Rachel Aka

Malpaso Dance Company

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 Ronald K. Brown (Why You Follow), Trey McIntyre (Under Fire), Aszure Barton (Indomitable Waltz), Emmy-award winning Sonya Tayeh (Face the Torrent), and most recently Robin Mineko Williams who, in tandem with the company members, crafted Elemental, which was developed as part of a collaborative program with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago that world premiered in March 2019 at the Auditorium Theatre.

 

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