Malashock Dance to Open 2016 Season with ‘Signatures’ Performances

Malashock Dance to Open 2016 Season with ‘Signatures’ Performances
December, 2015 Client News
SAN DIEGO – Dec. 18, 2015 – To kick-off the company’s 28th season, Malashock Dance aims to deliver big plans and big impact through more accessible programming. The schedule begins with “Malashock Signatures,” an intimate and thrilling program of dance that highlights two “signature” works and two world premieres by John Malashock, artistic director, Malashock Dance. Performances will be held Jan. 22-24 and then again Jan. 28-31, 2016 in The Abbe Wolfsheimer Studio at Malashock Dance. Tickets are $15 to $25 per person and are on sale now via

“This year, we want our audiences to feel connected to each performance in a way that is rarely offered by dance companies in San Diego,” says John Malashock, founder and artistic director, Malashock Dance. “We have big plans for big impact this year and look to create deeper connections to our community, making each performance worthwhile, personal and, meaningful.”

“Signatures” will blur lines with the audience sharing the studio space with the dancers. Patrons who have seen Malashock’s large-scale productions will appreciate this intimacy, and a new generation of patrons will find the setting thrilling, sexy, and thought-provoking.

The pieces to be performed are the following:

  • Silver & Gold: One of Malashock’s most popular works. A duet portraying two distinct sides of a relationship.
  • Dreams & Prayers: An intensely physical, dramatic and spiritual piece, which is emblematic of Malashock’s use of music in his choreography.
  • Incoming: World premiere. This quirky and entertaining work for eight dancers is about finding moments of tenderness in the midst of an aggressive atmosphere.
  • Times Unremembered: World premiere. A highly dramatic quartet, exploring childhood memories to a beautiful and haunting score by Sarah Kirkland Snider.

The company has already successfully launched The Engagement Ring Series, which aims to captivate and entertain audiences with five unique, lively and non-traditional events. “Malashock Signatures” is another way to bridge accessibility and inclusion, so audience members feel deeply connected to the choreography and the dancers as they experience the physicality and emotions of the dance pieces from only a few feet away.

Rounding out the season, Malashock Dance will perform a brand new choreographic work at Copley Symphony Hall in March 2016, commissioned by San Diego Symphony Orchestra. This will give audience members an opportunity to see the company in a more traditional, sophisticated, highly collaborative concert, after taking part in the intimate setting offered through “Malashock Signatures.”


“Malashock Signatures”
Jan. 22-24 and Jan. 28-31, 2016
7:30 p.m.
The Abbe Wolfsheimer Studio
2650 Truxtun Road, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92106
$25 General Admission
$20 Military and Seniors 65+
$15 Students (must have valid student ID)

Visit or call 619-260-1622 for more information.

About John Malashock, Artistic Director, Malashock Dance
John Malashock brings 35 years of experience in dance, theater and film to his current role as Artistic Director of Malashock Dance. He has created more than 75 choreographic works, dance/theater collaborations, theater and opera productions, and award-winning dance films. John founded Malashock Dance in 1988, after a distinguished performing career with Twyla Tharp’s company in New York, where he performed world-wide; appeared in the Academy Award-winning film Amadeus; was featured in numerous television specials; and performed in numerous concerts with Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Under John’s leadership, Malashock Dance has become one of California’s premiere dance companies, and his work has been presented throughout the United States, Central America, Japan, and Central Europe. Malashock has many notable collaborative credits to his name: he has choreographed productions at the La Jolla Playhouse and the Old Globe Theatre; his work has been commissioned by the San Diego Symphony, La Jolla Music Society, and San Diego Opera; and he has garnered six Emmy Awards for his dance films, which have aired on over 30 affiliate PBS stations nationwide.

John has served as guest faculty for the American Dance Festival, Cal State Long Beach, Dance Space New York, ADF/Tokyo, Connecticut College, and University of Utah, among many others. A leader within the local and national dance communities, Malashock currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Dance USA, and is proud to have taken the leadership role in conceiving, developing, and establishing Dance Place San Diego at Liberty Station, where he teaches classes and workshops throughout the year.

About Malashock Dance
Malashock Dance is a 501(c)(3) corporation founded by John Malashock in 1988. A high-quality, innovative modern dance company that has performed contemporary dance productions both nationally and internationally while serving as a local dance education and training leader for 27 years, Malashock Dance’s mission is to promote dance as a channel for personal expression through participation, education, and artistic collaboration. Malashock Dance and The Malashock Dance School are 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.