Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, Argentinian company Che Malambo excites audiences through precise footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming bombos, and whirling boleadoras. This powerhouse all-male company celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho.
The Malambo, traditionally danced by men, began in the 17th century as competitive duels that would challenge skills of agility, strength, and dexterity. Zapateo, their fast-paced footwork, is inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses in their native Argentina. Che Malambo brings fiery Malambo traditions and virtuosic dancing to the contemporary stage for an exhilarating and entertaining show that is perfect for school groups.
Recommended Grade Levels: K-12
Curricular Connections: Argentinian Dance, World Language and Culture