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March 22 – 23, 2018
Zellerbach Theatre
PLA Presents
Runtime: 70 minutes
Philadelphia Premiere // Philadelphia Debut // Annenberg Center Debut

A pioneer of contemporary dance in Cuba makes its Philadelphia debut. The award-winning DanzAbierta will perform the local premiere of full-length work, Malson (2009), a sharp and melancholic love letter to Havana based in a virtual world of relationships and conflict. Cuba’s bustling streets, colorful cityscapes and blue sea come alive in film vignettes that partner with high-energy movement and original music by renowned Afro-fusion composer X Alfonso. Don’t miss DanzAbierta’s first-ever stop in Philadelphia!

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This performance is part of our Cuba Festival, a three-week focus on the artistic talent of Cuba, March 22-April 13! Showcasing the country’s finest emerging stars along with icons you know and love, experience the pulsating energy of Cuba through dance, jazz and more. View all Cuba Festival events >>
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March 22:

6:30 PM: Come early and enjoy some lively Cuban music by Conjunto Philadelphia in our Main Lobby!

Post-show: Our Executive & Artistic Director, Christopher A. Gruits talks with Susana Pous, DanzAbierta Artistic Directer/Choreographer, Caleb Casas, DanzAbierta Producer, and the company dancers after the performance.

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This engagement of DanzAbierta is funded through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo credit: Courtesy DanzAbierta