Mizzou Masti gears up for 17th India Nite

Thursday, October 30, 2008 | 2:23 p.m. CDT; updated 11:26 a.m. CST, Friday, November 7, 2008

COLUMBIA — As choreographer for an MU student group performing at India Nite on Saturday, Prerana Patel's days and evenings have been filled with selecting music and creating and teaching intricate dance movements. Patel is also responsible for coordinating the 16 dancers'  tight schedules so that somehow they can practice for as many as 15 hours a week to prepare for the show.