Havana, Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company has brought Cuban contemporary dance into the 21st Century and has captured the dance world’s attention. With a bold repertoire, in only five short years, the world has fallen in love with Cuba’s Malpaso!
Based in Havana, Cuba, Malpaso Dance Company collaborates with top international choreographers and nurtures new voices in Cuban choreography. The company's core artistic vision is led by resident repertory choreographer and artistic director Osnel Delgado. The company was founded in 2012 by Delgado, Dailedys Carrazana and Fernando Saéz, and consists of 11 dancers.
Osnel Delgado graduated as dancer and professor from the National Dance School in 2003. He was a member of Danza Contemporanea de Cuba (DCC) from 2003 to 2011. Delgado has received major Cuban awards including the Premio a Mejor Coreografia del Concurso Solamente Solos (Award for Best Solo Choreography), el Premio Ramiro Guerra (Ramiro Guerra Prize), as well as a Special Mention award at the VII Iberomerican “Alicia Alonso” Choreography competition in Madrid. Delgado has worked with choreographers such as Mats Ek, Rafael Bonachela, Kenneth Kvanstrom, Ja Linkens, Itzik Galili, Samir Akika, Pedro Ruiz, Isidro Rolando, and George Cespedes, among others, and has created works for DCC, Rakatan and Ebony. He serves as professor of dance at the National Dance School in Havana, Cuba.