Most university students right now are enjoying their summer break. Those who recently graduated are probably out looking for jobs, if they haven’t found one already.
But a group of students from Brigham Young University are on a different mission this summer: they are touring Central America to share cultural dances from the South Pacific, North America, and Latin America.
The Living Legends group is comprised of students who hail from each of featured ethnic groups and cultures of the Pacific Islands (Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga). After recent performances in Guatemala and Honduras, their tour will end with two performances in Managua on May 15- 16. The dance performance will be held at the Rubén Darío National Theater at 7:30 pm. Entrance is $7.
I lived in Nicaragua for a couple years and enjoyed immersing myself in the local culture and getting to know the people. I believe this is a great opportunity for Nicaraguans to get a small glimpse of my Polynesian culture and find that similarities abound even among people with different cultures and languages.
For more information, visit their webpage—the names of the dances the group will be performing can be found under the title “Repertoire,” on the left column of their home page.