Malpaso Dance Company Matinee Performance

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
10:30 am – 11:45 am


University of Minnesota — East Bank

84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Description: 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 Northrop's season opener.

From Havana, Cuba.
Coming Home, by Osnel Delgado, performed by Zenon Dance Company
Why You Follow, by Ronald K. Brown

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

Target grade level: for 6th–12th grade

Cost per child/student: $3
Cost per adult/educator: $3

Reservations: Reserve online at or call Bridgetr Reddan at 612-625-1578 to reserve by phone.

Sibling policy: All children in attendance must have a ticket and be in the intended age range.
Parent/guardian/educator policy: All children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.

Curriculum Topics and Themes

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

For more information, contact Bridget Reddan, Group Sales Coordinator, at 612-625-1578 or bsreddan(at), or visit


Information subject to change. Please check with Northrop for the most current information.