March 2, 2019 @ 7:30PM | March 3, 2019 @ 3PM

Two acclaimed contemporary dance companies – one known for its influence on America’s contemporary dance scene and one that is innovating Cuban dance in Havana – join forces for the first time. In this program of groundbreaking dance, Malpaso Dance Company performs a world-premiere piece by Chicago’s Robyn Mineko Williams, commissioned by the Auditorium Theatre, and Hubbard Street premieres a new work by Malpaso Artistic Director Osnel Delgado. Hubbard Street also reprises Mineko’s 2017 work Cloudline, while Delgado and a Hubbard Street dancer perform his duet piece Ocaso (2013). Malpaso dancers are “both humble and sparklingly present – and remarkably strong all around” (The New York Times), while Hubbard Street’s dancing is “as breathtaking as ever”(WTTW). Don’t miss these forward-thinking dance pioneers when they hit the Auditorium Theatre’s stage.

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February 12 @ 6-8PM
Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Studio 1 | 1016 N Dearborn St 

Kick off the evening with Cuban food and drinks, and then join See Chicago Dance and the Auditorium Theatre for an evening with choreographers Osnel Delgado, Artistic Director of Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company, and Robyn Mineko Williams, former member of and regular contributor to Chicago’s own Hubbard Street Dance, as they explore and discuss how they use dancers’ bodies to interpret and translate universal ideas when creating a work. How do choreographers convey meaning and evoke specific emotions through dance to audiences that speak different languages? How can dancers and creators who speak different languages overcome language barriers to create a piece that transcends the spoken word?Hear and see some of the most innovative artists in contemporary dance approach this illuminating topic, and then stay to learn some Cuban salsa with Denita Inez of Desueño at the end of the evening. The conversation will be moderated by Jorge Perez, Executive and Associate Artistic Director, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater.

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The Auditorium Theatre’s commission of a new work for Malpaso Dance Company is made possible through the generosity of Pamela Crutchfield (Lead Commissioner) with additional support from Patti Eylar & Charlie Gardner and Amalia & William Mahoney.

The Auditorium’s outreach initiatives for the Hubbard Street/Malpaso Dance Company performance are supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s International Connections Fund.

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