B i o g r a p h y – D a n c e r
Malina is entranced by how sounds and music of wildly differing styles make her body want to move, and how those movements in turn change how she feels inside. Particularly captivating to her are how facial expressions, contortions, inversion, and comedy can influence feelings even further. Thus to her dance is not so much about how it looks or what it means, but rather about the feelings that it inspires within, whether achieved vicariously or by personally moving. She has had dance training in ballet, Limón, release-influenced modern, and tumbling with a smattering of other circus related arts. Malina choreographed and danced for multiple city center studio performances, Zenon Summer Dance Intensives, and worked under Jody Oberfelder in Serbia and Montenegro. She loves working with dancers and choreographers and incorporating movement and gesture into pieces that she writes and performs. She seeks to weaken the boundaries that have grown to separate the arts into their disparate areas.
dance photos by Scott Pakudaitis, silk photos from video stills
Malina loves working on anything combining her love of dance, strings, singing, early music and new music with choreographer/dancer composer/performer friends where she seeks to weaken the boundaries that have grown to separate the arts into their disparate areas.