Multicultural Dance Group BYU Living Legends to Perform at Nevada 150th Anniversary Event | Carson City Nevada News

Event date:

February 1, 2014 – 7:30 p.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Nevada Hundred and Fiftieth Commission announce an addition to the Nevada 150 calendar of events.

As part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the State of Nevada, Brigham Young University dance group Living Legends will perform “Seasons” at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in Reno on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. .

“Seasons” is a spectacular performance of choreography, colorful costumes and thrilling music bringing to life the skill, beauty and authenticity of these traditional cultures. From graceful Hawaiian hula and Mexican fiesta dances to the excitement and beauty of a Native American powwow, Living Legends’ performance reflects the cycle of civilizations through the depiction of changing seasons and weaves legends of the past with reality. today.

David Haws, president of one of the church’s local organizations, says it’s important to stay connected to our past. “This clever and talented presentation represents stories from the past. We must always be aware of our ancestors and know our individual and cultural heritage, ”said Haws.

Aftenposten from Norway wrote of the performance: “The Native American dancers… were so energetically proficient that we were convinced that raindrops would have fallen heavy and swift if they had tried a rain dance. After viewing the show, President Santo Rene Nunez Tellez, of Managua, Nicaragua, said, “A culture does not die when it dies, it dies when it is forgotten. Your show saves culture and heritage.

Scott Carey, events and community relations manager for the Nevada 150 committee, said he was happy to have a highly acclaimed multicultural event as part of the 150th anniversary celebration.
Tickets for the show are available at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts box office, on the website www.pioneercenter.com and by phone at (775) -686-8600.

Nevada’s 150th anniversary, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s membership in the Union, will provide opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our common history and lay the groundwork for a cultural appreciation for generations to come. Nevada’s unique and diverse history will be celebrated statewide for an entire year to promote pride in the common heritage of all Nevadans. Nevada’s 150th anniversary celebration will begin on Nevada Day 2013 and end with an expanded Nevada Day celebration in October 2014. For more information, please visit www.nevada150.org.