When SabineTek set out to find artists and creators to #sharetheworld for its latest campaign, Saverio Pescucci was the perfect fit. A singer, trained in ballet, and having performed for widely recognized companies, including The Finnish National Ballet and The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Saverio is a performer through and through, and cares about the equipment he uses to make his performances second to none. He was kind enough to sit down with us and discuss how he likes to #sharetheworld.
Photo credit to Rachel Neville
These days, due to the pandemic, Saverio has been singing and dancing for crowds outdoors in Times Square. He had advice for those who might be nervous to make the leap into street performance. “Definitely try not to let the nerves and adrenaline get the best of you! It can be nerve wracking sometimes to think that all eyes are on you and everybody’s watching every dance step you’re doing and every mistake you can possibly make. But even though I always give my all on stage or in Times Square, I try to think that there’s always going to be another show to improve and do it even better and that I’m dancing because I love it and not to impress others.”
Born and raised in a small town in Italy, Saverio would spend his days dancing around his home and performing for family and friends. His current platform is a little bigger, and when we spoke with him about the tools, he uses to keep his audience connection smooth and share his art with the world, he had a lot to say. “You can definitely improve a lot from watching a video on your phone and being able to record yourself with just a tap,” he said, of practicing with audio and visual recording equipment.
“Now that people are returning to the city, I want to bring back those magic New York moments to my neighbors on their daily commute. We all know the subway can be loud, but I have my SingMic to sing to the world.”
Saverio shared his dream performance space, which is slightly bigger than Times Square. “If I was very confident about my singing (which I am not so much!), it would be Madison Square Garden! It would be a dream to perform in front of such a large crowd in one of the most iconic places of New York. Maybe dance there first…
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When it comes to using SabineTek products, Saverio says that the microphones and products are better than other brands he has used before. He was especially blown away by the clearer and better sound and noise reduction (crucial in loud public spaces).
SabineTek is thrilled that artists like Saverio are using our products to #sharetheworld, and with the AudioWow S1, launching this fall, we think there will be many others following Saverio’s footsteps in the performing world. As he said in the interview, “Don’t Stop Believing” is his favorite song to perform. We won’t stop believing any time soon.
NOTES FROM INTERVIEW
What inspired you to begin performing?
When I was a kid, I always danced around the house and in front of the TV. My parents tried to put me in all kinds of sports, but I would just end up dancing and doing cartwheels on the field. Finally, they decided to take me to the local dance studio in my hometown and I loved it. At age 11, I auditioned for La Scala Ballet School in Milan and I started training to become a professional dancer.
How long have you been doing this?
I started taking classes at the local studio in my little hometown in Italy when I was 9. I’m turning 30 this year, so it’s been over 20 years!!!
What is the biggest challenge when performing for large crowds, or strangers in public places like Times Square?
Definitely try not to let the nerves and adrenaline get the best of you! It can be nerve wracking sometimes to think that all eyes are on you and everybody’s watching every dance step you’re doing and every mistake you can possibly make. But even though I always give my all on stage or during a photoshoot in Times Square, I try to think that there’s always going to be another show to improve and do it even better and that I’m dancing because I love it and not to impress others.
How has technology improved your practice?
Filming yourself dancing can be very helpful, but also very frustrating. I feel like most dancers are very critical about themselves therefore when we watch a video of ourselves dancing, it is always difficult to look at the positive things instead of the things that you do not like about yourself. However, you can improve a lot from watching a video on your phone and being able to record yourself with just a tap.
What is your favorite song to sing while you're in the heart of New York City?
“Don’t Stop Believing”. I fell in love with this song thanks to the show “Glee” even though it was originally performed by the band Journey. It is difficult and challenging sometimes to live in New York City and this song always inspires me and tells me to believe in my dreams and keep on thriving!
What would you recommend to those looking for a creative outlet? How do you get started?
Definitely study hard and have an education. Whatever the passion is, it is important to go to school and learn from the best people in order to have a solid base to build a career on. I would have never danced on Broadway or in big ballet companies if I didn’t go to a professional ballet school! Work hard, be dedicated and the most important thing is to have passion and love for what you do!
If you could sing anywhere in the world, where would it be?
If I was very confident about my singing (which I am not so much!), it would be Madison Square Garden! It would be a dream to perform in front of such a large crowd in one of the most iconic places of New York. Maybe dance there first… lol
Do you have anything else you would like to add?
That it was a true pleasure working with you guys and I hope we can make it happen sometime again!!!