Inner Mongolian Arts Troupe NY debuts at Queensboro Dance on Sept 13

In a special 5th season, the Queensboro Dance Festival returns to the Hunter’s Point Park waterfront with free performances by an array of Queens dance companies Thursday and Friday, September 13-14, 5:00 PM, with a special international guest performance on opening night by the Inner Mongolian Performing Arts Troupe. This is the troupe’s first visit to New York City. Their performance will include Mongolian long tone and of khoomei (Mongolian throat singing), masters of the traditional horse-head fiddle, and dance forms that represent their culture of the grasslands. The Queensboro Dance Festival also offers a VIP preshow reception each night along the waterfront starting at 4:00 PM, with open bar, raffle prizes, and refreshments featuring LIC businesses. VIP tickets are $25 via Eventbrite ($30 at the door) and includes reception, exclusive seating area, prizes, and gift bag.

Hunter’s Point Parks Performances: free

VIP Open Bar+Prizes direct ticket link:

Festival schedule and info:

“In the spirit of representing dance in the World’s Borough, we are so honored to welcome the Inner Mongolian Performing Arts Troupe to Queens, especially as their first visit to New York,” says Karesia Batan, festival director. “It will truly be a special performance to show Queens audiences a rare glimpse into Inner Mongolian arts and culture, alongside our wonderful Queens company premieres!”

Scheduled Companies: September 13

Rastro Dance Company (from Long Island City)
Flamenco Latino (from Jackson Heights)
The Rogue Dancers (from Briarwood)
Q&A Productions (Woodside)
Gotham Dance Theater (Sunnyside)
Dana Mazurowski (Astoria)
Inner Mongolian Performing Arts Troupe (international guest, Inner Mongolia)

September 14

Sector Dance (Astoria)
Dugal Dance Projects (Woodside)
Sheep Meadow Dance Theater (LIC)
Spaces of Fontana (Astoria)
The Kingdom Dance Company (Rosedale)
Tango for All (Astoria)
Nicole Kadar & Dancers, a movement company (Astoria)

The 2018 Queensboro Dance Festival has been touring 26 Queens companies across the borough’s theaters, parks, libraries, plazas, and streets since May. Their run at Hunter’s Point Park marks their return to their home neighborhood of Long Island City. The festival’s season will culminate in October at Queens Theatre.

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