Advanced Level Afro Cuban Modern Technique Class

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Advanced Level Afro Cuban Modern Technique class taught by Osnel Delgado, Artistic Director of Malpaso Dance Company of Havana

Monday, March 6th 2017, 6:00PM - 7:30PM at Ruth Page Center for the Arts (1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60610)


Please call (312)337-6543 or stop in to Ruth Page to sign up and pay at the Front Desk for this Master Class! Pre-registration is preferred to secure your spot. Space is limited!


Master Class Fee:  $15.00

*Space is Limited*

The Cuban technique of modern dance is a fusion of North American Modern Dance (including Sokolov, Graham, Limon, and Cunningham), European ballet, and traditional Afro-Cuban dances and rhythms. The central teaching of the class is based around contraction and release technique, combined with spine undulation movements from Afro-Cuban dance styles. The across the floor combinations focus on rhythm and musicality. The combination of influences (American, European and Afro) manifested within Cuban dance provide the students a unique multicultural experience of movement.

OSNEL DELGADO (Founder, Artistic Director and Choreographer) danced with Danza Contemporanea de Cuba from 2003 to 2011, before founding Malpaso. He has worked with choreographers Mats Ek, Rafael Bonachela, Kenneth Kvarnström, Ja Linkens, Itzik Galili, Samir Akika, Pedro Ruiz, Isidro Rolando and George Cespedes, among others. Delgado has created works for DCC , Rakatan and Ebony Dance of Cuba. Delgado is a 2003 graduate of the National Dance School of Havana, where he is also a professor of dance studies.


Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary
Traditional/Indigenous Dance


Ruth Page Center for the Arts

1016 N. Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 337-6543