Malpaso Dance Company
Mixing modern Cuban music with contemporary classical and electronic sounds, Malpaso Dance Company has become one of Cuba’s most driven and in-demand touring dance troupes. Since their American debut in 2014, their innovations in the modern dance landscape have led to collaborations with elite international composers and have earned praise as, “an unfailingly open and generous crew” (The New York Times).
At The Clarice, Malpaso presents three reflections on the ways an individual interacts with the rest of the world. Indomitable Waltz by Los Angeles choreographer Aszure Barton grippingly explores the emotional range of human relationships through black-clad figures that emerge from the dark to dazzle in the light, moving in and out of groups of ever-shifting sizes. Ocaso, choreographed by Malpaso cofounder Osnel Delgado, is a duet that grapples with the power of young love to animate, support, illuminate and devastate, brazenly set to the sounds of Autechre, Kronos Quartet and Max Richter. A stirring work about identity and self-discovery, Malpaso presents its 2018 re-staging of the acclaimed Tabula Rasa in collaboration with legendary Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin.
During the 2020-21 season, Malpaso artists provided teaching videos for dance classes in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS). While visiting The Clarice this season, members of Malpaso Dance Company will visit TDPS Dance Technique classes and will lead a post-performance Q & A.