Che Malambo is an all-male dance company from Argentina. Dancer, director, and choreographer Gilles Brinas first learned about the malambo style when researching traditional dances. He fell under its spell and travelled to Argentina to study the dynamic blend of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming, and song dating back to seventeenth-century competitive duels and the still-continuing gaucho (South American cowboy) culture of the pampas (lowland plains). International audiences embrace the agility, strength, and dexterity of Che Malambo’s fast-paced zapeteo footwork inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses. Malambo also features the drumming of traditional Argentine bombos and whirling boleadoras (throwing weapons made of intertwined cords and weighted with stones).
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