Now available to watch on YouTube
Presented by The Glorya Kaufman Foundation
Inside Look: Malpaso Dance Company will showcase the artistry of Cuba’s contemporary dance sensation Malpaso Dance Company with an exploration of the cultural and artistic exchange between Cuba and America in two compelling interviews. Malpaso’s founders will reflect on the company’s history and collaborative approach working with highly renowned international artists, while award-winning American choreographers Ronald K. Brown and Sonya Tayeh will discuss their artistic collaborations with the company and the creative process behind Brown’s Why You Follow and Tayeh’s Face the Torrent. The program concludes with an exclusive streamed performance of Face the Torrent.
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Subtitles available in English and Spanish by clicking on the CC button located in the lower right corner of the video window when you hover your mouse over the video while it's playing. Click here to view detailed instructions.
Los subtítulos están disponibles en inglés y español haciendo clic en el botón CC ubicado abajo en la esquina derecha de la ventana de video cuando pase el ratón de computadora sobre el video mientras se reproduce.
Sonya Tayeh's Face the Torrent
Sonya Tayeh's Face the Torrent is available for viewing for a limited time only.
The link to the video will only be accessible May 17, 2020 - June 16, 2020.
FACE THE TORRENT (2017) Credits
CHOREOGRAPHY: Sonya Tayeh
ASSISTANTS TO THE CHOREOGRAPHER: Austin Goodwin and Chelsea Thedinga
MUSIC: “Seed/Stem/Calyx”, written and recorded by Colette Alexander with The Bengsons
LIGHTING DESIGN: Nicole Pearce
COSTUME DESIGN: Karen Young
DANCERS: Dunia Acosta, Esteban Aguilar, Maria Karla Araujo, Fernando Benet, Daileidys Carrazana, Osnel Delgado, Beatriz Garcia and Abel Rojo
Face The Torrent was commissioned by The Music Center, and was created in part during the Vivienne Jones Residency at Jacob's Pillow as well as during a 2017 creative residency provided by DANCECleveland.
Founders of Malpaso Dance Company
Ronald K. Brown
Why You Follow
Face the Torrent
Senior Advisor, TMC Arts/ Dance Presentations