Joyce Theater


The Cuba Festival includes three vibrant companies from Havana, a city that has nurtured some of the best dancers in the world, and is now proving to be a hotbed of fresh choreographic talent. Join us for the awe-inspiring Malpaso Dance Company, the boundary-pushing LOS HIJOS DEL DIRECTOR, and the show-stopping Compañía Irene Rodríguez.

Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.

Malpaso Dance Company
Jan 9–13

Malpaso Dance Company returns with Tabula Rasa, a hard-driving work by choreographer Ohad Naharin, who recently traveled to Cuba to restage this rarely performed dance. Rounding out the program, the company will also perform pieces by internationally recognized choreographers and promising Cuban talent.

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Jan 15–16

One of Cuba’s most daring contemporary dance makers, George Céspedes makes his U.S. debut with The Last Resource. With a musical collage that extends from heavy metal to electronica to the work of Cuban singer-songwriters, the dance deals with the alienation of the human spirit, and reflects upon uncertainty and change.

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Compañía Irene Rodríguez
Jan 18–20

Praised as “intense” and “exacting” by The New York Times, with a vivacious ensemble that “has succeeded in positioning itself among the best of the Spanish genre in Cuba” (Granma, Cuba), Irene Rodriguez returns with an exhilarating program of short works, Mas Que Flamenco.

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