Dy­namic dance

A vi­brant tour­ing stage-show is set to cap­ture the ex­cit­ing essence of an­cient and mod­ern cul­tures.

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It’s called Liv­ing Le­gends, and a panorama of Latin Amer­i­can, Na­tive Amer­i­can, and Poly­ne­sian song and dance, will erupt on the Re­gent on Broad­way stage when the US based pro­duc­tion ar­rives on Tues­day May 3.

The per­for­mance com­bines a dy­namic reper­toire of Na­tive Amer­i­can chore­og­ra­phy with the colour and vi­tal­ity of Poly­ne­sian and Latin Amer­i­can dance styles.

Tra­di­tions come to life as tal­ented de­scen­dants and in­her­i­tors of these cul­tures weave to­gether au­then­tic chore­og­ra­phy, in­tri­cate cos­tumes and heart­pound­ing mu­sic into one cap­ti­vat­ing show. The lav­ish cos­tumes and the in­tri­cate chore­og­ra­phy are au­then­tic rep­re­sen­ta­tions of the cul­tures that are be­ing show­cased.

The Liv­ing Le­gends Sea­sons pro­gramme presents a kalei­do­scope of cul­ture, with dances and songs from Ar­gentina, Bo­livia, Ecuador, Fiji, Hawaii, Gu­atemala, Mex­ico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga and the United States.

Run by the depart­ment of dance at Brigham Young Univer­sity in Hawaii, the Liv­ing Le­gends com­pany has 44 mem­bers.

Tick­ets for the 7pm per­for­mance on Tues­day are through Tick­etDirect. As a bonus, the Liv­ing Le­gends cast plan to spend the day in work­shops with Palmer­ston North UCOL per­form­ing arts stu­dents.

A Latin blast of colour, rhythm and style is part of the Liv­ing Le­gends ex­pe­ri­ence in the Re­gent on Broad­way next Tues­day night.

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