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  • Performing Arts Management
    the former Dixie Porter and they are the parents of 7 children and the happy grandparents of 15 grandchildren Rex is involved in community service through work with the Boy Scouts of America as well as in a number of church assignments While at BYU Rex served as adjunct faculty for Utah Valley State College now Utah Valley University teaching in the Office Technology and Administration area Before coming to BYU he was the administrative and financial manager for a thrift store in Portland Oregon Assistant Director Shane W Wright shane wright byu edu Assistant Cameron King pamassiatant1 byu edu Shane W Wright has been with Brigham Young University BYU Performing Arts Management Since 2001 He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast He also has a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Management from the Marriott School of Management at BYU Shane s appreciation for the arts started in his childhood with training in piano voice acting and dance Shane has performed and been involved in the arts extensively throughout his life While at BYU Shane was a performer in the Young Ambassadors and the International Folk Dance Ensemble While at Performing Arts Management Shane has trained managed marketed created marketing materials worked with high level VIP s throughout the U S and internationally He has also worked with all of the performing group directors in the School of Music and Department of Dance and has thoroughly enjoyed every minute For the past 15 years Shane has booked 1 000 s of concerts in the U S and around the world Shane is currently the Artist Manager for the following groups Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band Jazz Voices Men s Chorus Noteworthy Theatre Ballet Vocal Point and the Young Ambassadors He also manages BYU s Winterfest in the small theater at the LDS Conference Center Shane and his wife Emilee are the proud parents of 4 children Artist Manager Justin Smith justin smith byu edu Justin Smith is the newest manager to join BYU s Performing Arts Management team He has worked in higher education for eight years within the areas of advancement communications and student life He has more than 10 years of experience managing international and domestic student programs throughout North American Europe Asia South America and the Pacific Islands He has negotiated several high profile performances for university ensembles including appearances at Carnegie Hall Yankee Stadium Macy s Thanksgiving Day Parade Beijing Arts Festival and more Justin has a unique background in music and artist management He has developed multiple international tours and also participated as a musician performer himself while attending BYU and BYU Idaho Men s Chorus Young Ambassadors Showtime Company Additionally Justin worked in the music industry as both a business manager and singer for the popular Christian singing group Jericho Road Working in this field has given him a strong knowledge of cross cultural issues problem solving and program management Whether on stage as a

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    Clips Sound Clips Contact Related Links People the world over have sung and danced in a celebration of life Brigham Young University s American Folk Dance Ensemble from Provo Utah USA creates a colorful tapestry of the finest traditional music costuming and choreography to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the United States Each performance is a cultural expression strongly associated with a specific group or people a reflection of American custom and belief Whether performing the furious footwork of Appalachian clogging or gliding smoothly through the figures of a beautiful New England Contra the ensemble always delights their audiences with a fast paced superbly staged program The dance troupe presents repertoire which includes music and choreography from the areas of New England the Appalachian Mountains the southern United States and the Rocky Mountains In addition they perform other dance styles that portray significant periods of the twentieth century in the United States The troupe includes musicians singers and dancers who combine to form one of the most unique groups of performing artists in the United States Mountain Strings the group s folk music ensemble adds the magic of live music The performers all students at Brigham Young University come from throughout the United States This group has been performing successfully at folk festivals for the 50 years While at festivals they perform dances and music that include Cowboys American Clogging step dancing early american pioneer round dances and more Over the 50 years audiences have enjoyed the selection of dances this group performs Although when touing the United States they do international dances while at festivals they do only Amercian dances In addition to the performing this group welcomes the opportunity to mix with the audience and teach them some of our dance through interaction The performance blew our

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  • Performing Arts Management
    a traditional Croatian dance from Dražen Makarun director of the Matija Gubec Croatian Dance Ensemble Dressed in authentic hand embroidered Croatian costumes the BYU students received a standing ovation after their performance in the finale of the closing ceremonies Performer Michael Kim felt appreciation from the Croatian audience for learning the dance You got the sense that they were saying The Americans are doing our dance This is great The ensemble spent the next week at the 39th annual Ciudad de Burgos International Folklore Festival in Spain They performed each night for a capacity audience of 4 000 people and each performance was broadcast to an estimated three million viewers One notable performance was the powerful joint number between the Americans and the Cubans The collaboration was featured on the local broadcast news and in the newspaper because of recent relations announced between the two countries The best part of these festivals is that you are not there to compete says band performer Talmage Haines You can go to perform and appreciate the performances of others The team danced in some unconventional spaces including the courtyard of a castle built in the 1400s During one community outreach the group taught traditional American line and round dances to 150 children Being in a courtyard or town square means you can make eye contact with the audience Haines says You can make funny faces at the kids You put a lot more energy into facial expressions and interactions with the dancers They might not be able to hear across the space so you have to perform with your body as well as your instrument For the Extremadura International Folk Festival in Badajoz Spain the team performed in a different neighboring village every day According to student band performer Carrie Ostler this was

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    jumped up to join the performers on the floor and learn the movements We connected with the kids says dancer Mackenzie Ballard We had to interact with them somehow because there was a language barrier You don t need language to dance so that s what we did Contemporary Dance Theatre was pleased to participate in the 2015 New Prague Dance Festival which hosted diverse dance groups from 15 different countries Between performances the festival provided workshops directed by professionals in which the dancers developed their abilities and pedagogical knowledge Members of a contemporary dance group from Panama became particularly close to the BYU dancers and expressed interest in the university and in applying to study there They developed great friendships with one another We went in thinking What can I teach these people but we realized that we have the chance to learn from others too Ballard says That s an amazing experience and a good change of perspective After six days the festival in Prague drew to a close At the award ceremony Contemporary Dance Theatre members waited on the edge of their seats until their group was called for the Grand Prix Award given to the overall best group Festival director David Pospíšil says Their preparation was very professional so it resulted that their performances were really precise also and could be admired from both the artistic and technical side In Budapest the group toured the Hungarian Parliament Building and the House of Terror museum Later they performed in the Bakelit Multi Art Center The BYU dancers also pulled off a flash mob in Vienna by sending a video of the number ahead of time rehearsing with the local young adults from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints once they arrived and then performing

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  • members several members of the group presented an impromptu performance at a nursing home just around the corner from the meetinghouse of the Burgos Branch The band played bluegrass music and sang to them A mother from Utah forwarded a section of her missionary s email to the artistic director concerning the positive impact of the Folk Dance Ensemble They were able to bear testimony through the way they look and dress the way they act and the way they treat others and finally by the light of Christ they shared through the glow of their eyes and the spirit felt when around them The Folk Dance Ensemble marches through the streets of Burgos Spain during a festival parade The BYU Folk Dancers share the stage with a group representing Cuba during a joint performance at the Burgos Spain International Folkloric Festival Members of the Folk Dance Ensemble teach dances from the USA to local LDS Church members Folk Dance members dance with members of a local nursing home during an impromptu performance The Folk Dance Band Mountain Strings plays during a band only concert to a standing room only audience in Burgos Spain The Folk Dance Ensemble performs on the main stage at Burgos Spain during the closing ceremonies of the festival Contemporary Dance Theatre Hungary Slovakia Austria Germany Contemporary Dance Theatre received an energetic standing ovation in Würzburg Germany This past week brought Contemporary Dance Theatre s Central European Tour to a close The group s travels have been exciting and enlightening for all involved and they were disappointed to see them end The week started off with a good bye to the marvelous city of Budapest and short drive to nearby Slovakia The company was met by a group of full time missionaries who devoted their P day to guiding the dancers around the incredibly picturesque city of Bratislava With introductions to the Bratislava Castle St Michael s Tower and a mostly intact old town the dancers were charmed by the architecture kind people and of course the authentic cuisine which included sheep cheese hulasky and perogi The performance that night in the Old Town Main Square was a definite highlight of the tour With a square full of onlookers perfect weather a brightly lit stage colorful costumes engaging music and a backdrop of 14th and 15th century architecture the conditions could not have been more perfect for such a memorable performance The senior missionaries commented that this might actually have been the largest Church sponsored event to ever take place in Slovakia With a square full of onlookers perfect weather a brightly lit stage colorful costumes engaging music and a backdrop of 14th and 15th century architecture the conditions could not have been more perfect for such a memorable performance The next morning Contemporary Dance Theatre CDT traveled again by bus to the exquisite city of Vienna First stop was to the group s workshop location where the dancers included local Young Single Adults in preparation

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  • of time and be so engaged as the Living Legends performers danced and shared their talents through music and dance The first outreach in Penticton was for local students from nearby schools The youth were able to watch and experience cultural dances similar to their bands and tribes An audience member said I have never seen a group of young kids sit so still for that long of time and be so engaged as the Living Legends performers danced and shared their talents through music and dance Living Legends member Joel Fonoimoana said Moments like these are very educational and uplifting especially to the younger generations as they begin to embark on their own path and continue on their journey through life This week includes concerts and assembly programs in Merritt Kamloops Prince George and Prince Rupert On Saturday the group will take their 40 foot truck and five tons of sound equipment props and costumes and get on the ferry at Prince Rupert departing for Ketchikan Alaska They will finish the week with concerts in Ketchikan Erin Tapahe Moni Tiatia Hannah Meha Ross Chama and Shanoah Ulibarri pose for the camera during a short rest stop Living Legends performs 12 concerts in British Columbia for two weeks before traveling to Alaska Joel Fonoimoana Celeste Contreras Cheyenne Rivers and Janalee Kaluhiokalani posing with a teacher and a number of the grade school children after the Penticton assembly program at Cleveland Community Center in Penticton British Columbia After the assembly show in Penticton British Columbia BYU Singers China Singing at the Great Wall of China The BYU Singers this past week were in China s capital city Beijing Three public concerts and a music workshop were intermixed with culturally educational experiences designed to add to the student performers classroom preparations for

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  • at the festival Russia Croatia Taiwan Bosnia Mexico Columbia and Spain The small village of 5 000 was very receptive with about 700 800 people attending the evening performance The group made a stop in Toledo Spain to meet up with John Rosenberg BYU Spanish professor and former dean of the College of Humanities He took the group on an amazing and highly educational tour of Toledo He was able to show examples of where Muslim Jewish and Christian cultures co existed Monday started out with a trip to Merida home of the largest Roman ruins outside of Rome Sites such as a coliseum theater homes and city walls have been discovered That evening the festival had the group perform in the quaint village of Valdelacalzada where they were able to perform with another group from Taiwan The small village of 5 000 was very receptive with about 700 800 people attending the evening performance Tuesday morning the group taught traditional games from the USA to the local children That evening the group traveled to San Vicente De Alcantara and shared the stage with the group from Croatia The Folk Dance Ensemble performed a high energy show that the large local audience really appreciated The next evening was another show in the village of Torreorgaz Over the next few days the group was involved in a parade met with the mayor and city council and taught USA dances to the Badajoz community A highlight of the week was performing and dancing with local members in Badajoz On the final day of the festival BYU was able to share the stage with Mexico Our group was also chosen to perform in the coveted last performance slot where they wowed the capacity crowd that rose to their feet in appreciation BYU Professor

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