STARS Che Malambo
WEDNESDAY APRIL 12 | 12:30PM TICKETS ON SALE HERE
Recommended for all grades
The powerhouse all-male Argentinian dance company, Che Malambo, excites audiences with their percussive dance and music spectacle. Che Malambo celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. Malambo, a dynamic blend of precise footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and song, is at the heart of the gaucho tradition. 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 new production created by renowned choreographer Gilles Brinas is now thrilling audiences around the world.
Like many who fall under the spell of traditional dances, Gilles Brinas is fascinated and troubled by the Malambo. He flew to Buenos Aires in search of the dance so typical of the Pampa region of Argentina. Brinas was drawn to the particular rhythms, the haunting characters, and the lonely expressions of the gaucho who spends his life on horseback. Brinas was inspired by the talented artists he found in Buenos Aires and was moved to create the company Che Malambo from the best Malambo dancers in the area.
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.
The STARS series is underwritten by Pat and Pete Frechette and supported in part by funding from United Way of Eagle River Valley. Additional support provided by Anonymous, Eagle Valley Community Fund, Susan & Harry Frampton, the Forrest & Frances Lattner Foundation, The Precourt Foundation, Ann Smead & Michael Byram, the Vilar Guild and the Soros Charitable Fund.