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Leonardo Sandoval

Brazilian tap in Hancock

HANCOCK, NY — Now entering its third year, the “Summer Nights LIVE! on The Square” performance series is back in Hancock beginning June 15 with the Leonardo Sandoval Quartet, for an evening of live jazz and Brazilian tap.

Dancer Leo Sandoval is described by the Chicago Sun-Times as “strong yet fine-boned, capable of authority and nuance,” and praised by The New York Times for his “rousing choreography” and “intricate Brazilian beats and textures.”

His choreography and performance style are rooted both in America’s great tap dance heritage and Brazil’s rich rhythmic and musical traditions, with additional influences from jazz and contemporary dance. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Leo moved to New York in 2013 and has performed across the United States and abroad, including at the Jacob’s Pillow and Fall for Dance festivals, the Guggenheim Museum, Lincoln Center, the Joyce Theater, the Danspace Project in New York, Canada’s National Arts Centre, and the Vail International Dance Festival.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy free live music and dance in the open air setting of the Hancock Town Square. For more information visit


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