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Thursday, January 10th at 7pm
Friday, January 11th at 8pm
Saturday, January 12th at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, January 13th at 2pm and 7pm

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Based on the controversial classic La RondeTRYST explores the power of human connection through sexual interludes across time, social class and gender. The latest from the creative powerhouse Michael Mizerany (Hot Guys Dancing,In The Va Va Voom Room), this evening of provocative dance-theatre will heat up your January with an explicit and intimate look at the ingredients of desire.    

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The Choreographers of TRYST:  Blythe Barton, Matthew Carney, Desiree Fejeran, Brittany Taylor, Sadie Weinberg and Michael Mizerany

The Dancers of TRYST: Marty Dorado, Jake Bevill, Beverly Johnson, April Tra , Kevin Truitt, John Diaz, Jordan Daly, Brianna Bellamy, Karina Martinez, and Kiona Daelyn

Michael Mizerany is an award-winning choreographer and performer and currently is the artistic director of Compulsion Dance & Theatre. From 2009-2013, Michael was the Associate Artistic Director of Malashock Dance. Selected Credits: Altar Boyz, Scrooge In Rouge, Thrill Me, Bare: A Pop Opera, A New Brain, Hot Guys Dancing 1-3, In The VaVaVoom Room 1-3 and Midnight Alley. (Diversionary Theatre); Chicago: A Speakeasy Cabaret, Grey Gardens, Ass, or A Midsummer Night’s Fever and Cabaret (Ion Theatre), Carnival!, Suds and Altar Boyz (The Coronado Playhouse), Spring Awakening and Shockheaded Peter (Cygnet Theatre), The Full Monty (New Village Arts), Voyeurs De Venus (Moxie Theatre), Bat Boy: The Musical and The Rocky Horror Show (OB Playhouse). Most recently, his full length play The Big D, was produced at The Abyss Theatre in Fort Lauderdale. His newest play, the comedy Wally & His Lover Boys, will premiere at Ocean Beach Playhouse in June.

Blythe Barton is currently Assistant Professor at San Diego Mesa College and danced professionally with both San Diego Dance Theater (2010-2018) and Malashock Dance (2009-2017). Her company, Blythe Barton Dance, was founded in 2010, since then producing five full-evening-length shows and performing in more than 50 shared programs. BBD won awards in ‘Outstanding Dance Production’ at the 2014 and 2015 San Diego International Fringe Festivals and continues to present highly-professional and polished modern dance work throughout Southern California. Blythe was a founding member of San Diego Dance Connect and is co-director of the 40 North Dance Film Festival.
Matt Carney is thankful for this thing called dance and for all of the teachers that have come along his way. He was drawn to dance as another way to convey his interests in equality, social activism, and general malarkey. Matt danced as a Company Member with Malashock Dance, San Diego Dance Theater, and San Diego Ballet where he currently serves as Producing Director. He holds a BFA in Dance from UMKC and his Masters in Public Administration from SDSU. Thanks to the Miz for his support over the years and the opportunity to create something new at Diversionary Theatre.
Desiree Cuizon achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts, in Dance, from San Diego State University in 2008. Since graduating she became a dance company member with Joe Alter Dance Group (2009-2010), The PGK Dance Project (2012-2016) and San Diego Dance Theater (2015 – present). Desiree also worked with various independent and local artists. In 2016, Brittany Taylor and Desiree premiered their first co-choreographed work continue to collaborate via the B.A.D. Dance Collective.

Brittany Taylor is an award winning San Diego performer that currently works with the Malashock dance Company and Blythe Barton Dance. She is a Guest Teaching Artist at Canyon Crest Academy and teaches in various dance schools around San Diego. Brittany and Desiree Cuizon premiered their first work, Avenue Lexicon in 2016 and since then Brittany has created her own works for the 2018 San Diego International Fringe Festival, the Spotlight 360 Degree Festival, and various other student and professional productions.

Sadie Weinberg holds a BFA from The Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College and an MFA from UC Irvine. She has been making dances in San Diego for almost 2 decades while also teaching in higher education. Recently, Sadie started LITVAKdance a non-profit dance company based in NW San Diego with an incredible group of dancers. For more: 


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