International Dinner & Performance Night
Featuring food from over 30 countries and performances by local musicians and dancers!
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 6-8 PM
University YMCA | Latzer Hall
Tickets: $10, Available starting Feb. 11, 2013
Last year tickets quickly SOLD OUT for the 5th year in a row!
Tickets may be purchased at the front desk of the University YMCA.
"The first International Banquet, an event which has taken on great significance over the years, was held in Wesley Foundation on May 2, 1925. It was sponsored by both the YMCA and YWCA in cooperation with Wesley Foundation— 300 students from 29 nations attended." Harold W. Hannah, 100 Years of Action, p. 98.
WHAT TO KNOW
- Doors open at 5:45 PM. The food line will form at the WEST entrance to the University YMCA.
- In contrast to previous years, attendees will go through the food line before being seated.
- We will begin serving food at 6 PM.
- There will be two food lines, each featuring a different menu of dishes. You will be asked to choose one line.
- Program/Performances will begin at 7 PM.
- Due to limited seating, you must have a ticket to sit in Latzer Hall.
- Buy your tickets early. The Dinner has sold out the last five years prior to the actual dinner.
Erin Brooker, Irish Harpist
Erin Brooker is a junior seeking a dual degree in harp performance and integrative biology honors.
She performs both traditional Irish music as well as classical and will
be playing a solo recital on April 24, 2013 @ 7:30 PM at the Music Building.
Chinese Student and Scholars Association Chinese Music Group.
They will be performing two songs: Bubu Gao and Xin Chun Le.
Bubu Gao means ascending “step by step” and Xin Chun Le means “Joyful New Year.”
Philippine Student Association.
They will be performing a dance called Polkabal:
Polkabal is a dance that is influenced by two distinct European styles: polka and balse.
The dance is composed of nine different steps which include various movements such as fluttering,
stepping heel-to-toe and even a leisurely walk. This is a dance from the Maria Clara suite.
During the old times, old people would not allow teenagers to attend parties and gatherings.
These teens would sneak out and take a peek at the dances in the gatherings.
It was later formed into this lively dance of grace and play.
Vietnamese Student Community
The will be performing V? Phi?n, or Fan Dance.
This dance is one of several intricate dances of the Vietnamese Imperial court particularly during theNguy?n Dynasty.
These dances require great skill and are often performed at festivals and other special occasions.
Bamboo Angklung come to us from Indonesia.
The Angklung is a musical instrument made of two bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame.
The tubes are carved to have a resonant pitch when struck and are tuned to octaves.
The base of the frame is held in one hand, whilst the other hand strikes the instrument.
This causes a repeating note to sound. Each of three or more performers in an angklung ensemble play
just one note or more, but altogether complete melodies are produced.
Chai Town are a local all male Indian rock a cappella group.
Now in its 11th year, Chai Town is made up of 14 University of Illinois students.
They have performed across the United States and were recently invited to audition for America’s Got Talent.
We appreciate the support of the following businesses and individuals and would like to acknowledge the donations of:
- Aurora Villacorta for the table linens
- Herriott's Columbia Street Roastery for their generous donation of all of the coffee and tea for the evening
- Hadley's Food Services Equipment & Supplies for their generous contribution of water pitchers
Sponsored by the University YMCA, International Student and Scholar Services Office, and the Cosmopolitan Club.
Finally, thank you to the International Dinner Committee and all of the volunteers whose hard work made tonight’s dinner possible.
|Dessert||Chocolate vanilla milk tart|
|Romania||Dessert||Romanian Walnut Sweet Bread|
|Poland||Dessert||Szarlotka (Polish Apple Pie)|
|France||Dessert||Gateau au Chocolat|
|Greece||Dessert||Chocolate Sauced Almond Pie|
|Africa||Main||Githeri (Corn and Beans)|
|Israel||Main||Hummus, Mejedrah, and Israeli Salad|
|Peru||Main||Chicken and Vegetarian Causa|
|Myanmar||Main||Nangyi Thohk (Burmese spaghetti)|
|Sri Lanka||Main||Rice and curry|
|Ukraine||Main||Vareniki (Ukrainian dumpling dish)|
|Bangladesh||Dessert||Mishti Doi (Sweet Yogurt)|
|Kenya||Dessert||Mandazi (African Donuts)|
|Myanmar||Dessert||Mont Lone Yei Baw (Burmese sticky rice ball)|
|Ukraine||Dessert||Ukranian Apple Pie|
|Brazil||Dessert||Passion Fruit Mousse|
|Main||Corn tortilla with black beans and lentils|
|American South||Main||Macaroni and Cheese|
|Peru||Main||Papa a la Huancaina (Potatoes with spicy cream sauce)|
|China||Main||Dough Drop and Vegetable Soup|
|Poland||Main||Nalesniki (Polish Crepe)|