a group of men stand in formation on a stage lit with spotlights and fog while holding large drums


7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2024 | Yardley Hall

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This thrilling all-male group specializes in Malambo, a traditional Argentine folk dance of great virility and dexterity. Created by director, choreographer, and dancer Matías Jaime, the group takes Malambo beyond its limits with a modern, avant-garde and transgressive approach, merging it with other dance styles like flamenco and urban percussion.

After being named an official “Cultural Ambassador to the National Identity of Argentina,” and on the tail of numerous successes, including events and performances in Las Vegas, New York, Dubai, Paris, Cairo, St Petersburg, and Montreal, as well as special performances with Latin pop star Ricky Martin, Cirque du Soleil, a yearlong residency at Universal Studios Japan, and making it as semifinalists on the hit TV show, “America’s Got Talent,” Malevo is excited to present a new touring performance created for proscenium theatres of performing arts centers and festivals.


The Malambo is a traditional dance handed down from older South American Cowboys to their younger counterparts. One might imagine these dances taking place around campfires, after long days on horseback. Customarily a solo form, Malambo has long been among the original competitive dances. Argentinian Gauchos perfected their moves to wow, entertain, and even beat out their fellow dancers.

The beauty, fluidity, strength, and sheer bravado of the dancers is evident when watching Malambo. Feet pawing the ground and chests puffed and poised like those of horses are said to have inspired this dance. Like manes, long black hair trails behind as the men face off, preparing for a battle of complex rhythm and footwork. As the performance progresses, one may observe influences from seemingly disparate dance traditions and distant countries. A quick look at Argentina’s history and trade practices reveals that – indeed – the dance vocabularies in the Malambo are no coincidence.