Residency Dates: November 7 + 8
In less than five short years since its establishment in 2012, Malpaso Dance Company has already become one of the most sought after Cuban dance companies with a growing international profile. Emphasizing a collaborative creative process, Malpaso is committed to working with top international choreographers while also nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. The company tours with 11 dancers and is led by its original three founders; resident choreographer and Artistic Director Osnel Delgado, Executive Director Fernando Sáez, and dancer and co-founder Daileidys Carrazana.
An Associate Company of Joyce Theater Productions, Malpaso —together with The Joyce— has commissioned original works from a number of prominent North American choreographers including Ron K. Brown (Why You Follow), Trey McIntyre (Under Fire), and —most recently— acclaimed Canadian choreographer Aszure Barton. Touted as “totally engrossing” (Palm Beach Arts Paper), Barton's work Indomitable Waltz was supported with a production and touring grant from The National Dance Project and made its world premiere in Havana-Cuba in Fall 2016. The company has also recently premiered Dreaming of Lions, a new full-length commission choreographed by Osnel Delgado, featuring an original score composed by Grammy award-winning, Cuban-American composer Arturo O’Farrill. The work was inspired by the classic Hemingway novella "The Old Man and the Sea" and had its US premiere at Duke Performances in Durham-NC in Feb. 2017 followed by a NYC premiere at The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater. Other active rep includes: 24 Hours and a Dog, also by Delgado and featuring music by O’Farrill, Bad Winter by Trey McIntyre and an upcoming new creation by Sonya Tayeh, commissioned by and set to premiere at Los Angeles Music Center in Dec. 2017. For more information, please visit: Malpasodance.com