Queens Dance Party with Mambo Blue
Tuesday, July 13 at 7:30pm ET
This summer, Queens Theatre will step to a new beat in Flushing Meadows Corona Park with Queensboro Dance Festival. Queens Theatre and Queensboro Dance Festival will present you the "Queens Dance Party" series:
A series of 4 Tuesday evenings featuring all Queens-based dance performances, followed by a mini audience dance lesson and open dance floor party to a different Queens live band each week! Dance into the evening with us!
The free performances will start at 7:30pm ET on our new outdoor summer stage just yards away from our facilities in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Tickets are free but required.
7:30 - 8 PM ET
Dance Performances and Mini Dance Lesson, featuring Ayazamana Ecuadorian Dance Group, RU Dance NY World Ballroom, and Fanike! African Dance Troupe
8 - 9 PM ET
Open Dance Party to the Live Music of Mambo Blue
The Ayazamana Dance Group (Long Island City) was founded in 1992 by Quito native Jose Rivera with the goal of allowing the community to have greater access to Ecuadorian culture through the art of dance. The company performs to different traditional rhythms of The Pacific Coast (La Costa), The Andes (La Sierra), and The Amazon (El Oriente) to showcase the richness and diversity that exists in this South American country. Dances are rooted in different community groups, celebrations, and traditions of Ecuadorian culture. Ayazamana has performed extensively throughout the NYC region. The word Ayazamana means "Rest of the Soul" in the Kichwa language. www.tradicionesdelecuador.com
RU Dance NY Ballroom School (Flushing) is led by Mr. Ru Bao, who graduated from Beijing Dance Academy University and became a professional dance teacher there. Mr. Ru won the highest Chinese Government Prize, the Chinese National Professional Latin Dance Championship, the Southeast Asian Professional Dance Championship and many other professional competitions. The school offers classes and competition training in world ballroom and Latin dance styles.
FANIKE! African Dance Troupe (Springfield Gardens) strives to perpetuate the survival of African and African Diaspora culture and arts through dance, music, percussion and song. We encourage the exchange of wisdom, knowledge and passion within the community, especially between the elders and juniors.
Meet the Band
Mambo Blue is one of New York City's premier Tropical/Latin Band.
Playing Salsa,Bachata,Son,Cumbia Mambo, Cha cha cha and Merengues among other styles, the band has performed for thousands of dancers all across the tri-state area.
Performing at the most popular locations , Mambo Blue is arguably one of the busiest NY latin Bands. In addition to playing in private events, Mambo Blue has been featured at venues such as NYC's Summer Music Festival, Tito Puente Restaurant, Hotel Plaza, Rainbow Room,Copacabana Club,The Museum of Modern Art NY, Museum of Natural History NY, Water Club, Four Seasons, Capitale, Placido Domingo Restaurant, Waldorf Astoria,Union Club at Park Avenue, Cipriani, Mandarin Oriental and The Hamptons. Mambo Blue have performed for President Bill Clinton, Supreme Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor; Actor Dan Akroyd, Actress Meryl Streep and the Governor Mario Cuomo and at the Rockefeller Family Residence just to mention a few highlights of their remarkable shows. Mambo Blue was the backup band for The Salsa star Oscar de Leon at Capitale on a very successful night to be remembered by everyone including Linda Evangelista,Eva Mendez, Chelsea Clinton and Fernando Botero just to drop a few names. Recently ,The Mambo Blue band have been featured in several episodes of the popular TV show "My fair Wedding" with David Tutera at the We channel.
REPERTOIRE: Original Mambo Blue Songs and Covers from Latin-Tropical singers and Top 40 popular Latin bands.
For more information, please visit https://mamboblue.wixsite.com/mamboblue
About Queensboro Dance Festival
Queensboro Dance Festival was launched in 2014 with the mission to strengthen the dance community in Queens, and inspire a greater appreciation of Queens dance. They are a comprehensive tour of performances and classes featuring all Queens-based dance companies, bringing programming to various indoor and outdoor public spaces throughout Queens neighborhoods. The 2021 Queensboro Dance Festival tour runs through October 3. See their 2021 tour schedule at www.queensborodancefestival.com or follow them on Instagram @queensborodancefestival for updates!