october, 2020

22oct7:30 pm7:30 pmFeaturedMusic from the Sole: Virtual Performance of Partido7:30 pm - 7:30 pm Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College

Event Details

Brazilian dancer and choreographer Leonardo Sandoval and composer/ bassist Gregory Richardson lead their company, Music From The Sole, in a special presentation of large excerpts from Partido, a piece that explores the deep connections between Afro-diasporic music and dance in Brazil and the United States, including samba, house, and of course, tap dance.

This presentation concludes a week-long virtual residency at the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College.

STREAM LIVE: https://www.keene.edu/arts/redfern/stream/redfern/

In addition to the virtual performance and post-show talk back, Music from the Sole is offering several virtual workshops for Keene State students that are also available for the general public to view from the Redfern Livestream link included here.


– Afro-Diasporic Connections: Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 10:00am
This workshop explores tap’s connection to other Afro-diasporic dance and music forms, especially street and club forms like hip hop and house.

– Tap Dance as Dance and Music: Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 4:00pm

Leonardo Sandoval and Gregory Richardson discuss and demonstrate the process of creating tap dance choreography as both movement and musical composition, and how this enables them to incorporate influences from both the dance and music worlds, ranging from samba and jazz to house and hip hop.

Brazilian Rhythms: Thursday, October 22, 2020, 10:00am & 12:00pm (repeat class)

Leonardo Sandoval uses body percussion to introduce participants to some of the most common Brazilian claves (rhythmic patterns), like samba, maracatú, bossa nova, and more. Participants will learn various rhythm combos derived from these claves and build a poly-rhythmic piece.

This project is supported in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies. Partido receives additional support from a New Hampshire State Council on the Arts grant, and a CARES Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov


(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College

90 Wyman Way

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