Nachde Nashville is the largest intercollegiate Bhangra competition in the South, taking place in the spring of 2017. Bhangra is a traditional Indian dance form that originated from Punjab. Collegiate teams fuse traditional moves with contemporary music such as dub step and hip-hop. Our primary purpose is to promote and celebrate Indian culture throughout the Vanderbilt and Greater Nashville community. Furthermore, we aspire to expand beyond the scope of dance and create more cultural awareness.
$12 for all. Tickets can be purchased at the Sarratt Box Office. ($15 at the door.)
One of the biggest cultural showcases of the year is back, and it's bigger than ever! Join 300+ student dancers and choreographers as the South Asian Cultural Exchange celebrates South Asian culture along with Jugal Vandy, Nach Vandy, The BhangraDores, Vandy Taal, and several others! Then follow the stories of eight individuals as they break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of modern-day dating. Facing pressure from culture, heritage, family, and friends, these eight want to carve a path for themselves. They cross traditional boundaries of what it means to be in love, navigating relationships that allow the intersection of different cultures, races, and religions. Join along as we explore the journey of cross-cultural navigation and the ups and downs of breaking long-held family traditions.
$12 for the show. $15 for the show and a catered Bombay Palace dinner, which will be in the Student Life Center's Commodore Ballroom at 5pm the same day. Tickets can be purchased at the Sarratt Student Center's box office.
Garba is an Indian dance which celebrates a festival known as Navaratri. As part of the event, individuals will learn how to dance in Garba style, which involves performing steps in concentric circles and using dandia as well! Attendees will also have the opportunity to eat traditional Gujarati food, get henna, and learn about the cultural symbolism and importance of Garba in South Asia!