The Argentine company Che Malambo excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos, 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 gauchos is directed by French choreographer and former ballet dancer Gilles Brinas.
Links to world music, Argentinian culture/history/tradition, collaboration, innovation, ensemble, ethnicity, movement, expression
Standards: CC ELA: RL 1-10, SL 1-4, L 4, 6, RH 7 & C3.D2.Geo.1, 4-6, 10, His.1, 2
Length: 1 hour