UVU’s Multicultural Center to hold Polynesian luau | Arts & Culture
This is a news release from Utah Valley University.
Utah Valley University’s Multicultural Center will sponsor a luau on Friday, Sept. 9, that will showcase through dancing and food the Polynesian culture’s influence on the UVU campus.
Mo’ Olelo: Legends of Polynesia will take place in the Courtyard and will begin with a dinner at 6 p.m., to be followed by a show at 7:30 p.m. The show will feature native dances from Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, Tahiti and Hawaii by UVU Polynesian Legacy, the University’s 20-member Pacific Islands dance team.
“These dancers are students who like to express and showcase their culture and heritage through dance,” said Ben Reichert, multicultural representative for the UVU Student Association.
The catered Polynesian dinner will feature a main course of pulled pork, along with other authentic foods from the Pacific Islands.
“Students at UVU love to show who they are, where they came from and how much their heritage has played in their lives,” Reichert said. “This is an event where all students can come and be proud of their heritage, learn of other cultures and just have a lot of fun.”
Cost of the dinner and show is $20. The cost for the show only is $5. Tickets can be purchased at UVU’s Campus Connection in the Sorensen Student Center. All proceeds go to support student scholarships.