Students from Pearson College UWC perform in a past edition of One World, a cultural and musical extravaganza at the McPherson Playhouse on March 16 and 17. Photo courtesy Pearson College UWC

Students from Pearson College UWC perform in a past edition of One World, a cultural and musical extravaganza at the McPherson Playhouse on March 16 and 17. Photo courtesy Pearson College UWC

One World a musical, cultural illustration of Lester Pearson’s original vision

Pearson College presents its One World Performance and Student Expo on March 16-17

A beloved Victoria spring tradition brings a world of international performances to the stage of the McPherson Playhouse, as 180 Pearson College UWC students present the One World Performance and Expo March 16 and 17.

One World is an inspirational mix of multicultural music, dance and storytelling led by students from across Canada and around the world. Presented annually for more than three decades, the event sees students work together on every aspect of the performance and the free Student Expo. That ranges from choreography, writing scripts and creating costumes to lighting, sound and other technical support, as well as conceiving of and building interactive Expo displays.

Onstage, audiences can look forward to Pearson favourites like the Gumboot dance, Ukrainian dance and the College Choir, plus a variety of new original performances. In the McPherson lobby, the Expo features interactive student-staffed displays highlighting community and worldwide service and engagement, the College’s unique approach to education, and Pearson’s 4,000-plus graduates who are making a difference around the world.

Pearson College UWC is Canada’s most international school and one of 17 United World Colleges worldwide. With up to 200 students from every province and territory and nations across the globe, the college on Pedder Bay in Metchosin opened in 1974. It was inspired by the vision of former Prime Minister and Nobel Laureate Lester B. Pearson to use education as a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

— Monday Magazine staff

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