BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble brings dance and culture from around the world to Ontario

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The ensemble arrives in the region on Tuesday, March 10 and will present a unique exhibit of history, rhythm and dance from around the world at the Meyer McLean Performing Arts Theater at the Four Rivers Cultural Center.

A dancer from Ballet Folkórico Mexico Lindo performed at Lions Park last year. The Nampa-based dance troupe also performed at Mexico’s Independence Day event at the Four Rivers Cultural Center on September 15 and will open for the ensemble next week. (Company / File)

ONTARIO – Next week, the BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble will transform the Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario into a radiant array of world music and culture.

The ensemble arrives in the region on Tuesday March 10 and will present a unique exhibition of history, rhythm and dance from around the world at the Meyer McLean Performing Arts Theater in the Cultural Center.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the pre-show featuring Nampa-based Ballet Folklórico Mexico Lindo begins at 6:45 p.m.

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The performance of the International Folk Dance Ensemble lasts approximately 90 minutes and will take the audience on a journey around the world, filling the stage with the sights and sounds of dances and music from various cultures.

Dances will include Irish rigid shoes, American clogs, Ukrainian hopak, exotic Indian dances and more.

Tickets for the show cost $ 15 to $ 25 can be purchased online at 4rcc.com or by calling 541-889-8191

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