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PRESS

QUOTES

"...a pinch-me moment, one of those times

when you catch an artistic dawning...

Malpaso’s dancers were exceptional."

Laura Bleiberg
 LA TIMES

"Surely, Malpaso, with its fluid, sexy athleticism, can put the lie to the old saw that contemporary dance is too cerebral to be fun to watch."
Helena Alonso Paisley
 Miami New Times

"[They do] what dancers do best. They take classes, they rehearse, they create, they perform. And they do so with technical strength, precision, and passion."
Gillian Anne Renault
 Arts atlanta

"...a blend of unfussy ballet technique and lushly earthy modern dance, spiked with now-soft, now-explosive capoeira."
Janine Parker
 the boston globe

"Trey McIntyre's 'Under Fire', created for the company, is one of those rare transcendent works in which music, movement and mood come together with absolute rightness."
Tresca Weinstein
 TIMES UNION

"[Indomitable Waltz is]...totally engrossing...an abundance of distinctive movement that is both simple and stunning at the same time."

Tara Catao
 PALM BEACH ARTS PAPER

"The work is a non-stop barrage of fluid movement, supported by admirable

technique and easy musicality."
Kathleen Smith
 now toronto

"With joints like liquid, they seem to float on and off stage without a single sound. But like most ballerinas, the articulation through their limbs was precise as a puzzle."
Adrienne Totino
 pittsburgh examiner

"Malpaso's aim is to bring 'Cuban contemporary dance into the 21st century.' Clearly, they have already arrived." 
Adrienne Totino
 pittsburgh examiner

"[Mr. Delgado's] finely kneaded movement, which almost makes you want to grab it in fistfuls, buoys into and out of the ground

with delectable ease."
Siobhan Burke
 The new york times

"Malpaso [delivers] a crispness that awakens the mind and soul, stirring new ideas about movement, dance, and the intermingling of social and individual relationships."

Kelly Dalton
 CVnc

SELECT ARTICLES

Jul 19, 2019

DANCE REVIEW: MALPASO DANCE COMPANY AT ADF

CHATHAM LIFE & STYLE

Rejecting expectation is the modus operandi of Canadian-born Aszure Barton's sharp 2016 work [Indomitable Waltz]...However Fosse-like they may appear, with hips popping like Lady Gaga backup dancers, there is never style for style's sake...

Jul 12, 2019

MALPASO STEPS INTO THE SPIRIT OF THE ADF

CVNC

With great risk comes great reward, and the American Dance Festival crowd at Duke's Page Auditorium was the blessed beneficiary of the "malpaso" (Spanish for "misstep") that the Cuban Malpaso Dance Company took to get to this point...

Mar 06, 2019

MALPASO DANCE COMPANY FROM CUBA HAS CONTEMPORARY MISSION

TIMES UNION

There is a saying in Cuba that Cubans were born dancing. From the influence of West African and Caribbean cultures to the invention of the mambo in the 1930s by native Cuban composer Arsenio Rodriguez, dance is central to Cuba's history, culture and religious traditions.

 

But over the last seven years, the Havana-based Malpaso Dance Company has been striving to remedy an underdeveloped area of Cuban dance: contemporary choreography...

Mar 05, 2019

CHICAGO'S HUBBARD STREET MEETS CUBA'S MALPASO FOR INGENIOUS MASHUP

WTTW

For the latest instalment in the Auditorium Theatre’s “Made in Chicago” 312 Dance Series, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago came up with the inspired idea to mix things up by entering into a collaboration with the Malpaso Dance Company, Cuba’s foremost contemporary troupe.

 

The result, showcased in a brief engagement this past weekend, was a stunning program...

Mar 04, 2019

MALPASO COLLABORATION A COHESIVE CULTURAL EXCHANGE...

SEE CHICAGO DANCE

...Eventually, the women found their way to each other once again, hugging and tenderly swaying o stage, all the while the man’s voice filled the space with raw emotion.

 

It's a moment that could only be cultivated from a Chicago choreographer collaborating with a Cuban dance company...

Jan 02, 2019

DECLARING INDEPENDENCE

LAKE CHAMPLAIN WEEKLY

The government had shut him down. Slammed the door in his face, honestly, all but ripping up the nascent choreographer’s application for funding...

Jul 01, 2018

LUMINATO 2018: MALPASO DANCE THEATRE

MY ENTERTAINMENT WORLD

Sitting in the audience of a dance performance, feeling fully enveloped by the movement, is one of the most delicious experiences I can think of. The Cuban based Malpaso Dance Company brought to Luminato 2018 three mesmerizing performances that, along with the superb accompaniment of Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble, suspended time and transported me to different worlds...

Jan 19, 2018

THE JOYCE THEATER AND CUBA'S MALPASO DANCE COMPANY SHOWCASE AN INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE

THE VILLAGE VOICE

Nine passionate dancers make up the budding Cuban contemporary troupe Malpaso Dance Company, showcased at the Joyce Theater Wednesday night. Yet to these dancers, the setting was more than just another venue...

Dec 03, 2017

MALPAS DANCE BRINGS ITS BREEZY, CHARMING SURPRISES FROM CUBA

LA TIMES

The Cuba-based Malpaso Dance Company’s Los Angeles debut Saturday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion was a pinch-me moment, one of those times when you catch an artistic dawning.

 

Malpaso’s dancers were exceptional...

Nov 13, 2017

MALPASO DANCE COMPANY'S TITAS DEBUT LAID EXCELLENCE BARE

D MAGAZINE

​On Friday and Saturday, the Havana-based Malpaso Dance Company, Cuba's first independent dance company, named after the Spanish word for "misstep," debuted with TITAS Presents, and the emotion brought me back to my first vision of Kibbutz. This was one of the most stunning things I had ever seen...

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