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November 30, 1997 | Victoria Looseleaf
The DanceWest program includes the following works: Friday "Confrontation," Hae Kyung Lee & Dancers, a rumination on inner conflict. "Sleep (making peace with the angels)," Pat Graney Company, an examination of the dream state, with a contribution from ceramic artist Marilyn Lysohir. "Windscape," Oguri, an examination of what the choreographer calls an uncontrollable element. "Quatre" (Four), Diavolo Dance Theater, a revision of Heim's signature piece "The Cage."
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May 12, 2000 | ROSEMARY CLANDOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dance and theater enthusiasts of all cultural backgrounds may find purpose and humor in "Blessings & Curses," which will be performed next week by Malashock Dance & Company at CSUN's Performing Arts Center. Playwright Karen Hartman says she wrote the play as a fresh way to use words and movement to address emotional and spiritual questions. "It's not another night at the ballet," she said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2000 | ROSEMARY CLANDOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dance and theater enthusiasts of all cultural backgrounds may find purpose and humor in "Blessings & Curses," which will be performed next week by Malashock Dance & Company at CSUN's Performing Arts Center. Playwright Karen Hartman says she wrote the play as a fresh way to use words and movement to address emotional and spiritual questions. "It's not another night at the ballet," she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 1997 | Victoria Looseleaf
The DanceWest program includes the following works: Friday "Confrontation," Hae Kyung Lee & Dancers, a rumination on inner conflict. "Sleep (making peace with the angels)," Pat Graney Company, an examination of the dream state, with a contribution from ceramic artist Marilyn Lysohir. "Windscape," Oguri, an examination of what the choreographer calls an uncontrollable element. "Quatre" (Four), Diavolo Dance Theater, a revision of Heim's signature piece "The Cage."
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November 12, 1990 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Like the choreography of its artistic director, Malashock Dance & Company moves forward in gutsy, passionately felt leaps. With the debut of two dancers and the world premiere of a new work over the weekend, they continue to boldly go where no other San Diego-based company has gone in quite some time. In a bill titled "Flames to Names," Friday through Sunday at Horton Plaza's Lyceum Theatre, Malashock emphasized new directions while refusing to let his reach exceed his grasp.
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April 19, 1990 | JAN BRESLAUER
A leggy Adonis with blond cherub curls lunges and turns, as two athletic women vie for his attention. He looks away toward the horizon and a waifish woman hurls herself up onto his back in a tortured plea for communion. Sounds like just another day in the life of a So Cal lifeguard, right? Not quite, although the leading man does look the part.
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November 7, 1992 | JANICE STEINBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Classical dance has its story ballets. Modern dance ought to have a similar term, such as story dances , for the fascinating territory John Malashock is staking out for himself.
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May 26, 1996 | Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
Ever since multiculturalism came into vogue in the late 1980s, more and more artists have been making works about their ethnic heritages. Such a task can be either liberating or limiting--as choreographer John Malashock and composer Yale Strom recently discovered. Asked by the three-year-old San Diego Jewish Festival to create a new dance, Malashock enlisted Strom, and the two artists found themselves walking a narrow line in trying to make a "Jewish" work.
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October 24, 1991 | FRANKIE WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even dance companies like to have a place to call home. Malashock Dance & Company, the five-member contemporary-dance troupe headed by choreographer John Malashock, opens its sixth season tonight on what may become the company's home stage--the Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park. "It's a biggie for us," Malashock said of his company's new arrangement with the Globe.
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January 9, 1994 | JANICE STEINBERG, Janice Steinberg is a free-lance dance writer based in San Diego.
John Malashock winced when asked about ambitions he may have for his 5-year-old modern dance company. "That dirty word-- ambition ," said the choreographer and founder of San Diego-based Malashock Dance & Company, which will perform three new works at UCLA on Friday and Saturday. What's so bad about ambition? "There's a difference between ambition and drive," said Malashock, a former Twyla Tharp dancer. "Drive is what forces you to do the work; it's a necessity.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 1996 | Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
Ever since multiculturalism came into vogue in the late 1980s, more and more artists have been making works about their ethnic heritages. Such a task can be either liberating or limiting--as choreographer John Malashock and composer Yale Strom recently discovered. Asked by the three-year-old San Diego Jewish Festival to create a new dance, Malashock enlisted Strom, and the two artists found themselves walking a narrow line in trying to make a "Jewish" work.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 1994 | JANICE STEINBERG, Janice Steinberg is a free-lance dance writer based in San Diego.
John Malashock winced when asked about ambitions he may have for his 5-year-old modern dance company. "That dirty word-- ambition ," said the choreographer and founder of San Diego-based Malashock Dance & Company, which will perform three new works at UCLA on Friday and Saturday. What's so bad about ambition? "There's a difference between ambition and drive," said Malashock, a former Twyla Tharp dancer. "Drive is what forces you to do the work; it's a necessity.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 1992 | JANICE STEINBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Classical dance has its story ballets. Modern dance ought to have a similar term, such as story dances , for the fascinating territory John Malashock is staking out for himself.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 1992 | FRANKIE WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The concept of a "work in progress" allows a creator to hone and revise. There's no shame attached to the term. Playwrights and directors make heavy use of this step for theatrical productions, even minor ones, because misjudgments can be costly, depleting funds and hard-won reputations. Choreographers, especially those who don't have a home theater and who act as their own theater directors, rarely have the luxury of trying out ambitious dance-theater works.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 1991 | FRANKIE WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John Malashock knows how to craft an image, but his most successful work as a choreographer relies neither on craft nor image for effect. His strength is in describing the outward, physical manifestation of an inner state, purely and naturalistically. Unfortunately, he often buries that talent under a frosting of mannerism. Malashock Dance & Company, now in its sixth season, performed Thursday at the Old Globe Theater to a more than half-full house. The program repeats through Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 1991 | FRANKIE WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even dance companies like to have a place to call home. Malashock Dance & Company, the five-member contemporary-dance troupe headed by choreographer John Malashock, opens its sixth season tonight on what may become the company's home stage--the Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park. "It's a biggie for us," Malashock said of his company's new arrangement with the Globe.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 1991 | FRANKIE WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John Malashock knows how to craft an image, but his most successful work as a choreographer relies neither on craft nor image for effect. His strength is in describing the outward, physical manifestation of an inner state, purely and naturalistically. Unfortunately, he often buries that talent under a frosting of mannerism. Malashock Dance & Company, now in its sixth season, performed Thursday at the Old Globe Theater to a more than half-full house. The program repeats through Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 1992 | FRANKIE WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The concept of a "work in progress" allows a creator to hone and revise. There's no shame attached to the term. Playwrights and directors make heavy use of this step for theatrical productions, even minor ones, because misjudgments can be costly, depleting funds and hard-won reputations. Choreographers, especially those who don't have a home theater and who act as their own theater directors, rarely have the luxury of trying out ambitious dance-theater works.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 1990 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Like the choreography of its artistic director, Malashock Dance & Company moves forward in gutsy, passionately felt leaps. With the debut of two dancers and the world premiere of a new work over the weekend, they continue to boldly go where no other San Diego-based company has gone in quite some time. In a bill titled "Flames to Names," Friday through Sunday at Horton Plaza's Lyceum Theatre, Malashock emphasized new directions while refusing to let his reach exceed his grasp.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 1990 | EILEEN SONDAK
John Malashock had a dream when he gave up on New York as a hub of dance activity and moved to his native San Diego in 1984. The ex-Twyla Tharp dancer was convinced he could muster support on the home front for a modern dance company forged in his own image. He was just as certain he could lure other big-league dancers to San Diego, despite the city's poor track record for nurturing local dance. New York "is not even where the experimental work is going on now," Malashock said.
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