The all-male Argentinian dance company, Che Malambo, presents percussive dance and music spectacle. Malambo is at the heart of the gaucho (South American cowboy) tradition and is a new production by choreographer Gilles Brinas.
Malambo began in the 17th century as competitive duels that tested skills of 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.
South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street
Miami FL 33189