Opened Nov 8, 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
You've heard of Stomp… Now experience the Latino version! Che Malambo is a vibrant, exciting, fiery interpretation of the all-male Argentine Malambo tradition, infused with primal energy and diabolic rhythms – a theatrical experience you don't want to miss! A first in the world of Malambo - "Che Malambo" is a wonderfully wild spectacle of drumming and foot stomping dance choreographed and produced by Gilles Brinas.
Presented by Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Che Malambo arose from the language and expressions of the Gaucho experience and was traditionally a solo dance performed by men. Award winning choreographer, Gilles Brinas, has adapted two Malambo styles featuring powerful foot stomping from the North and and the subtler Southern style in bare feet. The rhythms are echoed by "bombos," large, fat, rustic drums, "boleadoras" or bolas (long, thin ropes with two or more stones attached at the ends) and accompanied by passionate song and guitar. All is live with no recorded music.