Directly from Peru:
Master Dancer and Choreographer Luis Sandoval will offer a Zapateo (Afro-Peruvian Stepping Dance) Workshop for the general public while in exclusive residence at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center. He has also been invited especially by eSe Teatro to perform on May 5th at the Seattle Center's Next50 Celebration. The AFrican ConeXion Project has been bringing together Latino, African and African American communities in Seattle since 2001.
Luis Sandoval is an master dancer of zapateo peruano ("Afro-Peruvian Stepping), choreographer and expert in Afro-Peruvian rhythms, dances and masks. He has developed his own unique theatrical style "Tradicion and Rhythm" (Tradition y Rhythm), applying traditional culture to modern theatre. He was in artistic residence at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center with The AFrican ConeXion Project from 2007 to 2009 for the development of an original bilingual musical, Callejon. He is the founder and Artistic director of Teatro Del Milenio of Peru which is celebrating 20 years of continuous work in theatre education and theatrical productions.
He was toured extensively with National Performance Network, and has directed and performed in Washington D.C., Atlanta, New Orlean, Montana, Michigan, Los Angeles, New York, London, Madrid, Paris, Lyon, Montpelier, and Milan Italy. His residencies have included work with neighborhood youth and youth projects at Rainier Valley Youth Theatre and partnerships with Dance This... by Seattle Theatre Group.
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