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Red lights illuminated the stage as a two-man operated Chinese lion costume danced through the aisles and jumped onto the stage.

Drinking from a prop wine bottle, the lion swayed and swaggered to a cultural rhythm, finally collapsing on the floor.

The banging of bamboo shoots echoed off the walls of Eisenhower Auditorium Saturday night as members of the Penn State Filipino Association performed a traditional tinikling dance for a crowd of about 400 people.

On stage, six females quickly hopped over the shoots as the crouching male dancers rapidly pounded the shoots together and against the stage floor.

The tinikling dance was one of 15 routines performed at the 10th annual "Asian Awakenings." Asian social, religious and cultural groups coordinated performances ranging from rousing step routines to graceful ribbon dances.

The banging of bamboo shoots echoed off the walls of Eisenhower Auditorium Saturday night as members of the Penn State Filipino Association performed a traditional tinikling dance for a crowd of about 400 people.

On stage, six females quickly hopped over the shoots as the crouching male dancers rapidly pounded the shoots together and against the stage floor.

The tinikling dance was one of 15 routines performed at the 10th annual "Asian Awakenings." Asian social, religious and cultural groups coordinated performances ranging from rousing step routines to graceful ribbon dances.

Penn State is a colorful school. Although it is sometimes difficult to notice, performances such as Asian Awakenings and Sitara truly show the complexion at Penn State.

"This is a show where the entire Asian community gets together and celebrates its heritage," said Christy Cheung (sophomore-psychology), director of membership for Penn State's Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC).

APAC encompasses 14 student organizations, and it organizes a performance extravaganza at least once a year.

In celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, which began earlier this week, the Asian Pacific American Coalition and other groups will host the "Asian Awakenings" cultural show at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Bryce Jordan Center South Annex.

The seventh annual Mr. and Ms. Asian Penn State Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow in HUB Heritage Hall.

Members of Penn State's Asian Pacific American community discussed student apathy and lack of unity within their community in a panel discussion last night in Pollock Cultural Lounge.

Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Delta Phi sorority, last night's workshop, titled "Appreciating Each Other's Cultures: A Look into Asian Pacific American Ethnic Groups," is part of a series of events celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritag e month.

"There's a lack of unity within the Asian Pacific community," said Chiho Chan (junior-division of undergraduate studies), a panel representative from Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternity.