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In its Los Angeles debut just over a year ago, Malpaso Dance Company performed a contemporary program and at one point were joined onstage at the Dorothy Chandler by Arturo O’Farrill and his Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble.

For their return this week—three nights at the comparatively intimate Bram Goldsmith Theater at The Wallis—the Cuban troupe investigates the archives of high modernism. The performances will open with Jamie Scott’s restaging of Merce Cunningham’s FIELDING SIXES—music by John Cage—which premiered at Sadler’s Wells in 1980.

Ohad Naharin went to Havana last year to collaborate with Malpaso in its restaging of Naharin’s thirty-year-old masterwork TABULA RASA, which will close the shows.

Rounding out the program are Malpaso artistic director and co-founder Osnel Delgado’s OCASO, and company member Beatriz García’s new work SER (BEING).

On opening night, join the artists for a post-performance talk-back.


Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 28, 29, and 30.

All shows at 7:30 pm.

Bram Goldsmith Theater

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

9390 Santa Monica Boulevard North, Beverly Hills.

Malpaso Dance Company. Photographs by Lawrence K. Ho.


The Malpaso Dance Company will perform in Los Angeles on Saturday as part of the Music Center’s PST: LA/LA program Cuba: Antes/Ahora.

Both the matinee and evening shows will include 24 HORAS Y UN PERRO, choreographed by company founder and artistic director Osnel Delgado, and accompanied by a live set by Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble.

Also on the bill: the world premiere of choreographer Sonya Tayeh’s FACE THE TORRENT, and INDOMITABLE WALTZ, choreographed by Aszure Barton.


Saturday, December 2.

Shows at 2 pm and 7:30 pm.

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 North Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

Malpaso Dance Company, from top: Esteban Aguilar (foreground left) in Aszure Barton’s Indomitable Waltz, in rehearsal; Manuel Ernesto Duran Calzado, Joan Rodriguez HernandezOsnel Delgado, Maria Karla Araujo Martinez and Dunia Acosta Arias in Delgado’s 24 horas y un perro (24 Hours and a Dog); Delgado (center), in 24 horas; Delgado and Acosta Arias in 24 horas. All 24 horas photographs by Roberto Leon.