WABI, WVII cover 15th annual International Dance Festival

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) covered the 15th annual International Dance Festival at the University of Maine Collins Center for the Arts on Feb. 16. More than a dozen countries were represented through 18 acts featuring traditional music, dance and clothes from around the world to showcase UMaine’s diverse student body. “It’s not often you can see a show like this — free admission, and it’s just really a great opportunity. We’ve become a pretty divided society in lots of ways, but coming together here on the stage from all over the world is just amazing,” said Sarah Joughin, senior assistant director of the Office of International Programs. “We have over 400 international students at the University of Maine, another 30 or 40 scholars, faculty from all over the world representing over 70 countries, and so it’s just a great night for our students and community members to really showcase their talent and their culture.” Proceeds from the show support international education at UMaine, WABI reported. Z107.3 also previewed the event.