New season

Malpaso Dance Company

Contemporary Cuban dance 


Paris discovers the young Cuban company Malpaso with its incredible energy thanks to three ballets by Ohad Naharin, Mast Ek and Osnel Delgado.

24 hours and a dog
24 hours and a dog © Bill Hebert


Arvo Pärt | music 
Ohad Naharin | choreography and lights 
Matan David, Bret Easterling | collaboration to the choreography
Eri Nakamura | costumes

WOMAN WITH WATER (French Premiere) 
Fläskkvartetten | music
Mats Ek | choreography 
Ana Laguna | collaboration to the choreography
Ellen Ruge | lights

24 HOURS AND A DOG (French Premiere) 
Arturo O’Farrill et The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble | music
Osnel Delgado | choreography 
Eric Grass | costumes
Ellen Ruge | lights

Malpaso Dance Company Dancers

Recorded music 

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The beauty and incredible technical level of Cuban dancers has long been known, whether they belong to the National Ballet, a concentration of a classical tradition inherited from the legendary Alicia Alonso, or to the company Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, which has forged a style based on a skilful blend of mambo, Afro-Caribbean dances, classical and contemporary influences. From now on, we'll have to rely on the Malpaso Dance Company, the newest addition in 2012, but which already has all the makings of a great company. Favouring a collaborative creative process, Malpaso works with the best international choreographers while exploring new and original paths in Cuban culture. The company is directed by its three original founders: resident choreographer and artistic director Osnel Delgado, executive director Fernando Sáez and dancer Daileidys Carrazana. For their first visit to France, they will present the piece Tabula rasa by the Israeli Ohad Naharin to music by Arvo Pärt, Woman in water by the Swedish Mats Ek and a piece by Osnel Delgado.

Production Joyce Theatre
COREALISATION Productions Internationales Albert Sarfati / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées