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Malpaso Dance Company, Photo by Nir Arieli

Malpaso Dance Company, Photo by Nir Arieli

 

Malpaso Dance Company

Artistic Director, Osnel Delgado

Malpaso Dance Company with Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble at the MVPAC

Thursday, August 1st | 7:00pm
Location: The MVPAC

24 Hours and a Dog by Osnel Delgado, featuring music composed and conducted by Arturo O’Farrill and performed live by The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble

Tabula Rasa by Ohad Naharin

MVPAC Tickets:
$75 Premium
$35 Adult
$20 Seniors, Students and Military
$5 Children under 12
Behind the Counter and Membership discounts apply

Malpaso Dance Company at the Nanon Theater

Saturday, August 3rd | 7:00pm
Location: The Nanon Theater

Carrying Floor by Abel Rojo
Ocaso by Osnel Delgado
Being (Ser) by Beatriz Garcia 
Elemental by Robyn Mineko Williams

The Nanon Theater Tickets:
$25 Adult
$15 Seniors, Students and Military
$5 Children under 12
Behind the Counter and Membership discounts apply

Quality Time! Family Friendly Matinee with Malpaso Dance Company

Saturday, August 3rd | 11:00am
Location: The Nanon Theater

Quality Time Event Tickets:
Pay-What-You-Can


Photo By Nir Arieli

Photo By Nir Arieli

Malpaso Dance Company

“...a pinch-me moment, one of those times when you catch an artistic dawning...Malpaso’s Dancers were exceptional.”

- LA Times

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.

Malpaso Dance Company is an associate company of JOYCE THEATER PRODUCTIONS.

Photo by Daniel Dittus

Photo by Daniel Dittus

The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble

The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble (ALJE) is an octet comprised of some of the most virtuosic musicians in jazz today.  Its repertoire honors pioneers of Latin jazz such as Mario Bauza and Tito Puente, while keeping a strong foothold in progressing that music by performing contemporary compositions of the genre.  Recently, the ALJE teamed up with the Cuban group, Malpaso Dance Company, creating three programs: Despedida, 24 Hours and a Dog, and Dreaming of Lions, for which Arturo O’Farrill scored the music and Osnel Delgado choreographed the works.  The ALJE has performed to international critical acclaim in Havana, Toronto, Milan, Hamburg, and more.

Osnel Delgado, Artistic Director of Malpaso Dance Company

Osnel Delgado graduated as dancer and professor from the National Dance School in 2003.  He was a member of Danza Contemporanea de Cuba (DCC) from 2003 to 2011. Delgado has received major Cuban awards including the Premio a Mejor Coreografia del Concurso Solamente Solos (Award for Best Solo Choreography), el Premio Ramiro Guerra (Ramiro Guerra Prize), as well as a Special Mention award at the VII Iberomerican “Alicia Alonso” Choreography competition in Madrid.  Delgado has worked with choreographers such as Mats Ek, Rafael Bonachela, Kenneth Kvanstrom, Ja Linkens, Itzik Galili, Samir Akika, Pedro Ruiz, Isidro Rolando, and George Cespedes, among others, and he has created works for DCC, Rakatan, and Ebony. He serves as professor of dance at the National Dance School in Havana, Cuba.

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Arturo O’Farrill, Artistic Director of The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble

Arturo O’Farrill, pianist, composer, educator, and founder of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City.  He received his formal musical education at the Manhattan School of Music and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.  Arturo’s professional career began with the Carla Bley Band and continued as a solo performer with a wide spectrum of artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte.  An avid supporter of all the arts, Arturo has performed with Ballet Hispanico, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE dance company, and Malpaso Dance Company, for whom he has written two ballets. Arturo has won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition, the 2016 Latin Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Recording, and the 2018 Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition.

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