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#PickoftheWeek | Queensboro Dance Festival bids ‘farewell’ to season with two multi-cultural shows at Queens Theatre this weekend
Over the past six months, Queensboro Dance Festival 2019 (QDF) has worked with 33 troupes to present 26 shows in 14 neighborhoods. Now, it’s time to bid a fond farewell to the effort with a two-day celebration of – what else? – dance.
Queens Theatre will host QDF’s culminating performances on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 8 pm and Sunday, Oct. 6, and 4 pm.
It’ll end the way it began with borough-based troupes presenting such styles as African, Andean, Ballet, Contemporary, Flamenco, Hip-Hop, Kuchipudi, and Tango.
Tickets for the Saturday show, which includes a Q&A session, cost $20 for all seats.
Here’s a list of the scheduled companies.
- A&Y Duo (Elmhurst)
- Ayazamana Dance Group (Long Island City)
- Cole Collective (Astoria)
- Flamenco Latino (Jackson Heights)
- Jon Lehrer Dance (Astoria)
- Kinding Sindaw Heritage Foundation (Jackson Heights)
- Kingdom Dance Company (Rosedale)
- MAE MAE Dance Studio (Flushing)
- Marie Paspe
- RU Dance NY Ballroom (Flushing)
- The Rogue Dancers (Briarwood)
A Q&S session and a special reception will follow the main event on Sunday. Tickets are $20 for all seats, but $10 extra to attend the reception.
Here are the scheduled troupes.
- Fanike! African Dance Troupe (Springfield Gardens, top photo)
- Greek American Folklore Society (Astoria, bottom photo)
- Karla Florez (Middle Village)
- NK&D/ a movement company (Astoria)
- Shauna Sorensen and Dancers (Woodside)
- Sheep Meadow Dance Theater (Long Island City)
- #Taplife Co. (Howard Beach)
- Uravshie Kissoon (Forest Hills)
- Vissi Dance Theater (Jamaica)
Queens Theatre is located at 14 United Nations Ave. S. inside Flushing Meadows Corona Park. There’s a free parking lot near the venue.
Images: Issah Morris (top); Queensboro Dance Festival (bottom)