MALEVO – the “South American Sensation” – was created by director, choreographer, and dancer, Matías Jaime. The Company has reenvisioned the Argentine dance of Malambo; taking what is a traditional Argentinian folkloric dance performed originally by Gauchos of the Pampas region and elevating it to a modern, avant-garde, and transgressive vision.
While maintaining the great virility and dexterity of Malambo, the Company has elevated this traditional dance by fusing its classic technique with other styles such as Flamenco, and incorporating live percussion onstage.
Set to a pulsating rhythm of drums, the choreography combines the use of boleadoras, a leather and stone hunting tool used by Gauchos, with fast leg movements, energetic zapateados (stomping), and quick cepillados (“brushing”/”scrubbing”).
Exciting and dynamic shows where the dancers created a performance that not only pushes the Malambo style beyond its limits but gives audiences an extraordinary visual and sensory experience unlike any other.
After being named “Cultural Ambassador of the National Identity of Argentina” and achieving numerous successes, including shows and performances in Las Vegas, New York, Dubai, Paris, Qatar, France, Montecarlo, Spain, Saint Petersburg, Canada, London, and Moscow, as well as special invitation to participate with Cirque du Soleil, creates malambo choreographies for the Las Vegas Show of the Latin pop star Ricky Martin,a year-long season of performances at Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan, Shows in Norwegian Cruise Line, and reaching the semi-finalists on the hit television show America’s Got Talent.
The company performed in Festivals , such as ¨Juste Pour Rire¨ and ¨Le Incroyable¨ (Canada), ¨La France a un Incroyable Talent¨ (France), and the most important Festivals in the world: Global Village (Dubai), Santa Lucía Festival (Mexico), Lollapalooza (Argentina), Dance Open (Russia), Gastronomic Culinary Festival (Spain), Montecarlo Anniversary 22 Historique Rally (MonteCarlo), «Festival de Circo (Argentina), Norwegian Cruise Line, and more.
The Sony Latinoamerica channel filmed a special program with the name ¨Malevo has talent ¨ broadcast for Spanish-speaking viewers. The company also has ¨Malevo Art Factory¨, an online platform for teaching dances (malambo and other disciplines) that are taught throughout the world.
Currently the company carries out International Tours with the show «Xtreme Malambo» and it is developing new shows of great magnitude…