BODA MEXICANA by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company Comes to Queens Theatre
Queens-based Calpulli Mexican Dance Company finalizes its residency with Queens Theatre with Boda Mexicana (Mexican Wedding), a production with live music and dance that tells the story of the union of two people through Mexican customs, symbols and ceremonies. Under Artistic Director, Alberto Lopez Herrera, Choreographer-in-Residence, Roberto Lara, and Music Director, George Saenz, the company of 20 dancers, guest performers, and core of musicians will take audiences on a voyage through regional and ethnic traditions guided by Calpulli's unique artistic interpretation.
Boda Mexicana begins with a Mayan legend where we meet a Princess, Warrior and Priestess, and the struggle that will define their destinies. They travel through time to Mexican towns where we experience the customs of courtship, engagement, meeting of the in-laws, the wedding celebration and the resolution of their love triangle.
"In Boda Mexicana, I want to show audiences the traditions that make courtships so beautiful. For instance, the symbolism of the paliacate or bandana as a precious wedding ring, how families unite to make a wedding dress with so much love, how Yucatecos throw the most amazing celebrations," says Artistic Director Alberto Lopez Herrera adding, "These are just a few images and experiences I want our audiences to have. We realize how much we have in common not only in Mexico, but across all of our cultures."
Boda Mexicana was developed in 2016 at the Thalia Spanish Theatre with much acclaim from audiences. The company will premiere the production at Queens Theatre and then perform at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ for its first showing outside of New York City.
Saturday, March 18th, 2017, 8PM
Sunday, March 19th, 2017, 3PM
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
4 United Nations Ave S, Corona, NY 11368
Tickets and Information: www.queenstheatre.org
Box Office: 718-760-0064 ? All tickets: $25, Discounts available to groups and multi-season.