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Highlights from the Bollywood Ball

#CultureALLBall dance lesson

CultureALL’s Bollywood Ball event celebrated 10 years of CultureALL’s work in bringing authentic cultural experiences into Central Iowa schools and communities. Over 500 community members –  CultureALL Ambassadors, volunteers, performers, and guests – were on hand to help make it a night to remember.  Here are some of the highlights:

Thanks to a dedicated committee of community volunteers, on April 16 the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates in downtown Des Moines was transformed into a magical Bollywood wonderland with performing stages, “selfie stations” for fabulous photos, and a colorful Bazaar.

#CultureALL Ball decorations
Photos by Prestige Events

An incredible array of performing artists brought their talents to the Ball.  There were musicians….

#CultureALL Ball
Ritu Varma – Photo by Sanjay Photography

and dancers…

#CultureALL Ball
ISU Bhangra Club – Photo by Kristy G Knapp
#CultureALLBall Bollywood Dhamaka
School of Kathak Dance – Photo by Sanjay Photography

and even some dance lessons, so everyone could join in the fun!

Bollywood Dance Lesson – Photo by Kristy G. Knapp

The Sahai Family was honored for its contributions to the community.

Sahai Family Award
The Sahai Family – Photo by Sanjay Photography

Mehandi artists provided guests with gorgeous (but temporary) henna tattoos…

#CultureALL Ball Mehandi
Mehandi – Photo by MVZ Photography

and guests dazzled in their fabulous fashions.

Photo by Eric Salmon

More Highlights Online

For more photos and links to videos from the Ball, please visit our Facebook Album.

Read about the ball from the perspective of one of the guests in this great article by Belle Du Journal.

See the photo spread from The Des Moines Register.

For more information on the event, click here.

CultureALL would like to thank everyone who attended the Ball and participated in the Raffle as well as our generous sponsors.   All funds raised during the event were used to support our education programs.  These programs provide students with that which textbooks and research projects cannot: first-hand interaction with real people from other countries for high quality global learning.


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