Polyglot Performances - the tradition of excellence continues

Save the date for the 2012 events: Monday, April 9 @ 5:00 PM in the Johnson Center Cinema!

Below are the links for videos from last year's Polyglot Performances:

Arabic (Windows Media file) poetry readings and opening remarks by Dean Holisky. Read by student Nadia Jelvani ("The Will of Life" about the power of people and the downfall of the tyrants, by the Tunisian poet Abu al-Qasim al-Shabi, 1909-1934) and student Khaloud al-Romaithi ("The New Year" by the Iraqi poetess Nazik al-Malaikah, 1922-2007).

German (youtube): The play "Struwwelpeter," nasty tales about nasty children written by Heinrich Hoffmann in the 19th century, will be played by students of German.

French (Windows Media file): Poetry readings in French.

Spanish (youtube): Performance from "Evita".

Japanese (Windows Media file): The play "Oni's Bride," in which a young village woman decided to marry an oni or demon when he helped bring much needed rain to the village and demanded her as his bride, will be played by students of Japanese.

Chinese (Windows Media file): Students of Chinese clad in different Chinese ethnic dresses will sing Chinese folk songs and show off their dresses.

Russian (youtube): Greetings from Russia: A Moscow tour will be given by students of Russian as they read poems, sing songs, and dance.

Italian (youtube): Stephanie Boscovitch (student of vocal performance music major) will sing "Vedrai Carino," an aria from the Don Giovanni (Mozart). She will be accompanied by Dr. Lisa Bloy. In Don Giovanni, Zerlina sings this song to Masetto and flirts with him.

MCL thanks University Life for financial support and the the International Week organizers--Office of International Programs & Services and Office of Student Involvement--for inviting us back to the I-Week program.