Tickets & Events

Malpaso Dance Company

KST Presents

U.S. Premiere

KST proudly presents the Pittsburgh premiere of Cuba’s own Malpaso Dance Company, and U.S. premiere of two new original works featuring choreography by the adventurous Trey McIntyre and Malpaso artistic director Osnel Delgado with music by Grammy award-winning musician Arturo O’Farrill. Following Malpaso’s critically acclaimed international debut at The Joyce Theater in 2014, Malpaso continues to make waves in the dance world as a new and unique voice, proudly representing the forefront of Cuban contemporary dance.

On Saturday, stay after the show for AFROHEAT 9, a dance party featuring rare and classic Afrobeat music, with a healthy dose of some of the newest Afrobeat tunes coming out of the continent today and heaps of reworked sounds from around the globe. AFROHEAT is free for all Malpaso ticket holders. More here.

Part of KST’s World Stage Series, made possible by the Benter Foundation. This engagement has been made possible in part by Joyce Theater Productions, a new initiative of The Joyce Theater Foundation in partnership with Sunny Artist Management that supports select projects from inception to premiere and subsequent tours.

Event Details

Malpaso Dance Company
February 27–28 :: 8 PM Curtain :: Pre-show Mixer 7 PM
Student Matinee :: Friday, February 27 :: 10 AM
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave :: Map

They have the pristine technique but none of the rigidity that comes with that kind of training…They’re both humble and sparklingly present.

– Siobahn Burke, The New York Times, 2014

Malpaso at the Joyce Theater, featuring music by Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble, 2014

Malpaso Dance Company at The Joyce Theater in NYC, 2014