There’s nothing like an exuberant wedding, and this one has a spectacular finale with flying machetes.
The Calpulli Mexican Dance Company presents “Boda Mexicana” twice this weekend at Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
With 12 dancers and six musicians, the troupe combines classic, time-honored choreography, movement, and music from around Mexico — especially Yucatán, Oaxaca, and Jalisco — to tell a universal story. Two young souls meet, and fireworks fly. They get over their shyness, start a courtship, fall in love, meet the in-laws, and then unite their lives in a festive community celebration featuring colorful costumes and ecstatic leaps and bounds.
Tickets are $25 each, and showtimes are Saturday, March 18, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 19, at 3 p.m.
Calpulli — whose name can translate as “family” or “big house” in Nahuatl, the language that the Aztecs spoke — is an artist-in-residence at Queens Theatre for the 2016-2017 season. As such, the group offered a Dia de los Muertos production there last November.
Founded in 2003 with bases in East Elmhurst and Long Island City, the troupe celebrates and promotes Mexican culture through in-school performances, interactive workshops, and professional development.
Images: Calpulli Mexican Dance Company