Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Argentina's Malambo



Argentina Gaucho Malambo
Malambo was born in the country, northern part of Argentina around 1600. This form of dance is solely accompanied with guitar and drums and without lyrics. Although today women dance Malambo, it is a dance executed only by men. The dancer demonstrates his abilities through the "zapateo" which is the fast paced foot work. Besides heavy foot work there is a lot of leg crossing and also dancing with "boleadores" which are string with leather balls that were used in the country to capture livestock. There are two sub genres recognised in Malambo, one is el sureño (southern) and norteño (northern). These are two different styles form two different regions, in the southern region the dance is more sauve and ingenious meanwhile in the northern the characteristic of Malambo is stronger, trying to demonstrate agility, liveliness and its vigour.

El Malambo nace en las Pampas Argentinas al norte del pais alrededor de 1600. Esta forma de danza es usualmente instrumental con la guitarra y tambores y el zapateado del bailarin. El malambo es solamente executado por los hombres. El bailarin demuestra las abilidades a traves del movimiento rapido del zapateado, demostrando su agilidad creando figuras rapidas y movimientos de las piernas. En el Malambo tambien existen los boledores que incluyen en la danza cuerdas con bolas. Las boleadoras se usan para danzas folclóricas gauchescas.Se agitan con gran abilidad, haciendo varias figuras, en torno a los cuerpos de los bailarines y tambien se utilizan como instrumentos de percusión.

2 comments:

mensajes claro said...

El video esta muy bueno.

Diego Martinez said...

Che, y el credito por la foto bien gracias, no?
Flojo, eh...

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