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BYU Living Legends to perform "Seasons"

  • Performance Dates: February 6-7 and March 26, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU
  • Price: $8-12 (discounts available for students, alumni and seniors)
  • Tickets: Available at the BYU Ticket Office in the Harris Fine Arts Center or Marriott Center, by phone 801.422.2981 or visit byuarts.com

Brigham Young University’s Living Legends will perform Seasons, a celebration of Latin American, Native American and Polynesian song and dance in a concert at the de Jong Concert Hall on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-7, at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a performance on Thursday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12, with $4 off with a BYU or student ID and $1 off for seniors and BYU alumni. Tickets can be purchased in person at the BYU Ticket Office in the Harris Fine Arts Center or Marriott Center, by phone 801.422.2981 or online at byuarts.com

Living Legends captures the essence of ancient and modern culture in a celebration of Latin American, Native American and Polynesian song and dance. Traditions come to life as talented descendants of these cultures blend authentic choreography, intricate costumes and heart-pounding music into one captivating show.

The “Seasons” performance takes the audience on a journey through the history of these cultures including seasons of promise, plenty, prosperity, war and rebirth and features dances from North America, Mexico, Ecuador, Hawaii, Guatemala, Samoa, Paraguay, Tahiti, Argentina, Bolivia, Fiji, New Zealand and Tonga.

“It is a moving experience to work with these performers because I see the sincere respect they each hold for one another’s ancestry as well as their own,” said artistic director Janelle Christensen.

Living Legends originates in the School of Dance. The group has 44 members, made up of 36 performers and a technical crew of 8. All performers are of Polynesian, Latin or Native American heritage and are selected after a rigorous audition process.

Featured on national TV in China, Eastern Europe and Latin America, the ethnic dancing troupe represented the United States at the 1992 World’s Fair in Seville, Spain and at the 1991 German-American Volksfest in Berlin. Living Legends also participated in the Opening Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and continues to communicate its message of hope to people all over the world.

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