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The Music Center’s THE RHYTHM OF CUBA, A Part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

December 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


December 2, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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West Coast Premiere of Malpaso Dance Company

Celebrate the rhythm of Cuba with the syncopated movements of Havana-based Malpaso Dance Company at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on December 2. Led by its charismatic artistic director Osnel Delgado, Malpaso is committed to bringing Cuban contemporary dance into the 21st century by fusing movements from the streets with traditional dance through collaborations with top international choreographers and new voices in Cuban dance.

Home to iconic dance traditions such as the Habanera, Son, Mambo and Cha-Cha, Cuba has a deep history as “a dancing island.” Malpaso honors that history, yet creates a dance vocabulary all its own, blending ballet technique with earthy modern dance articulated by fluid athleticism.

This dance presentation is a special add-on engagement to the 17/18 Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center season and part of The Music Center’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA programming, Cuba: Antes/Ahora, Then/Now, a three-day event featuring celebrated dancers, musicians and visual artists from all over Cuba.

“When I joined The Trusteeship, I had spent my whole life in government service and nonprofit organizations. The Trusteeship has introduced me to previously unfamiliar worlds (corporate, military, film, international) and the wonderful women who populate them, and in the process helped me better appreciate their work and my own.”

– Ruth