SPONSORED: BYU Winterfest Concert Lineup Announced

Experience the wonder and splendor of music and dance as five world-renowned BYU performing groups bring their internationally showcased performances to Salt Lake City this February. Over the course of several weekends, shows that have won critical acclaim in several countries will be available in the LDS Conference Center Theatre for only $10 per ticket. The BYU Winterfest 2014 provides entertainment for audiences of all ages. Ring in the New Year with a celebration of the arts with this year’s performances! 

Winterfest will include concerts from:

INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE ENSEMBLE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST AT 2:00 PM (MATINEE), 7:30 PM

The International Folk Dance Ensemble’s new show, Journey, is a 90-minute voyage of dance and music through the heartbeat of the world’s cultures.  In this show you will see Irish hard shoe, American clogging, Ukrainian Hopak, exotic Indian dances, and many more.   The experience of the furious footwork, the pulsing rhythms, the live music, and the authentic costumes will leave you with a special kind of wanderlust. So throw off the bowlines and catch the wind in your sails as our companion on this Journey.

BALLROOM DANCE COMPANY

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH AT 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH AT 2:00 PM (MATINEE), 7:30 PM

BYU’s Ballroom Dance Company is internationally renowned. It is the largest collegiate ballroom team in the world and won first place at the prestigious Blackpool Dance Festival in the summer of 2013 in Latin and modern formation—it is the 13th time the team has taken home the trophy in Latin formation and the 12th time for modern formation. The Ballroom Dance Company combines traditional formation dances and standard ballroom steps with fresh choreography, breathtaking lifts and spins, stunning costumes, and energetic melodies to create a show that delights and entertains audiences of all ages.

VOCAL POINT

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH AT 7:30 PM & THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH AT 7:30 PM

BYU’s famed a cappella group, Vocal Point, consists of nine male vocalists whose voices deliver a high-energy show that combines harmony, humor, and remarkable vocal percussion into a powerful style with unique personality. In 2011, Vocal Point appeared on NBC’s hit television show, The Sing-Off, where they performed and were included in the top five final groups of this national a cappella competition. Vocal Point’s varied repertoire includes rock, pop, country, jazz, R&B, spiritual, and other musical styles, so there is something for everyone, no matter the age.

YOUNG AMBASSADORS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH AT 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH AT 2:00 PM (MATINEE), 7:30 PM

The Young Ambassadors are a group of singers, dancers, and musicians who have gained a reputation for entertaining excellence through energetic and heart-warming musical theater entertainment. Their new show, Heartsongs: Melodies of Love, has show tunes from award-winning Broadway musicals such as How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Cinderella, Singing in the Rain, and Thoroughly Modern Millie and features international hits by the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Adele, and Michael Jackson. The new show combines energetic choreography, exciting costumes, and dynamic music to create a memorable performance for the whole family. The Young Ambassadors have delighted audiences in over 67 countries with their quality musical theater productions.

CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST AT 7:30 PM

With a visual and kinetic feast with dances that range in style from concert contemporary dance to hip-hop, the company is one of the most widely toured university-based contemporary dance companies in the United States. By combining technology with traditional dance, the duets and group numbers come to life in a way never before seen. Contemporary Dance Theatre’s delightful and diverse repertoire covers a broad spectrum of innovative styles that will touch your head, your heart, and your funny bone! This show is one that will delight audience members of all ages.

Learn more about Winterfest and secure your tickets HERE.

Comments and feedback can be sent to feedback@ldsliving.com