Performing Arts News

BYU performing groups serve throughout the world during summer tours.     

Every spring and summer for the past 50 years, a select number of BYU students are given the opportunity to "go forth to serve" while performing around the globe, from quaint towns nestled in the Midwest to some of the world’s most exotic destinations.

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Living Legends - Looking Toward the Sunrise
Jerad Todacheenie’s high school calculus teacher was the first person who inspired him to join Living Legends—and subsequently changed his whole life. “My teacher performed a native hoop dance at our school assembly once, and I approached him after, wanting to know how he learned, and if he could teach me the dance,” says Todacheenie. “He gladly accepted and, after football, basketball, and track practice, began teaching me the native dances of our ancestors.” Todacheenie has had the opportunity to travel back to those who share his same heritage and inspire them as he was once inspired.

Contemporary Dance Theatre - Dancing to the East: A Special Encounter with China
As ambassadors for their school and for their country during their fall 2013 tour, The BYU Contemporary Dance Theatre, brought the spirit of the West to meet their dancing Eastern counterparts as they performed alongside the Beijing Dance Academy during the Chun Hua Qiu Shi Festival, in the National Center for the Performing arts in Beijing, China.

Theatre Ballet - Storybook Heroes and Fairies Flutter to the West
Delicate pointe shoes and layers of tulle bring beloved fairy-tale characters to life in Theatre Ballet’s production of Fairy Tales and Fantasy, set to tour in Southern California this spring.

Highlights Slide Shows:  Ballroom Dance Company to China Summer 2008
                                   Ballroom Dance Company to Blackpool England 2007  |  Dancers' Company to The Caribbean 2007

BYU Touring History Video     High Speed | Low Speed
This video shows where our performing groups have visited since 1952. Each time a country flashes, it is a new visit to that area.

BYU Touring History Maps     Symbol Map | Heat Map
See where BYU ensembles have performed over the last 40 years.