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Many cultures are set to combine for one huge, blow-out celebration when Queens Theatre hosts four presentations of “Navidad Flamenca” between Thursday, Dec. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 9.

Featuring live music, energetic dance moves, colorful costumes, and time-honored songs, this highly festive performance will highlight traditional Christmas customs from around the Spanish-speaking world, especially those in Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

So amid the hand claps, stomps, chants, and guitar riffs, the audience can expect to watch representations of Jesus and Mary as well as the Virgin of Guadalupe. They will also get to take in a Caribbean style parranda, a kind of musical parade that often involves taking over a smiling person’s home.

Dancers from the NYC-based Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana will play large roles. Plus, two members of the Queens-based Calpulli Mexican Dance Company will take the stage. They will get help from Tango superstars Mariana Fresno, a graduate of Argentina’s National School of Dance, and her fellow countryman José Luis Lavayen.

Patrisa Tomassini, an Italian violinist and composer, will also perform. (Italians are basically Latino, correct?) The Accademia Musicale Ottorino Respighi graduate is known to create story-telling music for almost any stage. Plus, she writes songs for Quartetto Tomassini, a string ensemble.

Times are Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. An audience talk-back session follows the first show on Dec. 8, and the Dec. 9 gig has audio description for those with hearing issues.

Most tickets are $42 each, but seniors pay $2 less. Plus, some seats in the rear cost $25, while others on the sides go for $20.

Queens Theatre is located at 14 United Nations Ave. S. in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. There is free parking, and a shuttle bus runs from the 7 train’s Willets Point station to the venue.

Images: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

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