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March is finally here, and as we know, one of the biggest events of the year is coming up!

The event, known as Cultural Outreach, is annually organized by Trent’s International Student Association (TISA), and showcases cultural performances from all over the world exhibiting the true talent and diversity of Trent’s student community.

Cultural Outreach will be taking place on Saturday, March 19 at 2p.m., and 7p.m. at the Showplace Performance Centre.

This year’s theme will be The Phantom of the Opera and the show will follow the Phantom’s quest around the world as he searches for an act for his new opera house.

Throughout his quest, he will encounter a diversity of cultural performances, powerful and emotional, and fascinating in their own way. 

A diversity of cultures will be represented, as performers will be dancing to Afro-Caribbean mixes, Salsa and Bachata, Soka, Bhangra and Bollywood, as well as traditional Venezuelan, Malaysian, and Russian songs.

Singers, spoken-words, tap dancers, and fiddle players will enhance the diversity of performances and finally, the presence of the Phantom will make it an engaging and entertaining show.

Which act will the Phantom choose?

This, you will have to find out by yourself, as we are inviting you to join us on March 19t at the Showplace Performance Centre. Tickets will be $20 each and $10 for children under 12. The after-party (19+), taking place at the Oxford Club, is free for those who attended the performance, and a mix of international music will be played throughout the night. Tickets will be sold at the following locations:

Trent International Program (TIP) office at the Champlain College
• Trent Central Student’s Association (TCSA) office
• Trent International Student’s Association (TISA) office at the Champlain College
• Tabling in Otonabee, Bata Library and GCS will also be available

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