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Time: July 29, 2010 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: Queens Theatre in the Park
Street: Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Website or Map: http://www.queenstheatre.org
Event Type: concert
Organized By: Julia
Latest Activity: Jul 20, 2010
Queens Theatre in the Park (QTP)’s Chase 2010 Latino Cultural Festival, taking place from July 29 to August 8 at Queens Theatre in the Park, presents the opening night concert and celebration featuring Contra Tiempo, the Urban Latin Dance Theatre on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 8pm. The evening begins with Contra-Tiempo’s performance and continues with a post-show opening night party from 9:30pm to midnight, featuring a DJ, drinks, dancing, and Latin food. The concert and post-show celebration will take place at Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY. Tickets are $35 the day of the performance, $30 in advance, and $28 dollars for multi-show purchases. Tickets are available online at www.queenstheatre.org and by phone at 718-760-0064.
This is the 14th year of the Chase Latino Cultural Festival, which features 12 additional events, including music, dance, comedy, spoken word, film, and family-friendly performances, such as a concerts by Leon Gieco, a pop-folk musician who has been called the Argentine Bob Dylan, and Carlos Varela, one of Cuba’s most talented and emblematic artists. This year’s participants hail from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, the United States, and Venezuela.
The Los Angeles-based "Contra-Tiempo, Urban Latin Dance Theatre" fuses Salsa, Afro-Cuban, West African and hip-hop styles to create an invigorating dance performance! Like the communities it reaches, the CONTRA-TIEMPO company is a tapestry; its professional dancers, artists and musicians are also immigrants, teachers and activists. These political and personal landscapes are brought to vividly life in their electrifying work! "The San Francisco Bay Guardian" describes the company’s work as “an edgy examination of the struggle for Latinos in the United States, and a joyous celebration of community!”