Preview Performance and Dinner: Malpaso Dance Company and Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence

Saturday, Nov. 4

Step into the world of dance and music as we bring back the Malpaso Dance Company and introduce the talented choreographer Ronald K. Brown for a unique residency and preview performance. They will craft choreography to the mesmerizing jazz beats of Max Roach, the renowned drummer and composer. After the preview performance, you’re invited to continue the experience at the Athenaeum Hotel, where you can indulge in a delectable four-course dinner at the Athenaeum Hotel and engage in a conversation with the collaborators and dancers. You can purchase tickets for the preview alone or for the full dinner and preview package. Don’t miss out on this sensational celebration of artistry and creativity!

$29: Preview Performance only
$69*: Dinner that includes a complimentary ticket to the Preview Performance
Additional $69: Dine with a Dancer! Sponsor a dancer to join your table for dinner (does not include performance or your meal)

Evening’s Itinerary:
4 p.m.: Preview Performance (Carnahan-Jackson Dance Studios)
5:30 p.m.: Cash bar (Athenaeum Hotel)
6:30 p.m.: Dinner followed by a conversation with Ronald K. Brown, Fernando Saez and dancers (Athenaeum Hotel)

Price does not include taxes and gratuity

Please purchase tickets by calling the ticketing office at 716.357.6250. Dinner has been sold out.

Malpaso Dance

Cuban-Themed Dinner Menu


Baby iceberg, heirloom tomato, avocado, plantain crisp, red onion, cumin lime

Mango Burrata
Mango jam, heirloom tomato, crostini, lime vinaigrette

Loaf Pane Italiano with Whipped Butter

Entrée (Select One)

Grilled Coulotte Steak
Mixed peppers, cipollini, saffron rice, chimichurri

Wild Atlantic Shrimp
Sofrito shrimp, smoked chayote, corn puree, heirloom tomato, shallots, saffron rice

Grain Bowl
White bean purée, toasted quinoa, roasted corn, smoked chayote, radish, baby cilantro (Vegan)

Petite Flan, Mango, Passion Fruit Salsa

More About the Preview Performance

This project was ignited when Max Roach’s family approached The Joyce Theater with an idea: to celebrate the centennial of Roach’s life in 2024 by showcasing his music through dance. This celebration will span New York City and the entire nation, and we’re honored to host the preview performance at Chautauqua as the companies gear up for this remarkable tour.

Ronald K. Brown, no stranger to Malpaso, embarks on this creative journey once more. It all began with “Why You Follow,” the first collaborative piece he crafted with Malpaso, marking the start of a decade of international artistic partnerships. Now, he returns to work his magic, blending the talents of Malpaso Dance Company and his own Evidence dancers to Roach’s timeless masterpiece, “Percussion Bitter Sweet.” This composition, born from Max Roach’s 1961 visit to Cuba, will be the heartbeat of the preview performance.

The journey doesn’t end at Chautauqua; Ronald K. Brown’s residency with Malpaso will be a creative journey, culminating in the grand premiere at The Joyce in April 2024. The grand premiere will also feature performances by Rennie Harris and Ayodele Casel, all choreographed to Max Roach’s music.