Malambo dance

The "malambo" was born in the loneliness of the plain around 1600. Among our dances, it is an exception because it does not have lyrics, the music of the guitars accompany this dance that only men perform. The dancer shows off with the tap dancing, the "cepillada" (brushing) (to graze the floor with the sole of the foot), the "repique" (the hit with the heels and the spur) or the "floreos". His feet hardly touch the ground.

The dancer’s movements, when crossing his legs, tapping energetically making capers with the lasso and the balls, are amazing. The "malambo", the same as the "payada the contrapunto" (poetic competition) was, in the traditional dances, a real tournament of the "gaucho’s" skills.

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