Class with Osnel Delgado, 2014 McKnight International Dance Fellow; Talk by Fernando Saez. August 23, 2014
Free Intermediate/Advanced Community Class led by Osnel Delgado
Saturday, August 23, 9:30 – 11:00 am
Northrop — Rehearsal Room
Osnel Delgado has received major Cuban awards including the Premio a Mejor Coreografia del Concurso Solamente Solos (Award for Best Solo Choreography), and a Special Mention award at the VII Iberomerican “Alicia Alonso” Choreography competition in Madrid. He was a member of Danza Contemporanea de Cuba from 2003 to 2011 and founded MalPaso Dance Company in 2013, where he currently serves as choreographer and artistic director. Delgado’s work expresses the passion and uncertainties that define Cuban life and are embodied in the country’s rich dance tradition. Copresented with Northrop Presents.
Baseball and Dance in Cuba
Saturday, August 23, 11:30 – 1:00 pm
Best Buy Theater, Northrop
A talk by Fernando Saez
Fernando Saez is cofounder of MalPaso Dance Company and director of the Performing Arts Program of Fundación Ludwig de Cuba. While not a professional dancer himself, Saez has been involved in developing and promoting Cuban artistic expression, primarily through dance, for decades. He cofounded MalPaso with Osnel Delgado in 2013, as a way to foster Cuban choreography and to encourage connection with modern and contemporary American dance, since, as he puts it, “[the] genesis of Cuban modern dance and ballet lies in a very profound relationship with American dance.” He continues to work with numerous companies and organizations with the larger goal of establishing Cuba as a global artistic force. Copresented with Northrop Presents.
An in-depth article from the Cuban Art News about MalPaso Dance Company (with video)