Nepali-Bhutanese Cultural Preservation

A Glimpse of Cultural Practices during FY- July 1, 2022 – June 2023

Funded by Utah Arts and Museums, partially by the South Salt Lake Art Council, and supported by the City of South Salt Lake with space to practice Dance Class and events at the Columbus Community Center, Utah Refugee Connections, Ward Foundation, and University Neighborhood Partners, the Cultural Development Committee of Community Building Services (CBS), under the leadership of Tek Neopany, CSW, MSW, MBA, successfully completed 50 Dance Classes choreographed by Ms. Aruna Sunwar to eighteen youth divided into several groups. Parents of the dance students offered great help in providing transportation throughout the project period.

CBS organized two major community-level cultural events – August 16, 2022, Teej Program and April 15, 2023, Nepali-Bhutanese New Year Celebration, where there were more than fifteen dance performances from different aged groups attended by diverse folks from around Salt Lake City, Utah. Cultural cuisines were provided, gift cards were provided to the performers, and donations such as backpacks, clothes, and sanitizers.

Teej Event

The four Dance Students participated in the Living Traditions held at the premise of Washington Square, Downtown, SLC, Utah, on Saturday, May 21, 2023

Six performers participated in the Asian Festival on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at the Utah State Fair Park.

Six performers two dances at the World Refugee Day Celebration on Saturday, June 17, 2023

The performers received some incentives from the organizers.

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