On Sept. 18, the Razor’s Edge Shark Talent program will host Shark Magic: The Showcase, a compilation of student submission videos highlighting the artistic talents of Razor’s Edge Shark Talent program scholars and NSU students. The event will be held via Zoom at 7:30 p.m.
Twice a year, The Razor’s Edge Shark Talent program puts on two showcases — one to spotlight Shark Talent students’ talents and the other open for Shark Talent students to recruit other NSU students to participate. The title of the event this year is Shark Magic, a theme that reveals the hopes of the students who have worked hard to put the showcase together.
Schneider Campfort Jean-Pierre, a sophomore computer science major in the Razor’s Edge Shark Talent Program and the showcase committee chair, was the one to come up with this year’s theme.
“With everything going on right now it is important to find a little bit of something to help you get through it, a little bit of magic. We as the arts, just for one night, can be that magic that helps to entertain people during this time,” said Jean-Pierre.
This year, the showcase will feature a diverse array of talent from a variety of student video submissions. From singing and dancing to comedy, all artistic talents are welcomed in the showcase. Indya Williams, a senior Shark Talent Scholar and one of the coordinators for the showcase, is sure that the event will have something for everyone to enjoy.
“It can be artwork, singing, dancing, we’ve had spoken word in the past, comedy monologues, magic shows [and more],” said Williams.
Campfort Jean-Pierre encourages students to come out and show their support for their fellow Sharks.
“It’s going to be great. Just judging by the number of submissions we are planning to have, we are going to have a lot of variety and a lot of good stuff to watch. It’s [also] very convenient. It’s unfortunate that we have to do it online, but it doesn’t take much to just click a link and watch the showcase. It’s going to be a fun show. I’m excited,” he said.
To find out more information about the event, students can check out the SharkFins weekly newsletter, the Shark Talent Instagram and Facebook pages or keep an eye out for flyers posted around campus. Students can access the Zoom link for the event by scanning the QR code posted on both physical and digital versions of the flyers. Further questions can be directed to Dan Gelbmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.