BY TAMMY SCILEPPI
Queens is a happening place!
And this fall and winter, you’ll find so much going on here that it’s mind-boggling.
If you haven’t visited Queens Theatre yet – conveniently located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park – and experienced all it has to offer, what the heck are you waiting for?
The iconic entertainment venue never loses its mojo and is kicking off its 31st season with a bang — and tons of dancing!
“For more than 30 years, Queens Theatre has introduced audiences to innovative and exhilarating theatre, dance and family programming,” Executive Director Taryn Sacramone, said. “We’re inspired by the diversity of our home borough, and the adventurousness of our audience members.”
Remember to mark your calendars and get your tickets before they’re sold out.
For starters, don’t miss a trio of innovative and exuberant performances by Parsons Dance company. Sept. 21 at 2pm, 8pm & Sept. 22 at 3pm.
“There will be six pieces on the program – five choreographed by David Parsons, Artistic Director, and one by extraordinary choreographer Trey McIntyre,” said publicist Richard Kornberg, who hails from Auburndale.
“McIntyre’s piece, ‘Eight Women,’ is set to the music of Aretha Franklin and allows the audience to appreciate the best parts of a woman in every person. Three additional highlights of the evening are all choreographed by Parsons: the vibrant ‘Nascimento’; ‘Microburst,’ conceived with South Ozone Park resident Avirodh Sharma (one of the nation’s leading tabla players); and ‘Caught,’ the universally admired piece where audiences are thrilled by watching a dancer, literally, fly thru the air.”
The 6th annual Queensboro Dance Festival is back this year and they’re bringing their exciting mojo to Queens Theatre, Oct. 5 & 6. You can also catch their “Cultural Week at the Waterfront” shows (Sept. 5-8) at Hunter’s Point South Park, and enjoy performances/dance workshops by diverse Queens-based companies, family dance classes with local dance schools, and family-friendly shows by LIC Concerts (held at Gantry State Park). Audiences will experience a range of local contemporary and cultural dances, and music by Queens bands. All free to the public.
For more shows and info: www.queenstheatre.org.