BYU’s China Spectacular Tour Celebrates 40 Years of Friendship

Forty years ago, a group of Brigham Young University student performers traveled to China and put on a show that made history. This summer, the University is celebrating that anniversary with a return tour that highlights the relationship BYU and China have shared since 1979. Following the aftermath of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, BYU’s initial […]

Blend of World-Class Ballroom and Latin Dancing Showcased at BYU Ballroom Dance in Concert

The Ballroom Dance Company will perform their “Ode to Joy” and “Ritmo del Corazon” medleys for the last time On April 12 and 13, 160 students will come together to present “BYU’s Ballroom Dance in Concert.” The performance promises to showcase equal measures of quality dancing and theatrical spectacle. In the world of ballroom, most […]

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DancEnsemble Showcases Collective Creativity in Collaborative Concert

Kate Monson, creative director of DancEnsemble, discusses the upcoming concert and the benefits of collaboration   DancEnsemble, which each semester gives students a chance to present their own choreography in concert, regularly pairs students up with other academic units to create multidisciplinary performance art. This semester, the Department of Art brings some set pieces, original […]

BYU’s Ballet in Concert to Showcase Sleeping Beauty and Sought-After Modern Pieces

“Ballet in Concert” brings “Sleeping Beauty” and modern masterpieces by Balanchine and Arpino to audiences. The BYU Department of Dance hopes to introduce new fans to the splendor of ballet with the performance of “Sleeping Beauty” on Feb 28. “Ballet, by and large through the ages, has been removed from the general public,” said Shayla […]

Living Legends Lead Audiences Through the Seasons of Life

Living Legends will perform their ‘Seasons’ show, now featuring some new dances   Living Legends will be performing on Feb. 8 and Feb. 9, bringing new dances and their same classic story to the stage. Only two years off from their 50th anniversary, the dance group remains grounded in their mission of representing their cultural […]

Contemporary Dance Theatre Expresses Human Connection, Spirituality Through Movement

The high-energy concert features original choreography by guest artists alongside Martha Graham’s historically significant “Dark Meadow” BYU Contemporary Dance Theatre (CDT) will celebrate spirituality and the human experience through movement when the company’s Pardoe Theatre concert opens on Feb. 7. Contemporary dance is an ever-evolving field, employing innovative techniques to explore and express broader messages […]

Christmas Around the World Invites Students and Audiences to Go Beyond Themselves and Their Cultures This Holiday Season

One of BYU’s longest-standing Christmas traditions returns with new choreography, a pre-concert market and lots of Christmas spirit. Christmas Around the World has become synonymous with the Christmas season on BYU campus. As Jeanette Geslison, artistic director of the concert, said, “It’s become a tradition, not just here at BYU, but in the community.” However, […]

BYU’s Ballet Showcase Offers A Variety of Contemporary and Classical Ballet

Ballerinas present diverse range of ballet, including Raymonda Variations, contemporary ballet pieces, and original works.   After weeks of rehearsals and classes, BYU’s Theatre Ballet company presents this year’s Ballet Showcase. The performance, which takes place on Nov. 16 and 17, offers a collection of classical and contemporary ballet. “The concert has a wide range […]

dancEnsemble Features a Collection of Dances Choreographed By Students

dancEnsemble facilitates student choreography and teaching opportunities. The College of Fine Arts and Communications puts on many productions and concerts, but dancEnsemble never has trouble setting itself apart. The contemporary dance company’s concerts – which happen once per semester – give students the chance to participate through dancing in and choreographing the majority of the […]

Brigham Young Ballroom Dance Division Prepares for 2018 BYU DanceSport Championships

Dancers of all skill levels will vie for titles in more than 40 competitive categories.   This November 9th, ballroom dancers from around the country will converge at the Wilkinson Student Center to participate this year’s annual BYU DanceSport Championships. With skill levels ranging from amateur to elite, these dancers will show their skills and […]