8-piece dance troupe made semi-finals of America’s Got Talent
25 December 2018, Dubai, UAE: Malevo, the Argentinian dance band that took America by storm in Season 11 of America’s Got Talent, is appearing on stage at Global Village. The international show is available to all visitors of Global Village, the world’s leading multicultural Festival Park and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment with two, dynamic 20-minute sets every night from Saturday to Thursday until the 3rd of January 2019.
Malevo is group of eight men from Buenos Aires, Argentina that do the Malambo, a traditional dance performed to the beat of the bombo legüero drum. Part of Argentine folklore, the dancing isn’t accompanied by singing or lyrics and dates back to the 16th century. The energetic and vibrant dancers perform a rhythmic Malambo routine with tap dancing, beating drums, and whirling boleadoras using both contemporary and traditional music.
Director, choreographer and dancer Matías Jaime created the dance company in 2015 out of love and passion for the dance and a desire to bring the traditional art form to the masses. He says: “We love to perform the Malambo, a traditional Argentine folk dance of great virility and dexterity. We start from its essence and roots, but seek to take it beyond its limits, with a modern, avant-garde and transgressive look, merging it with other dance styles, like flamenco and urban percussion. We keep to the purity of the dance but seek also to achieve a perfect combination, to give a complete innovative, visual and sensory experience for our audiences.”
Malevo shot to fame in 2016 when their act was showcased on the renowned American television show “America’s Got Talent” and launched them into worldwide recognition. Since then, Malevo has performed in festivals, TV shows, private events and theaters in France, Canada, Mexico, Egypt, Russia, and USA, among other countries. Last year, Malevo performed with Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas and the Dance Open Festival in Moscow. In July, the company traveled to Montreal, to participate in the Festival “Juste pour fire” and the Canadian TV Gala “Le Incroyable 2017”. In 2016 Malevo received the Argentinian distinction “MARCA PAIS”, in recognition of its contribution in expanding and spreading Argentinian roots and culture throughout the world.
Most of the dance troupe have known each other since they were little kids, growing up together in poverty. Jaime, who says he has devoted his whole life to the Malambo dance, had a dream to bring Malambo to stages around the world, and give their families a better life at the same time. Malevo attempts to take Malambo the dance to another level with a modern and different look – but still filled with passion and energy that is at the heart of the folkdance.
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Global Village is the first family destination for culture, entertainment and shopping in the region. Since its inception, it has embodied different aspects of the world and created a smile on the faces of millions of guests every season. It is a unique and integrated destination to enjoy the world’s finest shopping, dining and entertainment experiences and offers guests a wide range of events, shows and activities that are the largest and most varied in the region. It offers many fun surprises to millions of guests in the open air. It highlights the best of culture from countries of the world in a lively festival and takes guests on a journey through a group of pavilions, each representing the richness and culture of a different country. It offers unique international cuisine and awe-inspiring entertainment experiences across a wide range of entertaining games and interesting tours. All its exceptional experiences can be enjoyed by purchasing a ticket worth only AED 15. The Global Village operating season starts in November each year and runs until April the following year.