WYOMISSING, Pa. – The Penn State Berks International Klub will host its first-ever Garba Night from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. The event is free and open to Penn State Berks faculty, staff and students. Tickets are also available for non-Penn State students for $5 and adults for $8. All proceeds will go to Berks Benefitting THON student organization that raises funds for pediatric cancer and research.
Garba is a type of Indian dance mainly performed at festivals and other special occasions in Gujarat state, India. This style of dance is based on a circular pattern and is characterized by a sweeping action performed side to side. Garba performances also include singing and musical accompaniment traditionally provided by dhol and dholak drums, hand-clapping, and assorted metallic idiophones, like cymbals celebrating the festival of Navaratri.
For more information, contact Selvi Jagadesan, assistant teaching professor of mathematics and International Klub co-adviser, at [email protected] or 610-396-6382.