#InTheLoop | Calpulli Dance Headlines Multi-Genre Mexican Culture Celebrations in Queens
BY QEDC It's In Queens
This is truly SQTOS or the Summer of Queens Theatre’s Outdoor Stage.
Concerts, live entertainment, and open dance floors have already taken place in triumphant, joyous atmospheres at the brand new venue, which lies near Queens Theatre’s main facility. And this is just the beginning.
SQTOS continues on Saturday, July 24, when the borough-based Calpulli Mexican Dance Company performs at 7 pm, followed by a Fiesta with live music from guest artists and a free-for-all on the dance floor.
Calpulli returns to present a series of family-friendly shows with other local art groups on Thursday, Aug. 5. Queensboro Dance Festival will offer pre-performance entertainment and workshops at 4 pm. Then, Mariachi Habaneros plays Mexican music before Calpulli takes the stage at about 7 pm.
One the next two days — Aug. 6 and Aug. 7 — the band Radio Jarocho will mix traditional music from Mexico’s Veracruz with contemporary urban tunes, while the group’s director, Julia del Palacio, demonstrates the Zapateado tap dance at 6 pm. Calpulli will close the show and series, starting at around 7 pm.
“As we planned our first outdoor season this year, we knew Calpulli needed to be a part of it,” stated Queens Theatre Executive Director Taryn Sacramone. “Every performance they do is a celebration…Everyone should come to the park for this joyful family reunion!”
Tickets are free, but reservations are required. In case of rain, the events will take place inside Queens Theatre, which is located at 14 United States Ave. S. in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Editor’s note: For the enthusiasts, Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York spearheads the Guelaguetza Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park (32-01 Vernon Blvd. in LIC) on Sunday, July 25, at 2 pm. More Mexican dance, music, art, and culture.