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Che Malambo

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017, 7:00pm

Strom Auditorium, Rockport


The powerhouse Argentinean dance company, Che Malambo, will bring their fast-paced footwork, explosive drumming, and whirling lasso boleadoras to Rockport, Maine.

CHE MALAMBO, created by French director and choreographer Gilles Brinas, has been thrilling audiences around the world since its premiere in Paris in 2007.  They return to North America following a limited engagement at the sold out Fall for Dance series at New York City Center.  The New York Times described the event: "Che Malambo sent the audience into uproarious applause."

Malambo is a dynamic blend of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and song, which live at the heart of the South American gaucho, or cowboy.  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 bombo, and whirling boleadoras — a throwing weapon made up of intertwined cords weighted with stones.

Adults $30; $10 under age 25


As part of Bay Chamber’s Community Engagement Program, Che Malambo will be offering two free student matinees to Maine school children from our local community to Rockland, Brownsville, Medomak, Blue Hill and Damariscotta, to mention a few. Study guides are provided to school teachers and home school families in advance to prepare students with an understanding of the cultural and historical value of this program.

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