina Ng and Vivian Nguyen, both CSON ’23, gave their heartfelt thanks to finish the night time on a joyous observe.
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