By Youxi (Lisa) Chen: For those of you who are unfamiliar with AMAN, it is Babson’s largest student cultural organization for Southeast Asian countries and cultures. Every semester AMAN hosts performances that feature many Southeast Asian students at Babson. And this may sound strange, but I, 100% Chinese, was also part of the AMAN show this fall semester.

Passionate about dancing and learning different cultures, I signed up, along with nine other Indian friends, to be the majority of freshman performers of the fall AMAN show. It was the first time for me to dance on-stage, not to mention that it was a traditional Indian dance that I was not familiar with. Yet the amount of practices and rehearsals we had prior to the show ensured a very successful performance. Being part of the show enabled me to interact with and involve in the Southeast Asian culture, which experience is precious for anyone who is not part of the culture. I would love to be part of the spring AMAN show again!
This is ME with my dancing team in our costumes right before the show!

Youxi (Lisa) Chen, Digital Marketing Assistant at Sorenson Center for the Arts, Class of 2016