Here are some photographic highlights from a whirlwind of campus performances this semester, including cultural dances staged by BC's Chinese and Korean student associations; the BC Dance Marathon to raise funds for Boston's Children's Hospital; the annual Sing It to the Heights competition to benefit St. Columbkille Partnership School in Brighton, Mass.; and, of course, BC's annual, ultimate dance event, ALC Showdown.
“This Legacy of Ours': BC's Chinese Student Association and Korean Student Association presented cultural dances at Robsham Theater, including a Korean fan dance, or buchaechum, a ku fung display, and Chinese ribbon dances, among other performances. Photos, including the image above of a Chinese lion dance, by Yiting Chen '19.
Students, along with some special guests, danced and engaged in other activities for 12 hours in the Flynn Recreation Complex at the Boston College Dance Marathon. The event raised more than $25,800 for Boston Children’s Hospital. Photos by Julia Hopkins '19.
The 13th annual Sing It to the Heights music competition in Robsham Theater was organized by BC’s Emerging Leader Program in partnership with the University to raise funds for St. Columbkille Partnership School in Brighton. This year’s event raised $6,300. Proceeds from Sing it to the Heights to date have enabled St. Columbkille to establish its own music program. Freshman Tonye Ikoli, one of 20 BC students to participate, won the competition; St. Columbkille students also performed at the event. Photos by Yiting Chen '19.
Student troupes stepped it up for the year's biggest dance event: ALC Showdown, which aims to promote diversity and cultural awareness through dance. A 'Star Wars' themed performance took the overall dance competition for Boston College Irish Dance (pictured immediately below), the second consecutive win for BCID. Performing groups included Sexual Chocolate, DE, Phaymus, Synergy, F.I.S.T.S, Fuego, DOBC, PATU, AeroK, VIP, Masti, Uprising, OnTap, and Full Swing. Photos by Yiting Chen '19.