The theme for the event, “Reply 1990s,” aims to show various aspects of Korean culture from the 1990s and gives audience members an opportunity to experience what life was like in Korea.
Korean people used to reflect their life and emotions through dancing. The Korean Student Association will be performing dance routines including a traditional doll dance, traditional fan dance, baseball cheerleading and a K-Pop performance featuring music from the 1990s.
In addition, there will be a vocal performance, short skits, quizzes, lottery and dance contest.
“Attendees will be able to compare the present Korean culture to that of the 1990s so they can better understand how Korean culture developed from then to the present,” said Narae Moon, president of the Korean Student Association.
A Korean meal will be provided including jjimdak (braised chicken with vegetables), japchae (sweet potato noodles, stir fried in sesame oil with vegetables), gamja mattang (deep-fried sugar glazed sweet potato wedges) doenjang soup (bean paste soup) and rice.
“The Korean Student Association aims to encourage Korean students to get involved in the campus and St. Cloud community,” Moon said. “The annual culture night allows (us to do this).”
The event is open to the public. Tickets are $9 or $7 with a St. Cloud State ID.
Cultural festivals are one way the university is providing a trans-formative educational experience for students to help prepare them to be global citizens at home, at work and in their communities. More than 1,000 students from 90-plus nations attend St. Cloud State, and cultural festivals give them an opportunity to share elements of their culture with the campus community.