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BYU's Living Legends to bring colorful cultures to de Jong Concert Hall Feb. 8-10

Living Legends, a performing group at Brigham Young University that features music and dance from Polynesian, American Indian and Latin American cultures, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday, Feb. 9-10, in the de Jong Concert Hall on the BYU campus.

Tickets are $10 or $8 with a BYU or student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Center Ticket Office by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting artix.byu.edu.

"Seasons," as the show is appropriately named, will walk audiences through a storyline of cultural seasons, leading them from a season of promise to one of plenty, then prosperity, pride, war and finally rebirth. The show will emphasize the importance of family and choices, as well as the destinations to which those choices lead.

"My favorite part is watching the faces of these audiences as they fall in love with these people on stage," said Janielle Christensen, artistic director for Living Legends. "[These performers] are there because they love these cultures. That's what's portrayed onstage, the light and energy and beauty of the performers and their desire to share with the audience."

With its 35-40 members each year, Living Legends is composed entirely of young people who come from the cultures represented in the show. The fast-paced 90-minute production includes individual dance numbers from North America (especially Alaska), islands such as Fiji, Samoa, Hawaii, New Zealand and Tonga, and Latin American countries including Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia and Bolivia.

For more information, contact Emily Bailey at (801) 422-2563.

Writer: Brooke Eddington

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