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BYU Performing Arts Company presents folk dance showcase April 9

The Brigham Young University Department of Dance presents the Spring Performing Arts Company Showcase Friday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building.

Tickets at $5 are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 378-4322 or at www.byu.edu/hfac.

The performance will feature 32 folk dancers performing traditional dances from Israel, Hungary, Turkey, Czech Republic, Argentina, Bulgaria, Philippines, Russia, Quebec, Ireland, Afghanistan, Sweden, Austria, Ukraine and Puerto Rico, as well as an American clog number.

The Performing Arts Company takes its show to elementary schools throughout Utah, and expects to perform for 62 schools.

"The performing students give up four weeks of their summer to perform for elementary schools," said artistic director Delynne Peay. "They generally perform three or four shows a day, and they're very dedicated to doing this huge service project."

The showcase features two new elements: a Puerto Rican dance choreographed by Celia Aguayo, and the telling of Mercer Mayer's folk tale, "Liza Lou and the Yeller Belly Swamp," a southern version of "Little Red Riding Hood."

"The show is geared to children more than adults, but everyone enjoys it," Peay said.

For more information about the Spring Performing Arts Company Showcase, contact Delynne Peay at (801) 422-4283.

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