Northrop Presents

Student Matinee: Malpaso Dance Company with special guest Zenon Dance Company

2017//18 Student Matinees
Oct 2017
About the Event

From Havana, Cuba

Coming Home by Osnel Delgado, performed by Zenon Dance Company

Why You Follow by Ronald K. Brown

Grades 6-12

Havana-based Malpaso Dance Company visits Northrop with a program that celebrates international collaboration. These sleek dancers turn up the island heat in the Afro-Cuban work, Why You Follow, by Ronald K. Brown. For the Malpaso dancers, it’s a Minnesota debut—but for Artistic Director Osnel Delgado, it’s a reunion with Minneapolis-based Zenon Dance Company, who hosted his McKnight International Fellowship. Zenon will join the program to perform Delgado’s Coming Home, the baseball-inspired work he created just for them in 2014. Together, these two companies offer an exciting dance “double-header” for our season opener.

Malpaso Dance Company is an Associate Company of Joyce Theater Productions.

"With joints like liquid, they seem to float on and off stage without a single sound. But like most ballerinas, the articulation through their limbs was precise as a puzzle." -Pittsburgh Examiner

CURRICULUM TOPICS AND THEMES

» Storytelling
» Theater production
» Unconditional love
» Power of friendship
» Self-esteem
» Overcoming challenges

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