Wednesday, May 9
Special Dance Performance during FUERZAfest Art Exhibit Opening Reception
6:00 pm / FREE
WALTER PEREZ & LEONARDO SARDELLA
In 2011, Walter Perez and Leonardo Sardella formed the dance company Malevaje in recognition of their shared belief that Argentine tango answers the universal need to connect with others. They have taken part in the International Queer Tango Festivals worldwide and have performed and taught workshops in major cities in the United States as well as in England, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Bolivia and Argentina. They are ranked very high on the list of the world's leading Argentine tango dance partners who are able to flawlessly and creatively exchange roles as leader and follower.
In 2013, Walter created, with Leonardo as program director, Friends of Argentine Tango, a non-profit organization that promotes and disseminate tango among diverse audiences, bringing programs to schools and senior centers like: YM Inwood, JASA Bronx, SAGE Manhattan (LGBT 60+), Isabella Geriatric Center, S.T.A.R. and Hanac.