Living Legends

Celebrating Culture in Mexico

Living Legends and Danza Folklórica MAASO pose together at the Feria de Puebla celebration.

BYU Living Legends arrived in Mexico City on Monday, May 2, full of energy and excitement. That evening, they put on an activity for the young adults of a local congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They also took time to visit the grounds at the Church’s Mexico City Mexico Temple. 

The performers were busy on Wednesday, with two back-to-back shows at the Teatro Hidalgo. Their performances were opened by students of Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández, a renowned Mexican folkloric ensemble in Mexico City. Getting to meet and perform with members of this group was a unique honor for Living Legends. 

Living Legends visits the Mexico City Mexico Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

It was a privilege to be in Puebla, Mexico, on May 5 for the Día de la Batalla de Puebla celebration. Living Legends danced in the most important event in the Feria de Puebla, sharing the stage with Danza Folklórica MAASO as the two groups performed dances from a variety of cultures. The crowd did not hesitate to show their excitement, yelling and celebrating while Living Legends performed. 

To conclude a busy but wonderful week, the group performed at the Auditorio Metropolitano in Puebla for an audience of nearly 1,000 people, and again in Mérida at a meeting house of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Living Legends performers look back on the week with appreciation for the chance to share their cultures and their testimonies of Jesus Christ through their performances around Mexico. 

Dancer Marypaz Cuessy strikes a pose at the end of the Jingle dance at the Feria de Puebla performance.

Living Legends gathers with Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández after the dance workshop in Mexico City.