Multicultural Student Production Sizzles
While a frigid wind whipped off Lake Michigan, in nearby Thorne Auditorium Feinberg medical student performers sizzled in the 2009 Fusion show held January 16. An annual multicultural event, the evening show featured ethnically-influenced song, dance, fashion, and other acts. Flying aboard Northwestern’s imaginary “purple plane,” the Fusion audience stopped in countries around the world to experience performing arts, ranging from traditional Irish dance to Indian music infused with modern rock and Bollywood hits.
Five student organizations worked to bring this year’s high-energy production to the Northwestern community. They were the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA), Chinatown Clinic, New Life Volunteering Society, South Asian Medical Student Association, and Student National Medical Association.
The show raised funds to benefit several nonprofit groups, such as Combat Blindness, Westside Health Authority, and PCC Community Wellness Center. Along with donating proceeds of the show to Chicago’s Chinatown Clinic, APAMSA will perform hepatitis B screenings in this community as well as the city’s Argyle neighborhood, targeting at-risk Asian populations.