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The Next Bing Thing | A Student Showcase

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Date(s) - 05/05/2013
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Bing Concert Hall


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An evening of Stanford student performances by dance groups Basmati Raas and HD Crew, musical ensembles Happy Dog Duo, Cardinal Calypso, Raagapella, and Cancioneiro, and Stanford’s improv troupe, the SImps.

Concert Program

Basmati Raas performs Garba Raas, a traditional Indian folk dance form with powerful choreography, intricate costumes and colorful storylines. The group has performed and competed in New York City, Miami, Austin and Los Angeles. They are Ankita Patro, Shilpa Sethuraman, Rahul Pandey, Prakash Sanker, Sanchay Gupta, Namir Shah, Deepa Kannappan, Tanvi Jayaraman, Tara Balakrishnan, Aditya Srivatsan, Vineeth Gangaram, Arushi Raghuvanshi, Meghana Golla, Ambika Acharya, and Vikram Prasad.

Cardinal Calypso brings the music and culture of Trinidad and Tobago to campus by performing traditional Caribbean music and popular songs on steelpan percussion instruments. Their set features original arrangements by Adam Genecov and Aaron Acosta of compositions by Horace Silver and Harry Belafonte. They are Lauryn Isford, Clara McCreery, Leopold Wambersie, Adam Genecov, Prithvi Ramakrishnan, Henry Biermann, Will Tucker, Jonathan Potter, Gio Jacuzzi, Amanda Quay, Aaron Acosta, and Akwasi Abrefah.

Cancioneiro–a Portuguese word meaning “songbook”–plays updated renditions of sambas and traditional South American music. The group, formed in March 2013, met through the Master’s Program in International Policy Studies. They are Fernando Velloso Neto (guitar and vocals), Priscilla Choi (cello), Ryan Triolo (contrabass), Chris Coke (percussion) and Jonathan Lewis (percussion).

Happy Dog Duo’s Eric Tran and Nathan Cheung have been performing piano duets together for over nine years. They’ve won 13 gold medals from the US Open Music Competition. Recent projects include performing in the Pan-Asian Music Festival at Stanford (2013), collaborating with the Diablo Symphony Orchestra in Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals (2012), and touring with Pawn: The Musical in Korea, China, Canada, and New York (2011). Happy Dog Duo takes its name from their jointly composed piece for 4-hands piano, Happy Dog.

HD Crew is an all-male, seven-person hip-hop dance group who formed in 2012. Crew members include alumni from Stanford’s Alliance, dv8, San Francisco’s Project M and The Academy of Villains (America’s Got Talent semifinalists). Whether they’re ticking like robots, grooving to a chill beat, or getting buck to a hard track, they strive for a clean, defined style. They are Vinh Bui, Gabriel Ramos, Tim Santos, Andrew Kim, Alvin Heng, Lloyd Lucin, and Alec Hogan.

Stanford Raagapella, popularly known as Raag, is Stanford University’s all-male South Asian fusion a cappella group. With a repertoire that mixes Western and Bollywood pop, Raagapella has released one album to date, Raags to Riches. They plan to release their second album in June 2013. They are Amrit Saxena, Raman Nelakanti, Akshay Subramaniam, Daniel Maren, David Jiang, Lowry Yankwich, Bryan Li, Miguel Francisco, Kunal Sangani, Ian Holmes, Vivek Choksi, Akaash Nanda, and Aditya Kanukurthy.

The Stanford Improvisors (SImps) love improv! As Stanford’s only improv group they perform regularly on campus, in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies, and in the community. Formed in the spring of 1991 by Patricia Ryan, then Senior Lecturer in the Department of Drama, the SImps perform improvisational games and other theatrical forms using techniques developed by Keith Johnstone at the University of Calgary. The SImps are now licensed performers and teachers of Theatresports.™

Generously supported by the A. Jess Shenson Fund


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$20.00 Adult

$0.00 Stanford Student

$10.00 Other Student

$7.50 Youth Under 18

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