Your 2017 Production Team


Hiyah! Although this is only my second Culture Show, last year’s amazing experience definitely convinced me to come back and help create another heart-throbbing, mind-blowing, one-of- a-kind show for the history books. As the costume designer for Culture Show 2016, I was able to see the show come together from the design team’s […]

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Countdown: D-1 Marketing Campaign


Show day is tomorrow! We all are filled with different emotions. For some, Culture Show will be their first time performing in front of hundreds of audience. For others, this Culture Show will be their last time perform as an undergrads. Regardless, we are proud of each and every individual […]

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Countdown D-2 The Interviews


Show day is only 2 days away and everyone is busy with the final preparations. We were lucky to have a chance to sit down and have 2 short interviews with Finnie Ng and Michael Huang who will be playing important roles in the show. Let’s hear what they have […]

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Countdown: D-3 Vocal Performances.


Show day is only 3 days away and we have touched on various performances that will be live on the stage of Zellerbach and you might have thought that we forgot one really important component that makes Culture Show what it is. That really important component is our Vocal Team. […]

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Countdown: D-4 Dancing with Nón Lá


What is nón lá? Nón Lá, sometimes called rice hat, is a type of hat usually made out of bamboo trees and palm leaves common to the many East and Southeast Asian cultures. Although Nón Lá is not unique to VIetnamese culture, it has, overtime, become a distinct symbol of […]

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Countdown: D-5 Ribbon Dance


What is Ribbon Dance? “Ribbon dance is a mix of sharp, precise, and rhythmic movements. By using long colorful ribbons, the dancers are able to synchronize their movements to captivate the audience with their patterned movements.” (Jennifer Vu, Ribbon Coordinator) (Ribbon Dance, Culture Show 2014) What can we expect from […]

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Countdown: D-6 What’s in the Show?


We are now down to 6 days until show day, and we wanted to zoom out a little from the past posts in which we focused a on individual performances. Below here we have our second trailer which will give you a quick overview of what to expect in the […]

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Countdown: D-7 Fan Dance


Traditional fan dance is an essential component of Vietnamese culture. These dances are performed at festivals, special events, and holidays, such as Tet and Teacher’s Day. Our talented group of traditional dancers has grown tremendously over the past few years. Their sassy fan snaps and elegant waves add an undeniable […]

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Countdown: D-8 Sriracha: Hot and Spicy


What is Sriracha? Well, sriracha is a type of hot sauce that everyone knows and loves. Well, actually no. You got it wrong! Sriracha is the name of Cal VSA hip hop dance team. (Sriracha, Culture Show 2015) Sriracha was founded in 2005 by a group of enthusiastic dancers who […]

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Countdown: D-9 A Bit About Lion Dance


Lion dance, or Múa Lân in Vietnamese, is one of the many popular Vietnamese traditional dances. Lion dance originated in China, but it was adopted by Vietnamese. Vietnam was not the only country that adopted the dance. Many East and Southeast Asian countries also integrated it as a part of […]

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