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August 11th – August 14th, 2016

Renowned choreographer Michael Mizerany (bare: a pop opera, A New Brain), returns to the Diversionary stage with [manhandled], a provocative dance program from his company Compulsion Dance & Theatre.

[manhandled]  is a visually stunning and viscerally potent evening featuring the premiere of a new duet, two critically acclaimed works (one with a gender twist), and a piece by guest artist Bradley R. Lundberg. This not-to-be-missed special event is one weekend only and is expected to sell out.

This piece contains partial male nudity and is recommended for ages 18+

August 11th at 7pm

August 12th at 8pm

August 13th at 2pm and 8pm

August 14th at 2pm and 7pm


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Photo by Cara Vacek Hanhurst

Photo by Cara Vacek Hanhurst

Michael Mizerany is the artistic director for Compulsion Dance & Theater. At Diversionary: Hot Guys Dancing, Altar Boyz, (Noah Longton Productions), Dooley, Divine Sister, Miss Kitty’s Wild West Revue, Scrooge In Rouge, Thrill Me, bare: A Pop Opera, A New Brain and In The Va Va Voom Room. He moved to San Diego to join Malashock Dance and served as its Associate Artistic Director until 2013. Michael conceived and directed Malashock/RAW from 2010-2013. He has choreographed extensively, including, Chicago: A Speakeasy Cabaret, Grey Gardens, Ass, or A Midsummer Night’s Feverand Jesus Hates Me (Ion Theatre), Carnvial! and Suds (The Coronado Playhouse), Spring Awakening, When The Rain Stops Falling and Stupid Fucking Bird (Cygnet Theatre), The Full Monty (New Village Arts), Trolley Dances (SDDT), Rent(Southwestern College), West Side Story and Once On This Island (J*Company) and Threepenny Opera (UCSD). Michael has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the LA Stage Scene Award for Outstanding Choreography for Altar Boyz, bare: A Pop Opera and A New Brain, The Blue Ribbon Choreography Award for Suds and the Bravo San Diego Award for Outstanding Choreographer of 2012 and recently received a 2015 nomination for his contemporary workMan Clan. He was nominated for a Craig Noel Theater Award for Outstanding Choreography for Dooley (2011), Altar Boyz(2012) and Spring Awakening and bare: A Pop Opera (2014). Most recently, he was nominated for a National Youth Arts Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography for West Side Story. As a writer, he has penned the script for In The Va Va Voom Room as well as the playlet Peter and Bart, part of the production of Bedroom & Boyfriends (2016 San Diego Fringe Award for Outstanding Writing).


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Photos by Sue Brenner


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