ABOUT male tango!
In 2011, Walter Perez and Leonardo Sardella formed the dance company Malevaje in recognition of their shared belief that Argentine tango answers the universal need to connect with others. They have taken part in the International Queer Tango Festivals worldwide and have performed and taught workshops in major cities in the United States as well as in England, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland,
Dominican Republic, Mexico, Bolivia and Argentina. They are ranked very high on the list of the world's leading Argentine tango dance partners who are able to flawlessly and creatively exchange roles as leader and follower.
Walter Perez and Leonardo Sardella, are both in the vanguard of the art and culture of Argentine Tango and are committed to disseminating and promoting tango as an inclusive dance form in the wider community; they are tireless festival organizers, teachers, choreographers, performers and representatives of the Queer Tango culture at the local, national, and international level.
Some of our highlights performances:
-Male Tango, (IATI theatre) which was recognized with two HOLA (Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors) awards (Outstanding performance in musical theater: Walter Perez & Leonardo Sardella and Outstanding Musical production, IATI Theater) and Two Latin ACE Awards (Asociación de Cronistas de Espectáculos de NY) nominations (Best Director - Musical Theater: Walter Perez, and Best Theater: IATI Theater)
-Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing - teaching and performing with renowned Argentine electronic tango band Tanghetto
-Capital Pride at Argentine Embassy in Washington D.C. - Walter and Leonardo were invited again this year to perform for Capital Pride at the Argentine Embassy.
-Montreal Queer Tango Festival - this year was our third teaching and performing at the festival
-Berlin Queer Tango Festival - this year was our fifth teaching and performing at the festival
-NY Fuerzafest Festival - the Hispanic Federation launched FUERZAfest, the first LGBTQ+ Latino Arts Festival in the Northeast, which not only celebrates a vibrant but addresses the critical issues impacting it. Walter and Leo continue to participate and perform at this unique 13-day festival.
-NY QUEER TANGO Weekend - organizers/teachers/performers of the annual festival which gathered local international tango artists in NYC