In Performing Arts Management, Tours

BYU’s Living Legends perform in Xi’an, China as part of BYU China Spectacular. (Steve Fidel)

Living Legends, BYU’s Native American dance group, had the opportunity to share traditional Native American dances in China, where audiences included people who had no idea that Native Americans still existed.

“Having this opportunity to share my culture with the people of China is something special just because in a lot of countries they don’t know that natives still exist,” said Adam Conte, one of the Living Legends performers.

Besides being able to share his own culture, Conte also became immersed in the Chinese culture while on tour. Conte said blending the two cultures helped melt differences.

“Being able to share that with people around the world, I think that unifies us more because I think you can always draw similarities between cultures,” said Conte.

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