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DANCECleveland Presents

Malpaso (Cuba)

​Part of ADF in CLE Summer Dance Festival

August 10, 2019, 7:30 pm

Playhouse Square - Allen Theatre

Single tickets on sale 02/26/2019

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Malpaso is bringing the heat of Cuba to close the summer dance festival with a performance that will feature choreography that will honor the roots of modern dance as well as new head-turning choreographers of today. Since its establishment in 2012, Malpaso has already become one of the most sought after Cuban dance companies with a growing international profile. The company will perform and evening of three works including, Face the Torrent, a new work by NYC-based choreographer Sonya Tayeh which was created in part during the Company’s 2017 residency in Cleveland.

While in northeast Ohio, the company will participate in our Body of Work: Dialogues on Dance Series with a lecture and performance of “Fielding Sixes”, a work by Merce Cunningham-with music by John Cage- as part of the international ‘Merce Cunningham Centennial Celebration’. As ‘one of the great iconoclasts in 20th-centure art” (NY Times) who would have turned 100 in 2019, DANCECleveland is pleased to be joining in the international celebration with these showings. Subscribers to DANCECleveland’s 2019-2020 season will have the first opportunity to attend these up close events.

DANCECleveland has previously presented Malspaso Dance Company in 2016 & 2017.

About the Company

Malpaso Dance Company

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In the six 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 Comp...Read More

In the six 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), Aszure Barton (Indomitable Waltz), and Emmy-award winning Sonya Tayeh (Face the Torrent).

As a means of foregrounding Cuban choreographers, Malpaso has also recently world-premiered works by company members Beatriz Garcia (Being (Ser)) and Abel Rojo(Carrying Floor), bolstering the list of long-toured pieces by Artistic Director Delgado, notably, Ocaso as well as 24 Hours and a Dog and Dreaming of Lions, which are often accompanied live by Grammy award-winning, Cuban-American composer/pianist Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble.

Most recently the company added Fielding Sixes by the legendary, late Merce Cunningham - adapted for 8 dancers and re-staged by Jamie Scott with new costume and lighting designs by David Quinn and Manuel Da Silva, respectively - and Tabula Rasaby world-renowned Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin to its repertoire. Naharin traveled to Cuba in spring of 2018 specifically to work one on one with Malpaso dancers to crystalize the re-staging of this seldom performed, 30 year old master work.

Liquidotopie by Argentinian choreographer Cecilia Bengolea - commissioned by International Summer Festival Kampnagel out of Hamburg-Germany in summer 2018 - rounds out the Company’s active rep.

Next for the company is a new creation from Robyn Mineko Williams (of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago) as well as the acquisition of a specially extended version of Mats Ek’s solo Woman with Water.

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Malpaso's aim is to bring 'Cuban contemporary dance into the 21st century.' Clearly, they have already arrived." - Adrienne Totino, Pittsburgh Examiner

"...a blend of unfussy ballet technique and lushly earthy modern dance, spiked with now-soft, now-explosive capoeira." - Janine Parker, The Boston Globe
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