The Asian American Club is a group of students that celebrates Asian American culture through performance. Every year the organization has a showcase with a different theme each year. This year, the theme for this show is Aspirations and it takes place on May 25 and 26 at 7pm.
“I’m sure we were all asked as kids: what do you want to do in the future? We probably didn’t give it much thought,” said Kristy Liu ‘18, President of the Asian American Club. “So this year, the executive board wanted to address these questions.
Many dances presented this year include: Fan and Ribbon, Hulanesian, Mixed Modern, Girl’s Modern, Kpop, Indian, Soran Bushi, Tinikling, Glow Sticks, and more. There are also solo pianists and singers performing.
Many students have been in AAC their whole high school career and this last show is bittersweet. AAC practices all year long to give a great performance, so this show is their hard work and dedication being presented.
“I don’t know what I would do without AAC. I think I would be a completely different person. I have given a lot to this club and the dances and it has really been a great experience to grow in this club,” remarks Julienne Jimenez ‘18, dance head for Hulanesian and Girls Modern.
The Asian American Club is not just revered in the school but in the community as a whole. Along with the end-of-year showcase, AAC is also performing at Andrew Jackson Language Academy on May 23, at an event hosted by the school. On April 29, Hulanesian was invited to perform in Asia Fest at The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
“I am glad I joined AAC. It is a great community environment to be in. Even though we practice a lot to make things perfect, I made a lot of close friends and good memories throughout the year,” Michelle Keung ‘22 stated.
This show is not one to miss. Tickets are on sale in the school store for $8 or at the door for $10!