BSU holds auditions for upcoming talent show

Mchelle Moreno

Auditions were held on Tuesday in the Learning Center for students who wanted to perform in the show, “Expressions Through Black Art,” which is presented by the Black Student Union.

Black History Month is celebrated in February, and has now created a wave for the Black Student Union to collaborate on a show that will showcase many talented students on Feb. 25.

The auditions had a compilation of students who were rappers, dancers and writers. Nursing major Tiffany Varela, tried out for the play with a song that she thought would best be suited for Black History Month.

“It’s going to be a great show that the Black Student Union is putting on. I used Donnie Hathaway’s ‘Someday, We’ll All Be Free’. I think it would be good for Black History Month,” Varela said.

As Varela finished her song,  tryouts for the show went on with forensics psychology major  Nashima Davis, who had a difficult time choosing a song that would best fit her dance moves, started out shy, but as soon the song started, she gave a taste of what her dancing is made of.

Davis only performed for a short 10 seconds, ending it by jumping into a split.

“It was fun, but I wasn’t really ready. So, it was just kind of a freestyle, but I’m coming back later.”

Davis went on to explain on what inspired her to audition with her dance moves.

“I’m really into black history and I like showing people what I can do and just get my talent out there,” Davis said.

With only a small handful students who showed up for the auditions, one more student got to perform a ballet dance, before a following class came into session.

Sports medicine major Justina Cummings got to perform a short ballet dance, but her nervousness got in the way of performing to her best ability.

“I was super nervous and I think I did really bad. I’ve done ballet for eight years, but I stopped to play sports. This was my first time dancing in two years,” Cummings said.

Cummings was influenced by her friends to try out and decided to give it a try.

Auditions ended at 12:30 p.m. since there was a class waiting to start. President of BSU, Ana Pablo, who hosted the auditions for the show, talked about the performances that she saw.

“I’m very surprised by the talent that we have both in-house from BSU, and what we found on campus,” Pablo said.