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Celebrate “The Gift” with BYU’s “Christmas Around the World”

Performance Dates and Times: Dec. 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee at  2 p.m. on Dec. 5.

Location: Marriott Center, BYU

Price: $10-20 (discounts for senior citizens, BYU students, groups and alumni)

Tickets: Available in person at the BYU Ticket Office in the Harris Fine Arts Center or Marriott Center, by phone at 801-422-2981 or online at byuarts.com           

This year’s “Christmas Around the World” celebration at Brigham Young University—featuring the International Folk Dance Ensemble and sponsored by the BYU Department of Dance—will take place in the Marriott Center Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5, at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee.

 

Tickets are $10-20, with discounts available for alumni, students, employees, senior citizens and groups. Tickets can be purchased in person at the BYU Ticket Office in the Harris Fine Arts Center or Marriott Center, by phone at 801-422-2981 or online at byuarts.com.

 

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This year’s theme, “The Gift,” will be demonstrated in a performance of more than 150 student dancers, singers and musicians in colorful costumes who bring their talents to share the world’s Christmas traditions. The program will feature dances and music from dozens of countries across the globe including China, Croatia, Haiti, Mexico and Palestine.

In her fifth year as artistic director, Jeanette Geslison cites the students as the heart and soul of this annual tradition.

 

“In this production we journey, as the Wise Men of old, through different areas of the world as we eventually end in the Holy Land,” said Geslison. “We celebrate and honor cultural diversity through principles of love and goodwill. These cultural presentations are truly gifts at this time of year.”

 

This performance will feature International Folk Dance Ensemble and guest musical performers will include Mountain Strings, BYU Men’s Chorus and the Intermountain Symphony Orchestra.

Writer: Riley Oliphant

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