Malpaso Dance Company Joins Zenon Dance Company for Special Presentation
An exciting international "double-header" collaboration of Havana-based Malpaso Dance Company and Minnesota's own Zenon Dance Company will kick off the 2017//18 Northrop Dance Season on Tue, Oct 10 at 7:30 pm.
It's the Minnesota debut for the sleek and sexy Cuban dancers but a homecoming of sorts for Artistic Director Osnel Delgado, who created his baseball-themed piece, Coming Home, for Zenon in 2014. Minnesota Twins great and native of Cuba Tony Oliva also will appear Oct 4 at a film screening in connection with the performance. (Pending Twins playoff schedule)
Malpaso Dance Company with Special Guest Zenon Dance Company
Tue, Oct 10, 7:30 pm
Carlson Family Stage
Only five years after its conception, Malpaso Dance Company has become one of the most sought-after Cuban contemporary dance companies. With artistic director Osnel Delgado at the helm, the company's creative process has become world renowned and has attracted the attention of some of today's hottest choreographers, including Aszure Barton, whom Northrop audiences remember from last season.
Fans may recognize Delgado's name and his baseball-inspired work, Coming Home, as Minneapolis-based Zenon Dance Company co-hosted his McKnight International Choreographer residency in 2014. Delgado returns to Minnesota and Northrop, where the McKnight International Choreographer program was housed, to again perform the piece with Zenon Dance Company.
The Malpaso Dance Company, an associate company of Joyce Theater Productions, will then take the stage in the delicate, ethereal stylings of Barton's touching Indomitable Waltz followed by Delgado and Beatriz Garcia in Ocaso. Finally, the Cuban dancers turn up the island heat in a work by Ronald K. Brown, Why We Follow.
In connection with Malpaso's performance, join us for a film about a boy's efforts to bring baseball equipment to poor Cubans as part of his Bar Mitzvah social-action project. His journey and his family's history in Cuba throw him a curveball.
After the screening, hear from special guest Tony Oliva, a native of Cuba and former Minnesota Twins all-star.
Malpaso Dance Company Performance Preview
Tue, Oct 10, 6:15 - 7:00 pm
Best Buy Theater, 4th floor
FREE and open to the public
Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation with Fernando Sáez, cofounder and executive director of Malpaso Dance Company, Linda Andrews, founder and artistic director of Zenon Dance Company and Christine Tschida, director of Northrop.
Single tickets: $46, $36, $26.
New this season: Tickets are 50% off for children 17 and younger when purchased with at least one adult ticket.
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