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Malpaso Dance Company
Osnel Delgado, artistic director
Passion, precision and vibrant athleticism from the forefront of Cuban contemporary dance.
“Pristine technique … as comfortable on the ground—in coiling, capoeira-like flips and tricks—as they are in the air.” New York Times
Long known for superb dancers trained in national schools, Cuba is also now home to an exciting nascent contemporary dance scene. At the forefront is independent dance company Malpaso—playfully meaning “misstep”—which has been partnering with international artists to update Cuban dance without sacrificing its distinct identity. Passionate, fluidly athletic dancers perform works by Artistic Director Osnel Delgado, American choreographer Ron K. Brown—rich in African and Afro-Cuban idioms—and Canadian Aszure Barton’s vivid, idiosyncratic Indomitable Waltz.
Post-performance discussions with the artists
An Associate Company of Joyce Theater Productions
Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
New this winter: Top of the Hop Bar
Free pop-up performances, talks, exhibitions, plus $1 off one drink with your Hop ticket, day of show. Friday & Saturday nights, 6 pm 'til close; also open Thursday, January 11. See TOH Bar listings
Malpaso Dance Company—a Cuban dance company combining that nation’s superb dance training with the best of international contemporary choreography—performs at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College on Thursday, January 11, 7 pm, and Friday, January 12, 8 pm, in The Moore Theater.
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1, 2, 3, 6. By Nir Arieli
4. By Bill Hebert
5. By Judy Ondrey