MalPaso Dance Company


Founded in 2013 under the artistic direction of Osnel Delgado, MalPaso Dance Company expresses the passion and uncertainties that define Cuban life and are embodied in the country’s rich dance tradition.  For its US debut, the company exhibits its trademark fresh contemporary spirit in a program featuring 24 Hours and a Dog, a new contemporary dance piece by Delgado set to music by Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill, who will perform LIVE with members of the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble at all performances except Thu, May 29 at 8pm and Sun, June 1 at 7:30pm.

Also on the program is the US premiere of Why You Follow by Ronald K. Brown, which features the choreographer’s signature and irresistible blend of African, Cuban and Western dance and is set to a profound score of world music.

Program A: 24 Hours and a Dog, Why You Follow (choreographed by Ronald K. Brown)
Funding Credits
This presentation is part of a cultural exchange initiative with Cuba that was made possible with major support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. In addition, a technical production residency for MalPaso Dance Company with Ronald K. Brown was made possible with major support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Special support for this initiative was also provided by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters’ Cultural Exchange Fund. This presentation is underwritten by Nancy and Michael Feller and supported by The R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.
Performances are subject to change.