BYU Living Legends presents “Storytellers” in the EAC Fine Arts Auditorium

Contributed photo: BYU Living Legends will present ‘Storytellers’ at Eastern Arizona College Fine Arts Auditorium on January 25 at 7pm

By Chris McBride/EAC

THATCHER — Brigham Young University’s International Dance Group, Living Legends, is pleased to present “Storytellers” at the Eastern Arizona College Fine Arts Auditorium on January 25 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at eac.edu under “Get tickets”. Proceeds from this show will benefit the EAC Intertribal Club Scholarships.

Performing culturally inspired dance, music and costumes, BYU’s Living Legends celebrate Latin American, Native American and Polynesian cultures. As the toddler grows and reaches adulthood, he searches for who he is and how he fits into the world. His questions are answered as parents and ancestors share the stories of their people through song and dance. There is nothing new in the legend they tell. It has been told in every age, in every country, in every language. This is the story of today and tomorrow – of how we connect with the Earth, each other and those who have gone before.

Spectacular choreography, colorful costumes and heart-pounding music bring to life the skills, beauty and authenticity of these traditional cultures. All Living Legends members are of Native American, Latino, or Polynesian heritage. Storytellers reflects the cycle of civilizations and interweaves the legends of the past with today’s reality. From the exciting Polynesian haka and poi and graceful Mexican fiesta dances to the expertise behind the Native American hoop dance, this is an experience you won’t want to miss!

About Living Legends:

Organized in 1971, the troupe specializes in performances for its local people, to promote excellence, inspire love for members’ homelands and develop pride in their heritage.

The group travels all over the world and consists of 38 members, including performers and a skilled technical team. Actors come from the United States, Canada, South and Central America, and the Pacific Islands. Members receive higher education in various subjects.

Attached photo: BYU Living Legends will play at the EAC on January 25th.

About the Artistic Director:

Jamie Kalama Wood, appointed Artistic Director in August 2019, brings extensive performance and teaching experience from New York. Her background in dance, music and theater and her passion for world cultures enhance Living Legends’ performances.

Speaking about the programme, Jamie said: “The Living Legends program is inspired by God. He cares about these students, our people, and the gospel message that this group can share in a way that is unique to them.”

About BYU’s College of Fine Arts and Communications:

“Living Legends,” housed in BYU’s College of Fine Arts and Communications, originated in the Department of Dance. With an enrollment of 30,000 students from the United States and 100 foreign countries, BYU is one of the largest private universities in the country.

About Eastern Arizona College

East Arizona College – Arizona’s first community college – has been helping students achieve their dreams since 1888. EAC’s qualified and caring faculty prepare students for the most sought-after careers and advanced universities. EAC offers more than 90 certificates and degrees, including Arizona’s No. 1 nursing school, a fine arts program featuring Arizona’s only marching band, and an engineering program that accelerates students for success at top universities and businesses. high level. Students thrive at EAC, making friendships that last a lifetime. EAC’s vibrant student experience includes on-campus housing, more than 30 clubs and organizations, active intramurals, and nationally ranked athletics and eSports teams. At EAC, most students leave with $0 in debt. Let EAC provide you with an affordable way to claim your dreams. Contact [email protected] or call (928) 428-8272 today.

For ticket inquiries, please contact the EAC Marketing and Public Relations Department at (928) 428-8911.

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