WSKG Arts is proud to partner with students from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in a series of short features. This piece looks at Cornell University’s world-renowned Bhangra dance team. Founded in 1997, Cornell Bhangra’s goal is to promote awareness of Punjabi dance and culture in the community and across the nation. Bhangra is a folk dance originating in the state of Punjab in Northern India and Pakistan that celebrates the arrival of spring and everyday culture/life in Punjab.
Over the past 18 years, Cornell Bhangra has grown to become among the most well-known bhangra teams in North America and the group has captured many national awards over the years. This feature includes behind the scenes footage and interviews that fully captures the spirit of these remarkable students, who have been featured on ‘America’s Got Talent’ and ‘The Today Show.’
Produced by: Aimee Cho, Annie Benjamin, Rachel Mucha
For more information please visit the Cornell Bhangra’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CornellBhangra