The World Comes to Clackamas Community College at International Week

Immerse yourself in different cultures during International Week at Clackamas Community College Feb. 24-27. Enjoy dances from around the world performed by special guest dance groups or screen foreign films. All events are free and open to the public.

Dance performances

Feb. 24, noon-1 p.m.

The Indonesian Performing Arts of Oregon dancers will dazzle the audience with a showcase of traditional moves from the different Indonesian islands.

Feb. 25, noon-1 p.m.

The Allegro Dance Company (a Portland group not affiliated with Canby’s Allegro Dance Studio) is a fusion dance collective known for its heart-pounding choreography and cross-genre techniques and inspirations.

Feb. 26, noon-1 p.m.

The Ku’uipo Polynesian Dance Group will perform traditional Polynesian dances such as Tahitian and Hawaiian. Mahalo!

Feb. 27, noon-1 p.m.

Grupo Ritual Azteca Huitzilopochtli aim to teach indigenous Aztec culture and traditions through dance, music and the arts.

All dance performances will be in the Community Center. For more information on the dance performances, contact the Multicultural Center at mcambassadors@clackamas.edu or call 503-594-3923.

Foreign film screenings

Feb. 24, 5 p.m., Neruda (Spanish)

After winning the 1946 election with the support of the communists, Chile’s president turns against the party and orders mass arrests. Former ambassador and poet Pablo Neruda speaks out against the repression and is forced into hiding.

Feb. 25, 5 p.m., Amelie (French)

Shot in over 80 Parisian locations, Amelie is the story of a young woman who creates a world of her own by finding justice for the strangers she encounters.

Feb. 26, 5 p.m., Goodbye, Lenin! (German)

Alex’s mother is a loyal party member who falls into a coma shortly after witnessing Alex participate in an anti-communist rally. When she awakes, the doctors warn that any shocking event could give her a heart attack so the family goes to great lengths pretending communism still exists.

All film screenings are in the McLoughlin Auditorium. The subject matter may not be suitable for all audiences. For more information about the films, contact Ernesto Hernandez at ernesto.hernandez@clackamas.edu or call 503-594-3710.

All International Week activities will take place at the Clackamas Community College Oregon City campus, located at 19600 Molalla Ave.

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