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May 2, 2017
The Ballroom Dance Company has just arrived in Chile to begin its 2017 tour in South America. The group’s outstanding show <em>Swing ’n’ Sway</em> will reach audiences in Concepción, Santiago, and Viña del Mar. All proceeds from their performances in Chile will be donated to COANIQUEM BCF, a charity for children who are burn victims. On May 10, the group will take its tour to Argentina, where they will visit the cities of Mendoza, San Juan, Córdoba, and Buenos Aires. <h6>All proceeds from their performances in Chile will be donated to COANIQUEM BCF, a charity for children who are burn victims.</h6> While on tour, the Ballroom Dance Company will reach out to the community through various service projects, including a visit to COANIQUEM’s rehabilitation center, where group members will interact with the children and bring them gifts. The dancers are excited to learn more about the Argentine tango and to connect with the locals. The group will collaborate with the Catholic Church, which has offered the Auditorio de Belgrano in Buenos Aires as a performance venue.READ MORE
Brigham Young University’s Chamber Orchestra is traveling where no BYU performing arts group has gone for the past 20 years: the Philippines. Chamber Orchestra will visit Cebu, Bohol, Palawan, and Manila in May 2017, bringing with them the beauty of music and a helping hand. <h6>They will accompany Broadway star Lea Salonga in what promises to be a memorable performance.</h6> On May 11, Chamber Orchestra will begin its tour in Quezon City. The orchestra will perform in Manila from May 15 to 18, and on May 20 the group will present its show in Cebu at the Ayala Center theater OnStage Cebu. The group will then travel to Bohol for its May 23 performance before heading to Palawan, where the group will perform in the Puerto Princesa City Coliseum on May 27. For its grand finale, Chamber Orchestra will return to Manila for a final performance at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, where—for the second time this year—they will accompany Broadway star Lea Salonga in what promises to be a memorable performance.READ MORE
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Brigham Young University International Folk Dance Ensemble is embarking on another international tour. From May 1 to 23, the group will tour Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, sharing its energetic show <em>Journey</em>. <h6>It has been almost 20 years since International Folk Dance Ensemble has traveled to Thailand and Vietnam, and this will be its first time in Cambodia.</h6> The talented dancers will be accompanied by the folk music ensemble Mountain Strings. It has been almost 20 years since International Folk Dance Ensemble has traveled to Thailand and Vietnam, and this will be its first time in Cambodia. From May 4 to 9, the ensemble will perform in Bangkok and Pattaya, Thailand. Next the group will travel to Cambodia to participate in the young single adult conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints there on May 12 and perform in Phnom Penh on May 13. The group will then travel to Vietnam to perform in Ho Chi Minh City, visit Hạ Long Bay, and finish the tour with performances in Hanoi.READ MORE
Living Legends is taking its 2017 extended tour to nine states in the Midwest: Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa. The group members are excited to take the cultures of their Native American, Latin American, and Polynesian ancestors to these states. The group will start bright and early on May 2 with a morning segment broadcast by a local news station, KWCH, in Wichita, Kansas. The station will interview members of Living Legends and film snippets of their performances and costumes. <h6> The group hopes to inspire and uplift the people they encounter.</h6> On May 11, Living Legends will get the opportunity to have Minnesota Mormon Chorale open for the BYU group’s performance at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis. The chorale will sing “America the Beautiful.” Living Legends will visit the Rosebud Indian Reservation, located in South Dakota, where they will host assemblies at Todd County High School and St. Francis Indian School. Members of Living Legends will also speak about social issues that the reservation faces. The group hopes to inspire and uplift the people they encounter.READ MORE
Young Ambassadors has commenced its 2017 tour along the coast of Brazil. The group is taking its new show, <em>Welcome Home</em>, to Manaus, Belém, Fortaleza, Recife, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo. <h6>This is the first time a BYU performing group has gone to Northern Brazil.</h6> This year’s theme for Young Ambassadors is “Live to Give.” To put the theme into practice while on tour, the group will visit orphanages and hospitals and will serve with Mormon Helping Hands. Furthermore, they will hold devotionals in meetinghouses for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in every city they visit. The members of the group are excited to reach the audiences of Brazil. After all, this is the first time a BYU performing group has gone to Northern Brazil. Members of Young Ambassadors have worked hard to translate parts of their show into Portuguese so that they can connect with audiences by performing in their native language. Members of Young Ambassadors say they are most excited about the people, food, and art they will encounter.READ MORE