CANCELED: Joyce Master Class: Malpaso Dance Company - Gibney
Week of August 14, 2020
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CANCELED: Joyce Master Class: Malpaso Dance Company

Two people of color dancing in front of a red background.

Gibney continues to closely monitor the news regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have temporarily suspended all in-person programming, including classes and studio rentals, starting Monday, March 16. Learn more here →

With Osnel Delgado

Artistic Director Osnel Delgado will teach the Cuban technique of modern dance, which is a fusion of North American modern dance (including Sokolow, Graham, Limón, and Cunningham techniques), European ballet, and traditional Afro-Cuban dances and rhythms. The central teaching of the class is based around contraction and release technique, combined with spine undulation movements from Afro-Cuban dance styles. The combinations encourage a focus on rhythm and musicality. The combination of influences (American, European, and African) manifest within Cuban dance provides the students a unique transcultural experience of movement.

Osnel Delgado, artistic director and resident choreographer for Malpaso Dance Company, danced with Danza Contemporanea de Cuba (DCC) from 2003 to 2011, prior to founding Malpaso Dance Company. He has worked with choreographers Mats Ek, Rafael Bonachela, Kenneth Kvarnsträm, Ja Linkens, Itzik Galili, Samir Akika, Pedro Ruiz, Isidro Rolando, and George Cespedes, among others. Delgado has created works for DCC, Rakatan, and Ebony Dance of Cuba. Delgado is a 2003 graduate of the National Dance School of Havana, where he is also a professor of dance studies.

About Malpaso Dance Company

Founded in 2012, Malpaso Dance Company consists of Havana’s most beguiling young dancers who can be counted on to display a refreshing, contemporary aesthetic – a picture of the new Cuba, in dance form.

Photo by Todd Rosenberg.


Gibney 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.

We welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us. Please request ASL interpreting, audio description, or open captioning 30 days before the event or submit other requests by completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form or calling 646.837.6809 (Voice only).

280 Broadway
Gibney Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
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New York, NY 10007
646 837 6809

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