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Malashock Dance performs world premiere of Surface Tension


  • WHEN Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 8 p.m. Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 7 p.m.
  • WHERE Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $14 - $28

Fall show features the first Malashock Dance premiere of choreography from Associate Artistic Director and Horton Award winner, Michael Mizerany.

Malashock’s fall performance, "Surface Tension", holds true to the company’s motto of “putting emotion into motion.” Audiences will be enchanted by a series of short pieces that are both physically challenging and emotionally arousing. The debut of the fall show will consist of three pieces, "After Dust" (a world premiere choreographed by John Malashock), "Apologies from the Lower Deck" (choreographed by John Malashock) and "Wayward Glances" (world premiere choreographed by Michael Mizerany).

"After Dust" features three sections that communicate a parallel between the state of houses and that of personal relationships. Each requires a great deal of work to maintain and each will suffer with a lack of loving attention and commitment to repair and rebuild. Houses seem to always be either in a state of decline, improvement or, briefly, a period of relative stability.

"Apologies from the Lower Deck" was originally produced in 1991 by Malashock and playwright Michael Erickson. This dance play tells a comical and tragic story of five cousins taking a surrealistic journey to their distant homeland. The story is highly entertaining, yet soulful, and the score by Mark Atterby creates an ideal environment for the five eccentric dancers. Ron Choularton, one of San Diego’s finest actors, relates the story from within the action – alternating as narrator and voice of the cousins.

"Wayward Glances" is Michael Mizerany’s first piece of choreography to be performed by the Malashock Dance Company. Utilizing the haunting vocals of German counter-tenor, Klaus Nomi, high-energy partnering and a vibrant movement vocabulary, the piece will catapult the audience into a world of brazen and unyielding physicality.

The world premiere of "Surface Tension" will showcase in San Diego for two nights only. Tickets are available for an 8 p.m. performance on Oct 10 and a 7 p.m. performance on Oct 11. Tickets can be purchased from the box office by calling 619-544-1000 or logging onto

Ticket prices range from $14 to $28, but a “two-for-one” offer is being extended to those who attend their September “Malashock Thinks You Can Dance” fundraiser event.

Malashock Dance puts emotion in motion. As a premier California Dance Company, we create, educate and collaborate. Currently in its 22nd season, Malashock Dance is an integral part of San Diego's vibrant arts community - providing performances, educational programs, outreach projects and classes to thousands of people each year. Founded by John Malashock in 1988, following his extensive career in dance and theater, Malashock Dance performs in various San Diego venues and events and has toured nationally and internationally.

Complementing Malashock Dance's full performance schedule are the activities of The Malashock Dance School: a full range of classes for children, adults, pre-professional and professional dancers, and education and outreach activities throughout San Diego.

Malashock Dance has also taken a leadership role in the creation of Dance Place San Diego housed in a spectacular historic building at the NTC Promenade in Point Loma's Liberty Station. It is the Company's home and serves the entire dance community of San Diego.

For more information, please visit Malashock Dance Home, Malashock Blog and Malashock on YouTube.


Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.


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