November 12, 1990 |
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.
April 19, 1990 |
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.
November 7, 1992 |
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.
May 26, 1996 |
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.
October 24, 1991 |
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.
January 9, 1994 |
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.