Published 01/21/09 12:59pm

South Asian Troupes To Descend On Philly For Epic Dance-Off


After being endowed with the UTB's Spicy Curry Award, I felt it my duty to inform Penn about the goings-on of the South Asian Community.

This Saturday, come support Penn Dhamaka (Penn's first and only all male dance troupe) at the Merriam Theater as they compete against 11 other South Asian dance teams from around the nation at the 4th Annual Phillyfest Competition. At intermission, watch Penn Masala, which apparently is "the nation's number one a cappella group" (Sorry Off the Beat).

South Asian dance competitions are part of a cult-like subculture that includes rankings, competitions, and forum trash-talk, and Phillyfest is one of the best exhibitions of this fascinating phenomenon. At the very least, come out to see the Indian version of your Jersey "guido."

Tickets are available online.

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