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Around Queens: Queensboro Dance Festival 2023

Around Queens

WHO: All 25 Queens-based dance companies touring with 2023 Queensboro Dance Festival's 10th anniversary season, elected officials including Councilmember Shekar Krishnan, key festival community partners including Queens Theatre and Jackson Heights Beautification Group, and lead sponsor ConEdison. WHAT: First public announcement of 10th season special features; unveiling of new logo, increased accessibility efforts, season kick-off event details, flash 20-second dance performance previews and choreographer remarks from all of this year's dance companies, tour locations announced. WHERE: Travers Park, Jackson Heights; 78th Street between 34th Ave and Northern Blvd. (in case of rain: The Queensboro restaurant, 80-02 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11372) WHEN: Next Tuesday May 2, 10:00 AM-Noon (allowing for extra time; scheduled programming runtime is 30 minutes) WHY: First sneak peek into this summer's performances, interview and film opportunity to talk directly with dance groups about their work, heritage, history with the festival, and connection to their Queens neighborhood as resident artists. 25 different dance companies representing the unique diversity of dance cultures and styles in Queens, hailing from 14 different neighborhoods. Queensboro Dance Festival goes on tour starting June 3 through Sept 17, 2023. All Dance Companies at Press Event, including dance genre and home neighborhood: Taplife Company (tap dance from Howard Beach) Ayazamana Dance Group (Ecuadorian folkdance from Long Island City) barbara mahler's dances (modern dance from Jackson Heights) CarNYval Dancers (Afro-Caribbean dance from Jamaica) Chieh & Yoyo (contemporary dance from Elmhurst) Cole Collective (tap dance from Astoria) Cucala Dance Company (NY-Style Salsa from Jamaica) Drye/Marinaro Dance Company (contemporary fusion from Forest Hills) FANIKE! African Dance Troupe (West African dance from Springfield Gardens) Flamenco Latino (Flamenco from Jackson Heights) Gotham Dance Theater (Street fusion dance from Woodside) Jiva Dance (Bharatanatyam dance from Long Island City) Kinding Sindaw (Indigenous Filipino folkdance from Jackson Heights) Mala's Odissi (Classical Indian Odissi dance from Forest Hills) Manhatitlan (Mexican folkdance from Long Island City) Neela Dance Academy (Classical Indian Kathak dance from Jackson Heights) Noora Dance Theater (Bellydance from Astoria) Robert Mark Dance (contemporary from Astoria) San Simon Sucre NY (Bolivian Caporales dance from Maspeth) sarAika movement collective (contemporary from Ridgewood) Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre (ballet from Long Island City) The Kingdom Dance Company (Hip-hop fusion from Rosedale) Theo Yang Qu (contemporary from Elmhurst) Umami Playground Dance Company (House/Street fusion from Long Island City) Yosakoi Dance Project (Japanese Yosakoi dance from Bayside)