PENNaach is the University of Pennsylvania’s only all-female South Asian fusion dance troupe. PENNaach challenges its members to reach high standards of excellence and new heights in the development of their craft. We hope to awaken members to the importance and value of culture, history and tradition as well as instill in them the need for experimentation and discovery through new methods and approaches in South Asian Dance. PENNaach hopes to motivate members to develop critical and analytical skills and demonstrate that these are enhanced by creative thinking. Finally, we hope to provide members with the opportunity to actively participate in all areas of production and expose them to various styles of South Asian dance.
Every February, PENNaach produces its own show which is run by the students. In addition to this major performance, we can also be seen performing at various events on campus, charity events, university-sponsored events, and events in the Philadelphia region. The team is dedicated to presenting the highest level of performance and technique in the Philadelphia area.