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#PickoftheWeek | Modern Ballet dancers offer a love story with help from Colombian folklore
Nostalgia is so wonderful. So are great music and dance!
Thalía Spanish Theatre presents “Añoranza de Colombia” in Sunnyside from Friday, Nov. 22, until Sunday, Dec. 15.
Translated as “Yearning for Colombia,” this explosion of choreography depicts a love story between Modern Ballet dancers who present a retrospective on Colombian Folklore. The goal is to transport Latin Americans (and others) to the wonderful memories of their past during the Holiday Season, when nostalgia reigns.
Ticket prices run from $37 to $45.
Many of the stars are from the Mestizo Art Center in Elmhurst. They perform under the artistic direction of Harold Puente, a frequent Thalía performer, singer, choreographer, collaborator, and even drag queen.
“Añoranza de Colombia” performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 4 pm.
Located at 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Thalía is the borough’s only bilingual venue dedicated to promoting and preserving the heritage of Hispanic drama. It was founded by Cuban actress/director Silvia Brito in 1977, and it features a performance space with about 75 seats.
Images: Thalía Spanish Theatre