Breaking Boundaries with Queer Tango

12 Week Queer Tango Performance Series with Leonardo Sardella & Walter Perez

Walter Perez and Leonardo Sardella

An opportunity to challenge the conventional boundaries of Argentine Tango dance and present alternative forms of choreographic expression.

Open to ALL— regardless of age, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity— including and especially those with no experience in Tango.

Culminating public performance at the annual New York Queer Tango Weekend Festival on Friday, September 28th.

Schedule

  1. Breaking Boundaries with Queer Tango

    Jul 10, 8 PM - 9:30 PM
    Arts On Site 4F
  2. Breaking Boundaries with Queer Tango

    Jul 17, 8 PM - 9:30 PM
    Arts On Site 4F
  3. Breaking Boundaries with Queer Tango

    Jul 24, 8 PM - 9:30 PM
    Arts On Site 4F
  4. Breaking Boundaries with Queer Tango

    Jul 31, 8 PM - 9:30 PM
    Arts On Site 4F
  5. Breaking Boundaries with Queer Tango

    Aug 7, 8 PM - 9:30 PM
    Arts On Site 4F
  6. Breaking Boundaries with Queer Tango

    Aug 14, 8 PM - 9:30 PM
    Arts On Site 4F
  7. Breaking Boundaries with Queer Tango

    Aug 21, 8 PM - 9:30 PM
    Arts On Site 4F
  8. Breaking Boundaries with Queer Tango

    Aug 28, 8 PM - 9:30 PM
    Arts On Site 4F
  9. Breaking Boundaries with Queer Tango

    Sep 4, 8 PM - 9:30 PM
    Arts On Site 4F
  10. Breaking Boundaries with Queer Tango

    Sep 11, 8 PM - 9:30 PM
    Arts On Site 4F
  11. Breaking Boundaries with Queer Tango

    Sep 18, 8 PM - 9:30 PM
    Arts On Site 4F
  12. Breaking Boundaries with Queer Tango

    Sep 25, 8 PM - 9:30 PM
    Arts On Site 4F

Walter Perez

Walter Perez began dancing tango in his hometown of Buenos Aires in 1993. Walter has trained with renowned tango instructors such as Juan Carlos Copes, Graciela Gonzalez, Puppy Castello, Pepito Avellaneda, Efrain Ordonez, Jose Garofalo, Rodolfo Denzel, Osvaldo Zotto, Lorena Ermocida and Claudio Gonzalez. Walter has performed in Argentina both on stage and on television. He has toured Argentina and Uruguay with the show “Tangou” (A. Pachano).

In 2000, Walter moved to New York City, where he was featured in a national commercial for Caldwell Banker. He performed in different shows with several companies including “Let’s Speak Tango”, “All That Tango” & “Tango Flamenco Fusion” (Thalia theater productions), “Tango First Century” & “Spotlight on Tango” (Romartis Productions).

He created in 2010 “manoAmano” a tango company with which he performed at the 20th Annual Gala of “Latin Commission on AIDS” (Cipriano NYC), 6th Anniversary of “Cinemarosa” (Queens Museum) and “Bailando for uno cause” (Teatro del Barrio).

Walter Perez co-founded Malevaje with Leonardo Sardella in 2011. He also performed for the Mariella Franganillo Tango Company, and appeared in ‘Tango Connections’ in 2012 and in ‘Recuerdo Tango’ in 2013 & 2015.

In partnership with IATI (a nonprofit arts organization that promotes Latino heritage), in 2009, Walter successfully introduced free weekly tango lessons at the Central Brooklyn Public Library. In August 2013 Walter Perez became the Executive Director, of a Non for profit Organization, ”Friends of Argentine Tango” bringing tango programs to Schools and Senior Centers.

Leonardo Sardella

Leonardo Sardella started dancing tango professionally in his hometown of Buenos Aires. He has trained with renowned tango instructors including Juan Carlos Copes, Rodolfo Dinzel, Osvaldo Zotto, Lorena Ermocida, Javier Rodriguez, Angel Coria, Jorge Firpo, Aurora Lubiz, Claudio Gonzalez, Maria & Carlos Rivarola and Cristina Cortez.

Leonardo has performed on the best stages in Argentina with several dance companies. He moved to New York City in 2011 when he co-founded Malevaje with Walter Perez. He currently teaches and performs at Dardo Galletto Studios in the heart of Times Square in New York City.

Leo is a principal dancer for the Mariella Franganillo Dance Company and appeared in its 2012 “Tango Connections” and 2013 “Recuerdo Tango” productions. He also appeared with “A puro Tango” (2014 U.S.Tour), a Tango world champions company.

Arts On Site

12 St Marks Place
New York, NY 10003
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Breaking Boundaries with Queer Tango is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement / Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net