I-Night has been a staple of the International House experience for decades, and is met with weeks of preparation including rehearsals, set construction, and choreography.
This year’s theme, The Greatest Show – inspired by the movie the Greatest Showman – saw the Wool Room transform into a circus big top with party lights suspended from the Rotunda and PT Barnum-inspired posters donning windows around the room. Guests were met with the smell of popcorn as they entered the house, with balloons draped from the ceiling guiding them to their seats.
“The theme was a nod to the diversity of International House, the movie brings people together who otherwise wouldn’t meet – and we thought that sums up IH nicely,” said I-Night director, Smruthi Rangarajan.
“I-Night was the biggest event on the IH Calendar not because we hire fancy equipment and a stage, but because everyone in the house contributed to the show. I am confident to say that we have involved more than half the house in not only performance, but also set up, ranging from the stalls in intermission, food preparation, graphic design, backstage and tech support,” added I-Night Producer, Gordon Yen.
As hosts, Senal, Matthew and Siddharth set the tone for the evening, walking on stage with top hats and canes and introducing over 20 performers including comedians, Bollywood dancers, pianists, singers, jugglers and even a sharpshooter from the west.
“I’d like to thank everyone for their efforts, especially Smruthi, we were really happy with how it turned out, and I’m proud to share the photos and video from the evening," said Gordon.
A photo gallery from the event is available on the International House Facebook page. Video of each performance is available for download below.