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Malpaso Dance Company with Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble

The 2015 sold-out festival favourite returns with a mixed-bill of works that show off the superb artistry, technical skill and dynamic energy of these exciting dancers

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June 16, 2018

ALL PERFORMANCES FOR THIS SHOW HAVE ENDED

Osnel Delgado (Cuba): Dreaming of Lions (Suite, 2018)
Aszure Barton (Canada): Indomitable Waltz (2016)
Ohad Naharin (Israel): Tabula Rasa (1986)
 

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Additional tickets across all price ranges are also available on Ticketmaster for June 15  and June 16 . All discount codes will be honoured by Ticketmaster. If you require assistance please contact Ticketing & Audience Experience Manager Stephen Barber at 416 368 4849


Following their stellar sold-out appearance at Luminato in 2015, Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company returns with a mixed-bill featuring works choreographed by Artistic Director Osnel Delgado, Canadian Aszure Barton and Batsheva Dance Company’s Ohad Naharin.
The Cuba-based Malpaso Dance Company’s Los Angeles debut was a pinch-me moment, one of those times when you catch an artistic dawning.
— Los Angeles Times
Dreaming of Lions once again unites Artistic Director Osnel Delgado  with Grammy Award-winning composer Arturo O’Farrill and his Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble, finding inspiration in the Hemingway classic  The Old Man and the Sea. With balletic precision and muscular, grounded floorwork, Malpaso’s dancers channel the original story’s timeless themes of pride, loss, and perseverance, performing inventive phrases that ripple like waves across the formidable sea. Toronto gets the first chance to see the suite version of the work originally commissioned by Luminato.
 
Indomitable Waltz is choreographed by Canada’s multi-talented, award-winning Aszure Barton with music by Alexander Balanescu, Michael Nyman, and Nils Frahm. The cast of eight approach her subtly complex movements with rich nuance, resulting in a piece  that is simple, stunning, and totally engrossing.
 
Batsheva Dance Company’s Artistic Director Ohad Naharin chose the music of Arvo Pärt for Tabula Rasa, a work that carries the hallmark signature of his approach. Naharin — hailed as one of the world’s preeminent contemporary dance choreographers — creates work with both emotional depth and extreme technical difficulty. Tabula Rasa is a striking blend of powerful expression and serenity.
 
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An Associate Company of JOYCE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS. Dreaming of Lions (full version) was co-commissioned by Luminato, Joan and Jerry Lozinski, and The Yard.
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Malpaso Dance Company with Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble

The 2015 sold-out festival favourite returns with a mixed-bill of works that show off the superb artistry, technical skill and dynamic energy of these exciting dancers

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Performance: Saturday, June 16, 2018
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Elgin Theatre
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Joan and Jerry Lozinski

Reviews

“The final work, choreographer Aszure Barton's "Indomitable Waltz," from 2016, was … a piece of gorgeous scene-setting from the very first moment”
– Los Angeles Times
“You get the feeling that they could dance just about any genre with jaw-dropping style, which makes their unique expression of Cuban culture in all its profound and complex glory all the more special.”
– NOW Magazine