HANGING OUT WITH MAL­PA­SO

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May ar­ri­ves with its last spring airs at the Ken­nedy Cen­ter for the Per­for­ming Arts of Was­hing­ton D.C. with Arts in Cu­ba: from the Is­land to the World. The Mal­pa­so dance com­pany ar­ri­ves the­re, the only one of the con­tem­po­rary sty­le that will per­form at the pres­ti­gi­ous cul­tu­ral com­plex on May 11 and 12.

Three pi­e­ces of the well-though­tout re­per­toi­re: Vals in­do­ma­ble, a du­et tit­led Oca­so and a ver­si­on of 24 ho­ras y un per­ro; a sort of in­terwe­a­ving of es­ta­blis­hed cho­re­o­grap­hers such as As­zu­re Bar­ton, along with emer­ging ar­tists like Os­nel Del­ga­do. The lat­ter al­so ser­ves as the ar­tis­tic di­rec­tor of the com­pany, and his per­so­nal his­tory is in­ex­tri­cably linked to the foun­da­ti­on of Mal­pa­so, like that of Dai­le Car­ra­za­na's.

Mal­pa­so was foun­ded in De­cem­ber, 2012 by Dai­le Car­ra­za­na, Os­nel Del­ga­do and Fer­nan­do Sáez. But it is not un­til March 2013 when it ap­pe­a­red in the re­gis­ter of the Cen­tro de la Danza (Dance Cen­ter.) Af­ter fi­ve ye­ars on sta­ge and the au­ra of risk and fai­lu­re everyw­he­re, the com­pany has over ten ver­sa­ti­le and com­mit­ted dan­cers, and is as­so­ci­a­ted with the Joy­ce The­a­ter in New York, which they iden­tify as their se­cond ho­me.

Af­ter the per­for­man­ce at the Ken­nedy Cen­ter, they will par­ti­ci­pa­te in the Illu­mi­na­tor fes­ti­val, in To­ron­to, Ca­na­da, with a cho­re­o­grap­hic ver­si­on of Os­nel Del­ga­do of The Old Man and the Sea by Er­nest He­mingway, among ot­her pro­po­sals.

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