Mexican Music and Dance Night
Sunday, July 11 & 18 at 4pm ET
For the first-time ever, Queens Theatre will step to a new outdoor stage in Corona Plaza this summer with a series of dance performances "TurnOut Queens" starting from July 11.
TurnOut Queens will take place in Corona Plaza, Queens from July 11 to September 5, every Sunday at 4pm ET. These hour-long dance performances will highlight local dance companies.
On July 11 & 18, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company will kick off the series and will fill your senses with their joyous dance and music. This event is free and no tickets are required.
Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 4pm ET
Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 4pm ET
About Calpulli Mexican Dance Company
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company’s performances are like the traditions of Mexico: colorful, passionate, and inviting. The Company has a vibrant repertoire of dance with live music featurig cherished dance traditions, lesser known stories from across Mexico, and original works capturing the Mexican-American spirit. Glorious costumes, contagious rhythms, and captivating performers are the company’s trademarks. Calpulli is a touring company that made its international debut in the Kingdom of Bahrain in 2013. It has also been featured at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Penn State, Dollywood Festival of Nations, CalTech University, Wortham Center in Houston, Texas, Jacob’s Pillow, and Carnegie Hall in New York City.
A tribute to the heart and soul of Mexico and the Mexican-American community in the United States, under the Artistic Direction of Alberto Lopez Herrera and Music Direction of George Saenz, the Company of 20 dancers and core of musicians will take audiences on a voyage through eras and ethnic communities that comprise Mexican traditions. For more than a decade, Calpulli has recreated folk dances celebrating Mexican traditions and new contemporary works.
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company celebrates the rich, regional dance traditions of Mexico’s diverse cultural history, interpreted through its charismatic and unique artistic vision. Founded in 2003, Calpulli is dedicated to the traditions of Mexico and Mexican-American cultural expression through dance and music. Its mission is to celebrate the rich diversity of Mexican and Mexican-American cultural heritage through dance-based programming including live music.
“Calpulli” is a Nahuatl word referring to the groups or clans categorized by trade around which the Aztec civilization was organized. Our young, energetic family is Calpulli of talented dancers, musicians, and teachers.
For more information, please visit www.calpullidance.org.