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Che Malambo

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Tempe Center for the Arts is pleased to bring Che Malambo to the stage for their first performance in Arizona!

Razor sharp precision footwork, rhythmic stomping and pounding drums are at the heart of the South American gaucho tradition in this thrilling spectacle of music and dance. Malambo began in 17th century Argentina as a dueling display of agility, strength, dexterity and zapateo – the fast paced footwork inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses. With their whirling boleadoras (stones attached to lassoes), the fiery malambo traditions burst onto the stage at Tempe Center for the Arts.

The powerhouse all-male Argentinian dance company, Che Malambo, excites audiences with their percussive dance and music spectacle. Malambo, a dynamic blend of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and song, is at the heart of the gaucho (South American cowboy) tradition and is now thrilling audiences around the world with this new production created by renowned choreographer Gilles Brinas.   The Paris-based Brinas first learned about Malambo while researching traditional dances. He soon fell under its spell and travelled to the Pampas region of Argentina to engage with the gaucho and further his exploration of their traditions. Inspired by the dance and the talent of its exponents, Brinas created Che Malambo so as to share this powerful, passionate form with international audiences.


This FREE workshop ties the 2017-2018 Tempe Center for the Arts Presenting Season with the community and local artists. This programming connects the content presented by touring artists to critical conversations and arts experiences happening in the community.

Brazilian Drumming Workshop
Apr 7 | 3:00 - 4:00 pm | Free Event
AZ Beat Lab is proud to present a hands-on Brazilian drumming workshop led by Samuel Pena (PVCC Samba). We welcome all levels of experience to join us for this one-hour workshop. Drums will be provided and no previous experience with drumming is required! Make sure to register for this workshop (max. 30 participants)