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#InTheLoop | A night of traditional Ecuadorian dance
Let’s swing through the Andes mountain range with stops in the Amazon and the Pacific Coast.
Ayazamana performs at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District on Saturday, July 14.
Wearing ponchos, hats, shawls, and braids that date back to the Incan Empire, more than 30 artists will take the audience on an imaginary jaunt through Ecuador via traditional dances and celebrations. They might swashbuckle around the stage with machetes or they might chant and stomp. There’s also a chance that they’ll whirl and balance bottles on their heads.
Plus, Andes Manta, a folkloric group that plays pan pipes, marimbas, drums, and guitars, will provide the musical accompaniment for choreography representing time-honored South American rhythms such as Fandango, Bomba, San Juanito, Amorfinos, and Capishca.
The fun is set to start at 7:45 pm in the high school’s Tony Bennett Concert Hall, which is located at 35-12 35th Ave. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Children (ages four and under) can attend for free.
The event is presented by the Ecuadorian-American Cultural Center, a nonprofit arts-and-culture group that was incorporated in 2009.
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