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Photos and videos allowed
but please no flash.

There will not be an intermission.

Smoke and haze machines will be used.

MALEVO appears by arrangement
with IMG Artists, LC
7 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212-994-3500

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Show Sponsors
Wisconsin Arts Board

From the President
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Dear Arts Patrons,

Welcome to this 2023–24 performing arts season production. The quality programming you are about to enjoy, and in which the university community takes so much pride, would be impossible without our friends, benefactors, and audience members. We are very pleased to have you join us.

This season is an expanded and eclectic mix of music, drama, music theatre, and stand-up comedy performed by outstanding artists ranging from nationally known acts to Viterbo students. The carefully crafted schedule reflects our dedication to upholding the legacy of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and their goal of sharing the wonder of the arts with everyone in the region.

To all Viterbo arts patrons, benefactors, sponsors, volunteers, artists, and students, thank you very much for your continued support.

Enjoy the show!

“Pace e Bene”
Peace and all good
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Rick Trietley
Viterbo University President


The Company


MALEVO–The “South American Sensation” created by director, choreographer, and dancer Matías Jaime.

After being named Cultural Ambassador of the National Identity of Argentina and after numerous successes, including events and performances in Las Vegas, Paris, Montreal, China, Mumbai, New York, Moscow, Dubai, London, Qatar; becoming semi-finalists on the hit television show America’s Got Talent; creating choreographies of malambo for the Latin pop star Ricky Martin; participating in the Cirque du Soleil Gala, a year-long season of performances at Universal Studios Osaka, Japan; performing shows for the Norwegian Cruise line, and opening show at the Royal Albert Hall for the Royal Variety Performance Gala in London, etc, MALEVO is pleased to present an electrifying new touring show created for proscenium theatres.

What is Malambo?

At the beginning of the last century, in Argentina, the gauchos or cowboys created a kind of dance they eventually called Malambo.

Malambo in the named language of the pampas, means to gallop, in a way, Malambo imitated a galloping horse.

The Malambo is one of the traditional dances of Argentina with great dextery, virility, and energy. It was born around the year 1600 in the Pampas solitudes.

It consists of an individual dance that is characterized by using an almost permanent tapping, that originally had the character of an individual exhibition as a battle and challenge between men, who stomp in turn to music, and later became a spontaneous competition dance between countrymen.

The Show


MALEVO brings live music and virtuosic dance to the contemporary stage in an exciting and electrifiying show, perfect for the whole family.

It is an experience set to a pulsating rhythm of drums, boleadoras, and stomping. The strength and energy of the Malambo, Malevo pushes it beyond its limits with a modern, avant-garde and transgressive approach, without ceasing to be faithful to the cultural foundations of this Argentinian traditional dance of great virility and dexterity.

This show is a visual and sensory experience, awakening the senses and increasing the adrenaline of the audience, a perfect combination of wild energy with a warrior instinct.

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