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“The men dance with a power and passion that builds into a kind of ecstasy, after teasing us with their fierce solemnity…” (Boston Globe).
The Argentine based company, Che
Malambo, excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic
stomping, drumming of the bombos, and singing and whirling boleadoras
(lassos with stones on the end). Presenting a thrilling, percussive
dance and music spectacle, the company’s work celebrates the unique
South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. This powerhouse all-male
company of 14 gauchos is directed by French choreographer and former
ballet dancer, Gilles Brinas. Che Malambo brings fiery Malambo
traditions and virtuosic dancing to the contemporary stage for an
exhilarating and entertaining show that is perfect for the entire
family. Danced solely by men, the Malambo began in the 17th century as
competitive duels that would challenge skills of agility, strength, and
dexterity. Zapeteo, their fast-paced footwork, is inspired by the rhythm
of galloping horses in their native Argentina.
This performance is also part of the Barbara B. Smith World Music Series.
available online at EastmanTheatre.org, in person at the Eastman Theatre
Box Office (433 East Main St.), or by calling (585) 274-3000.
All concerts are free unless otherwise noted. All concerts listed are open to the public. Please note that all concerts are subject to change.
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