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Che Malambo

March 17, 2018, 7:30 pm

Playhouse Square - Ohio Theatre  |  View Seating Chart

Che Malambo
Che Malambo
Che Malambo

The powerhouse, all-male, Argentinian dance company, Che Malambo, excites audiences with their percussive dance and music spectacle.

Since its premiere in Paris in 2007, Che Malambo has performed around the world awing audiences with their dynamic blend of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and song. Paris-based Gilles Brinas first learned about Malambo while researching traditional dances. He soon fell under its spell and travelled to the Pampas region of Argentina to engage with the gaucho and further his exploration of their traditions. Inspired by the dance and the talent of its exponents, Brinas created Che Malambo so as to share this powerful, passionate form with international audiences. Capturing the spirit of the gaucho (South American cowboy) Brinas has choreographed a full evening work evoking agility, strength and dexterity, all characteristics that make up the heart of Che Malambo. The fast-paced footwork and whirling boleadoras will excite audiences and transport them into a world of rhythmic dance! Co-Presented with Tri-C.

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Che Malambo

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The powerhouse all-male Argentinian dance company, Che Malambo, excites audiences with their percussive dance and music spectacle. Malambo, a dynamic blend of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and song, is at the heart of the gaucho (South American cowboy) tradition and is now thrilling audiences around the world with this new production created by renowned choreographer Gilles Brinas. The Paris-based Brinas first learned about Malambo while researching traditional dances. He soon fell under its spell and travelled to the Pampas region of Argentina to engage with the gaucho and f...Read More

The powerhouse all-male Argentinian dance company, Che Malambo, excites audiences with their percussive dance and music spectacle. Malambo, a dynamic blend of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and song, is at the heart of the gaucho (South American cowboy) tradition and is now thrilling audiences around the world with this new production created by renowned choreographer Gilles Brinas. The Paris-based Brinas first learned about Malambo while researching traditional dances. He soon fell under its spell and travelled to the Pampas region of Argentina to engage with the gaucho and further his exploration of their traditions. Inspired by the dance and the talent of its exponents, Brinas created Che Malambo so as to share this powerful, passionate form with international audiences. Malambo began in the 17th century as competitive duels that tested skills of agility, strength and dexterity among the gaucho. It soon evolved to include its hallmark, zapeteo, the fast-paced footwork inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses. In addition to Zapateo, Malambo features the drumming of traditional Argentine bombos and whirling boleadoras, a throwing weapon made up of intertwined cords and weighted with stones. Since its premiere in Paris in 2007, Che Malambo has performed around the world, including a highly successful 32-city world tour in the 15/16 season. It returns to North America in fall 2015 for a limited engagement at New York City Center’s sold-out Fall for Dance Series, followed by a coast-to-coast tour in the 2015/16 season.

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"Percussive sounds vibrated through the theater. Complex stimulating rhythms made on drums, by clapping hands and dynamic footwork were breathtaking" - Berkshire Eagle
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