Sunday, May 22, the Tower Theatre Foundation invites you to experience the percussive dance and musical spectacle of CheMalambo. Under the direction of renowned dancer and choreographer, Gilles Brinas, the powerhouse Argentinian dance company presentsa wonderfully wild evening of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming, and song from the heart of Argentina and the traditional dance of the South American cowboy(gaucho).
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.
“CheMalambo is a thrilling display of malambo,” says Siobhan Burke of The New York Times. “Fourteen stomping, drumming, roaring men pounded rapid-fire rhythms into the ground with many surfaces of their feet – heels, toes, inside and especially outside edges – and with spinning boleadors, floor-skimming stones attached to lassoes….a rousing group spectacle.”