OCT 28 - NOV 8, 2021
The concert was performed and streamed LIVE from Flushing Town Hall Theater on October 28th. Buy tickets ($7/$5 Members) to receive the video link and enjoy as much as you want until November 8th!
Rooted in zapateado jarocho, the traditional dance from Veracruz, Mexico, Julia del Palacio premieres "Golpe de Mar" (Struck by the Sea). A reflection on son jarocho dancers' intentional movement, agency, and individual style, "Golpe de Mar" unpacks this 300-year-old style and proposes new ways of approaching it, enhancing the role of the dancer within the musical ensemble and celebrating dancers’ contributions to the preservation and growth of the genre.
Julia del Palacio is a Mexican dancer based in Queens, and one of the foremost practitioners of traditional son jarocho—the music, dance, and culture from southern Veracruz, Mexico—in the US. Julia’s approach to son jarocho dance has always been one of innovation, collaboration, and expansion, pushing its technical limits and integrating elements from different styles into the traditional form.
This concert is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.