About the Behind the Movement Campaign

John Malashock would like to offer you an absolutely unique way to directly partner with him in this year’s choreographic endeavors. John wants to invite you, a dedicated patron of the arts, to engage in the process of bringing a brand new piece of art into the world!

Only five generous and lucky ‘partners’ will have the opportunity to commission a new professional dance work by Malashock. You will have the opportunity to meet with John Malashock in advance of the event, and discuss the artistic intent, music, and title your dance.

The truly unique aspect is that John and his dancers will begin creating the work, ‘on the spot’ in front of you and a select group of your friends. As a partner, your name will be permanently attached to the piece, in honor of your dedication and participation. As part of the commissioning, Malashock Dance will host a private “Behind the Movement” party in the Malashock Dance Studio for you and up to 30 friends. At these parties, the initial creation of the new choreography will be the featured highlight of the evening. This is something the world NEVER gets to see, and is dance in its most vulnerable, vital, and visceral form. This interactive event will allow John to engage attendees in conversation about the artistic themes and motivations for the pieces.

The five newly created choreographic works will become part of a suite of dances that will be performed at Malashock Dance’s 30th Anniversary Concert in March 2018 at the Lyceum Theater. A professionally recorded version (with our commissioning partner’s name in the credits) will be made available for streaming through the Malashock Dance website.

Upcoming Dates:

  • December 10, 2017 – 6:00pm-8:30pm
  • January 20, 2018 – 6:00pm-8:30pm
  • January 27, 2017 – 6:00pm-8:30pm
  • February 3, 2018 – 6-:00pm8:30pm


Interested in Commissioning a New Private Dance Performance?

If you are interested in partnering with John Malashock to create brand new work of art, please click the button below.

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