“LIVE from SAC is continuing its series with a melting pot of South American, Caribbean and Jazz music – with a live dance performance,” Claes Brondal, founder of The Jam Session, who curates the series, shared. “These elements are choreographed and arranged into a multi sensory experience.”
The latest concert will fall on Cinco de Mayo, making it the perfect time to feature world-renowned dancers Sandra Antognazzi and Walter Perez, who will enchant the audience with their spectacular moves. They will be accompanied by sounds from Oscar Feldman (on alto and baritone sax), Helio Alves (on piano and keyboard), Eddy Khaimovich on (bass), Javier Sanchez on (bandoneon), and Brondal on (drums).
Antognazzi, who was born and raised in Argentina, has been performing for over 20 years. Her expertise also includes choreography and teaching. She’s showcased her talents at Town Hall, Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall, Queens Theater in the Park Summer Festival, Spanish Repertory Theater, and many more. Most recently, she’s worked with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra.
“Sandra Antognazzi’s strikingly quiet, powerful presence made each stretched calligraphic pose count,” The New York Times raved, while Times Union lauded, “with a vivid sequence showcasing a fiery tango, danced by Walter Perez and the elastic limbed Sandra Antognazzi… The sexy duet …gives a whole new meaning to the phrase scarlet woman.”
She also serves as the Artistic Director of Fusion Tango, a dance & music company that encompasses some of Argentine Tango’s most renown dancers and musicians. Additionally, Antognazzi is an adjunct dance faculty member at Ramapo College’s School of Contemporary Arts and directs Hoboken Tango Lab.
Perez, a New York-based artist that was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, started performing tango in 1993. He toured Argentina and Uruguay with Tangou, and since moving to New York City in 2000 has collaborated with many companies, including Let’s Speak Tango, All That Tango, Tango Flamenco Fusion, Tango First Century and Spotlight on Tango. He co-founded Malevaje, with Leonardo Sardella, in 2011 and teaches weekly tango lessons at the Central Brooklyn Public Library, in partnership with IATI. He also leads classes during the annual NY Get up! Get moving! at the Hispanic Federation.
“The romantic sounds and dance moves of the Tango, the soulful bandeon, the Cuban ballads and the rush of New York jazz all comes together on a one night only performance at Southampton Arts Center,” Brondal added.
Admission to LIVE from SAC is $20 and the show starts at 7 p.m. The concert will be recorded live and air at a later date on WPPB, the East End’s local NPR Station.
Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton. For more information, visit southamptonartscenter.org.