It’s not everyday that Baltimore is host to a world premiere by internationally renowned artists. But leave it to the Creative Alliance to bring us some of the most energetic and unique performance out there– well before it hits the bigger stages of New York. This weekend, Brazilian-born tap phenom’ Leonardo (Leo) Sandoval and American bassist Gregory Richardson will perform their new collaborative work, “Music from the Sole.” It’s a work born from their experience together as street performers in New York City, drawing on a variety of influences.
The two artists met just a year ago, at a dance festival where they were each performing individually. But after hitting it off, they soon began busking on sunny afternoons in Manhattan, dragging a portable tap floor and an upright bass with them throughout the city. Not exactly the most easily carried accessories– but certainly impactful ones. They’ve since developed this hour-long show that even includes guest dancers and musicians performing Leo and Greg’s original music and choreography. It’s a fast-moving show full of international rhythms and musical traditions. And the energy is so high, you may just want to get up and move yourself. And there’s no rule against that, by the way.
“Music from the Sole” debuts at the Creative Alliance on Saturday, April 11th at 8pm. For tickets or more information, visit www.creativealliance.org.