In a thrilling spectacle of percussive dance and music, Che Malambo brings awe-inspiring precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming, singing, and whirling boleadoras (lassos) to our stage. Danced solely by men, the fiery malambo tradition began in the 17th century as competitive duels that would challenge skills of agility, strength, and zapeteo, the fast-paced footwork inspired by the rhythm of the galloping horses of their native Argentina.
Following a critically-acclaimed performance at City Center last season, this powerhouse company of 14 gauchos makes their Brooklyn debut.
“Che Malambo sent the audience into uproarious applause!” – The New York Times
"It was a sight to behold!” – Splash Magazine
Available for purchase at the show by special arrangement with New Directions Publishing:
A Simple Story
By Leila Guerriero, translated by Frances Riddle.
Every year, at the height of summer, the remote Argentine village of Laborde holds the national malambo contest. The dance contest is an obsession for countless young men, who sacrifice to become the champion, knowing that if they win—in order to safeguard the title’s prestige—they can never compete again. When Leila Guerriero traveled to Laborde, one dancer’s performance took her breath away, and she spent a year following him as he prepared for the next festival. The result is this superlative piece of journalism, told with tremendous economy and power.
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