The only dance troupe of its kind at the University of Pennsylvania
Pan-Asian Dance Troupe seeks to celebrate and educate the community on Pan-Asian culture through traditional, modern, and fusion dances, and to establish an organization in which people of all nationalities can learn to express themselves through the art of dance.
The Pan-Asian Dance Troupe performs on campus and in the greater Philadelphia community throughout the year at cultural celebrations and in guest performances for other performing arts groups and campus organizations. Our troupe was formed at the end of the 2000-2001 school year with the merging of a Chinese and a Filipino dance troupe. Since then, our repertoire has grown to encompass styles representing a multitude of ethnicities and Asian minority groups, including Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Mongolian, and Thai. We showcase original pieces choreographed by our dancers that incorporate elements of Asian traditional, Asian folk, and modern styles such as contemporary and hip-hop.
Through dance, we continue to seek greater diversity and promote the appreciation of all Pan-Asian cultures.