Friday, October 19, 2012

Malashock Dance Announces Performance Line-up for Edgy, Popular ‘Malashock/RAW3’ Series Anti-bullying panel discussion after Oct. 27 performance features author Walter Meyer

Malashock Uneasy Surrender
 L-Blythe Barton R-Kiona Daelyn Center-Stephanie Harvey
 Photo by Raymond Elstad

Malashock Dance, a leader in contemporary dance and arts education since 1988, announces the return of “Malashock/RAW,” the dynamic, runaway series, to the San Diego stage. Now in its third year, “Malashock/RAW3” features all new choreography by Malashock Dance artistic director John Malashock, Malashock Dance associate artistic director Michael Mizerany, and guest choreographer Regina Klenjoski of the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company in Long Beach, Calif. The trio has created beautiful, cutting-edge and provocative new works, poised to out-shock and out-delight audiences.

In “Uneasy Surrender,” Malashock tackles the shadowy, inner battle between the desire for a life imagined and acceptance of the life that is. These opposing dramas fuel a dance landscape that is visually unpredictable, emotionally super-charged, and physically on-edge. Seven dancers physicalize this uneasy match between our minds and a universe that refuses to act the way we want it to. 

Mizerany will premiere “Bully,” a dynamic new work that is unabashedly bold and undeniably risky. “Bully” is a wry and relentless examination of raw intimidation, physical coercion and emotional manipulation. 

Klenjoski will premiere, “Splinter,” which examines the complex emotions surrounding betrayal. Anger, power and the implosion of self are explored while the dance contemplates who is the real victor —the one who betrays or the one who forgives?

Walter Meyer's book cover
Walter Meyer
October is Anti-Bullying Awareness Month, and after the Sat., Oct. 27 show, Malashock Dance will host an audience “talk back” – a panel discussion featuring insight from dancers, dance educators, and local experts on the topic of bullying. Featured panelists include Walter Meyer, author of “Rounding Third,” and Robert Wagner from La Jolla Country Day School’s Dance Program. Meyer’s novel, “Rounding Third,” deals with teens being bullied until one of them can’t take it any longer and attempts suicide. Meyer has coordinated an anti-bullying program with members of the San Diego Unified School District School Board and San Diego City Council, and he is certified by “No Bully” to conduct their programs in schools. Audience members will have an opportunity to join the discourse. 

“Malashock/RAW3” runs through Oct. 28, at the Malashock Dance Studio at Dance Place San Diego in Point Loma’s Liberty Station. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. RAW3 tickets are currently on sale. General admission tickets are $25 per person. After the San Diego run, “Malashock/RAW3” moves to the Live Arts Theater, Los Angeles, Nov. 9 and 10, 2012.

(L-R) Nicholas Strasburg, Andrew Holmes
Photo by Raymond Elstad

Malashock Dance and The Malashock Dance School is located in Dance Place San Diego, on the historic grounds of NTC Liberty Station, 2650 Truxtun Road, Suite 202, San Diego, Calif. 92106. Learn more at Connect on Facebook at and Twitter at @Malashock.


Oct. 18-Oct. 28, 2012
Thursday through Saturday: 8 p.m.
Sundays: 7 p.m.
Malashock Dance Studio at Dance Place San Diego, NTC Liberty Station
2650 Truxtun Road, Suite 202
San Diego, Calif. 92106
Tickets: $25 per person
Phone: 619-260-1622

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