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BOOM: Building on our Momentum is a learning conference featuring a series of events centered on the experience of conversation and community engagement. Sessions are designed by members of the community for the entire community and will meet participants where they are in their learning and comfort in engaging in sessions on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Monday, March 27 • 10:00am - 12:15pm
Silk Roads, New Paths, Workshop 2 of 2: Music, Dance, and Spirit Across Borders

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The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and the Department of Music continue their exploration of “Music and Dance as Agents of East-West Cultural Exchange."

Following Sunday's screening of the Silk Road Project film "The Music of Strangers," this session includes a panel discussion, student ensemble showcase, and open music + dance workshop led by guest artists from Circle World Arts (Boston), in which we celebrate MHC Music department ensembles and student orgs that represent the music and dance traditions of Central, South, and East Asia. 

With xenophobia and religious intolerance on the rise, immersive cross-cultural experiences in the performing arts are more important than ever in helping students at Mount Holyoke, and communities beyond our gates, to forge bonds across national, ethnic, and religious borders. As "The Music of Strangers" reminds us: "To change the world you have to make a little noise." Bring your voices and your dancing shoes! Participation in Sunday session is NOT required.

Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 12:15pm
McCulloch Auditorium Pratt Hall