Ethnos is hosting open auditions to students and members of the Abilene community.
The event is two days, featuring acts from student groups and on-campus organizations, showcasing the cultures of various places through song, dance, martial arts demonstration or skit. ACU organizations participating include Swing Cats, Shades, Omega Dance Company and Sanctify.
Though the first round of auditions is over, act leaders will take more members during the second round of auditions, beginning in two weeks.
Ethnos began in 1992 as the ISA Culture Show, offering an outlet for students to experience other cultures by watching or participating in the acts. Ethnos was formerly one of the largest student events, but it is now available outside of campus.
Veronica Whitt, ISA advisor and coordinator of International Students Services, said Ethnos is a fun, educational and impactful opportunity.
“Ethnos is more than a student production,” said Whitt. “Becoming a part of it is like finding a new home, and I believe many other students who have been involved would say the same thing.”
ISA Vice President, Brett Herman, said Ethnos offers opportunities for students to get involved with other cultures both on and off campus.
“Ethnos is a culmination of different cultural dances and performances that come together to show the diversity and unity of ACU and the Abilene community,” Herman said. “It is a beautiful thing to watch and be a part of.”
In the past, Ethnos had acts from Hardin Simmons University, the International Rescue Committee and Abilene High School.
The event is on Nov. 2, and Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in Cullen Auditorium. Early bird tickets go on sale on Tuesday and cost $5 each. General Admission tickets are $8 online or in the Campus Center and $10 at the door.