Global Rhythms: Che Malambo
Chicago Human Rhythm Project presents the North American premiere of Argentina’s Che Malambo. A first in the world of Malambo - "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.
This performance is part of CHRP’s annual fall series, Global Rhythms, bringing new and fresh rhythmic performances to the United States from around the world. Save 10% and donate 50% of your ticket purchase to a charity in Chicago. Visit www.ChicagoTap.org for details.