A spellbinding night of rhythmic percussive dance from two of the best.
Leo Sandoval + Eduardo Belo
About LeoBrazilian tap dancer Leonardo Sandoval is quickly gaining a stellar reputation in the tap world for his musicality and by incorporating Brazilian rhythms, music and dance styles to tap dance. He began his dance studies at age 6 in Piracicaba (São Paulo State). When he was 11-years-old, he appeared on Brazilian TV, and at 18, he was invited to Los Angeles to attend the Debbie Allen Dance Academy for the Summer Intensive program, as well as the L.A. Tap Festival. Leo also co-founded the Cia Carioca de Sapateado in Rio de Janeiro with the aim of bringing tap dance to a wider audience in Brazil.
In 2013, Leo moved to New York, where he is now working with Michelle Dorrance's acclaimed company, Dorrance Dance. In addition to solo projects as a dancer and choreographer, his recent credits include performances at Jacob's Pillow, the Fall for Dance festival, the Lincoln Center, the Richmond and Lowell Folk festivals, and the Chicago Human Rhythm Project's Rhythm World. Since September 2014, Leo has been an artist in residence at the American Tap Dance Foundation. As a choreographer, Leo premiered Music from the Sole, an hour-long show created with American bassist and composer Greg Richardson, at the Creative Alliance. In collaboration with the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, excerpts from the show were also presented in New York and Massachusetts. Other recent credits include a guest appearance with Jazz at Lincoln Center's Michael Mwenso & The Shakes, performances at the National Folk Festival, ATDF's Rhythm in Motion, and interviews on MSNBC, the CW channel, and Fox. Upcoming projects include US and international tours with both Dorrance Dance and Music from the Sole, as well as new choreographic work.