Malpaso Dance Company & Arturo O'Farrill's Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble | Duke Campus: Reynolds Industries Theater | Stage | Indy Week
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Malpaso Dance Company & Arturo O'Farrill's Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble 

When: Fri., Feb. 24, 8 p.m. 2017
Email: www.dukeperformances.duke.edu
Price: $10-$42

Dance is quickly evolving in Cuba. Though the técnica cubana developed out of Spanish and African folk forms, ballet and early American modern dance in the 1950s is still celebrated in the island's larger companies. Over the past five years, artists including choreographer Osnel Delgado and dancer Dailedys Carrazana have left state-supported sinecures to explore new ideas on their own. That's actually how their Malpaso Dance Company got its name: though friends worried that leaving their funded soloist positions might be a professional malpaso, or misstep, glowing reviews from The New York Times and others soon proved otherwise. Dreaming of Lions, which has its U.S. premiere at Duke Performances, is Delgado's choreographic adaptation of Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea; in its American premiere, Arturo O'Farrill's Grammy-winning Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble will perform live with ten dancers. —Byron Woods 

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