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Brigham Young University’s International Folk Dance Ensemble to visit Carson City

Nevada Appeal staff report

A voyage of dance and music through the heartbeat of the world’s cultures will enliven the Carson City Community Center when a folk dance ensemble takes the stage.

Brigham Young University’s International Folk Dance Ensemble will pay tribute to the music and dance of dozens of nations on Feb. 24.

The program offers a kaleidoscope of furious footwork, pulsing rhythms and authentic costumes and props to spread magic from across the globe.

A range of dances — from Irish hard shoe and American clogging to Ukrainian Hopak — will be in store. Russia, Korea, Poland and Mexico are among other nations that also will be represented.

This year, the ensemble is celebrating its 60th anniversary as a performing arts group with BYU.

For the past six decades the group has traveled throughout the world performing traditional dances selected from a variety of cultures.

Its Carson City performance will be at 7 p.m. inside the Carson City Community Center’s Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William St. Doors open a half hour before show time.

Tickets for adults range from $15 to $20; youth tickets range from $13 to $18.

A portion of ticket sales will go to the Replenishment Grant Fund for the BYU Alumni Association’s Reno chapter, which awards grants to BYU students from Northern Nevada.

For tickets and information, go to https://pam.byu.edu. To buy tickets for wheelchair-accessible seats, contact Ken Lund at 775-870-6332.