Screening for 'Mamahay', a Dance Film by Shansi Alum Niko Thomashow

Join Oberlin Shansi and the Oberlin Filipinx-American Student Association for a screening 'Mamahay', a dance film directed by Shansi alum, Niko Thomashow, on Thursday, October 29th. The film will be hosted via Youtube Premiere. After the screening, audience members are invited to a discussion with Nikaio and FASA members and alums via Zoom at 7:30pm to discuss the theme of 'Finding home during transitory periods.' Fellows, alumni, and prospective applicants are invited to attend!

In the News: Kara Nepomuceno '20

We would like to share a recent article about our new 2020-2022 Jogjakarta fellow Kara Nepomuceno ‘20. With support of Shansi’s In-Asia Grant, Kara spent January 2019 in Manila studying pangalay with professional performance group Alun Alun Dance. As a dance major, her senior thesis integrated this experience in the Philippines learning dance and connecting with her Filipino roots and was recently adapted into a narrative piece, “A Month in Manila,” which will be published and distributed in December as part of the anthology Dance Adventures: True Stories About Dancing Abroad. This anthology also includes a piece by Shansi’s Deputy Director, Ted Samuel. Pre-order the book at Barnes & Noble (

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