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'The Bridge': Malashock Dance


  • WHEN Multiple dates from May 27 - May 30, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE Outdoor Stage: Arts District Liberty Station
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST $25 - $30

The next installment in the "Dance Is In The Air" festival at Arts District Liberty Station, Malashock Dance is teaming up with Kansas City-based Tristian Griffin Dance Company. It's an open-air performance on the new outdoor stage at the South Promenade's grassy area, featuring new original works and music courtesy of choreographers John Malashock and Tristian Griffin, and composer Philip Daniel. "The Bridge" is an eight movement production, and these works are percussive and athletic while also being emotive, minimalist and cinematic.

Details: Thursday through Sunday, May 27-30, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. 2850 Roosevelt Rd., Liberty Station. $25-30.
--Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS

Choreographers John Malashock and Tristian Griffin will interweave their experiences, perspectives, and choreographic styles to form a cohesive, but contrasting, artistic narrative through original dance and music. Both will share equally in the conception and creation of THE BRIDGE, which will be set on members of both Malashock Dance (San Diego) and Tristian Griffin Dance Company (Kansas City).

In a world of polarizing transitions, the characters of this dance drama are forced into revealing what lies between opposing perspectives. Perspectives arraying from political and generational differences, to starkly contrasting life stages and experiences. The participants must confront themselves, in an effort to balance their need to be heard, but also to understand different points of view. As THE BRIDGE unfolds, so will the characters’ decisions whether to pull together or draw further apart. Will they find a way across their deep divides, or remain forever on opposite shores? Will they be able to let their differences become water under the bridge?

This event will be part of the "Dance Is In The Air" festival, featuring outdoor performances in the new outdoor venue at Arts District Liberty Station


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. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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