Lake Placid, NY: The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is proud to present Malpaso Dance Company on Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00 PM. Tickets to see the Cuban contemporary dance ensemble are $10 in advance/$15 at the door and are available online at www.lakeplacidarts.org or by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518.523.2512.
Malpaso Dance has a reputation for combining physical prowess, musicality, and emotion. The performance in Lake Placid will include powerful, captivating pieces that explore the challenges of being human in an unpredictable world.
Malpaso also makes a point of championing new works by Cuban artists and will present several exciting works choreographed by members of the company. The company’s thoughtful perspective is buoyed by the fact that they are also a joy to watch. As Helena Alonso Paisley of the Miami New Times acknowledged, “Surely, Malpaso, with its fluid, sexy athleticism, can put the lie to the old saw that contemporary dance is too cerebral to be fun to watch.”
About Malpaso Dance Company
Since its establishment in 2012, Malpaso Dance Company has already become one of the most sought after Cuban dance companies with a growing international profile. The company tours with 11 dancers and is led by its original three founders; resident choreographer and Artistic Director Osnel Delgado, Executive Director Fernando Sáez, and dancer and co-founder Daileidys Carrazana.
An Associate Company of Joyce Theater Productions, Malpaso — together with The Joyce— has commissioned original works from a number of prominent North American choreographers, including Ron K. Brown (Why You Follow), Trey McIntyre (Under Fire), and acclaimed Canadian choreographer Aszure Barton (Indomitable Waltz). Touted as “totally engrossing” (Palm Beach Arts Paper), Indomitable Waltz was supported with a production and touring grant from The National Dance Project and made its world premiere in Havana-Cuba in Fall 2016.
About the LPCA
Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine Arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading arts organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.