March 27, 2013
The Utah Valley University Cultural Envoy Dancers from the Islands of Polynesian will perform next week at Northeastern Junior College. The tickets are very affordable and two performances will be offered, one on April 4th and another on April 5th. (Courtesy Photo)
Sterling, Colorado —The Utah Valley University Cultural Envoy Dancers from the Islands of Polynesian will perform two shows at Northeastern Jr. College this upcoming April 4-5, 2013 in the Dorothy Corsberg Theatre inside the E.S. French Hall. Shows will be held at 7 p.m. nightly and are expected to last about an hour and half.
Utah Valley University Cultural Envoy’s Legacy began in 2001 with three primary objectives: support education, promote cultural diversity and build partnerships with the community. Legacy, a Polynesian dance team, was formed because the Polynesian community was growing exponentially in Utah. Island natives who came to Utah for the educational opportunities and the excellent value-based community were struck by the vast difference between Utah Valley and the exotic islands. Legacy provides a bit of home for these students.
Members of the dance team represent all six of the main Polynesian Islands. Although predominantly Polynesian, people of many nationalities dance in Legacy, and the team invites all those interested to perform with them.
Legacy performed at various venues at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and on a promotional tour in Las Vegas, Nev. The team members are looking forward to sharing their culture with all walks of life. It is a participatory performance. Children and others are invited to learn how to Hula, Slap dance, do fire knife dancing and much more.
Cost for the performance will be: $5.00 (General Admission), $20.00(Family Pass of 8 People) $3.00 (High School Students with I.D.). Feel free to email: Benjamin.Reichert@njc.edu with any questions you might have.