In a performance of extravagant dancing, culturally-inspired music and intricate costumes, Brigham Young University’s Living Legends celebrates the Latin American, Native American, and Polynesian cultures in their show, Seasons. Each year, hundreds of BYU students audition for the opportunity to pay tribute to their ancestors through music and dancing. The audition process is competitive—accepting only the best singers and dancers—but all Living Legends members are of Native American, Latin American, or Polynesian heritage. Spectacular choreography, colorful costumes, and heart-pounding music bring to life the skill, beauty and authenticity of these traditional cultures. From the graceful Hawaiian Hula and Mexican Fiesta dances to the excitement and beauty of a Native American Pow Wow, this year’s Living Legends performance reflects the cycle of civilizations through the portrayal of changing seasons and weaves together legends of the past with the reality of today. Living Legends showcased their performance of Seasons in Samoa, New Zealand, and Tonga for the 2016 season. They’ll be reaching out with their performance in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska in 2017.
Living Legends originates in the Department of Dance, College of Fine Arts and Communications, at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The performance is sponsored by the local units of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is not a religious service.