Malpaso Dance Company
On tour in the U.S. throughout the Spring and ready to return to Cuba for a respite of three weeks, Malpaso found itself unable to return home due to the devastating explosion in Havana. An associate company of Joyce Theater Productions, Malpaso was able to make connections through The Joyce Theater and quickly confirm a residency at Chautauqua Institution, where they will receive housing, studio space and a warm welcome. The residency will support Malpaso’s rehearsals while creating performance and educational opportunities for the community to learn about this internationally-lauded company and the thriving arts scene in Cuba.
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 three original founders: resident choreographer and Artistic Director Osnel Delgado, Executive Director Fernando Sáez, and Associate Artistic Director Daileidys Carrazana.
“Surely, Malpaso, with its fluid, sexy athleticism, can put the lie to the old saw that contemporary dance is too cerebral to be fun to watch.”
– Helena Alonso Paisley, Miami New Times
“…a blend of unfussy ballet technique and lushly earthy modern dance, spiked with now-soft, now-explosive capoeira.”
– Janine Parker, The Boston Globe
“[Mr. Delgado’s] finely kneaded movement, which almost makes you want to grab it in fistfuls, buoys into and out of the ground with delectable ease.”
– Siobhan Burke, The New York Times
Lullaby for Insomnia by Daile Carrazana
woman with water by Mats Ek
Stillness in Bloom by Aszure Barton
Tabula Rasa by Ohad Naharin