MALA FORMA presents

recital by ThE CanCEled ScHoOl of PerForMAnce

Friday, April 19th, 7:30 pm
Bread & Salt
Presented by Project BLANK: Salty Series


Visitors will witness the rigorously skilled but entirely unprofessional antics of those naturally selected for the school ( by haters, lemmings, basic bitches, and society at large ) to pursue their preemptive post-graduate non-denominational degree from this universally ignored and egregiously unaccredited school, where, in fact, no-one ever graduates and where degrees, if they could be awarded, would serve to offer nothing in the way of gainful employment. 


For this evening’s recital you will witness the dance bricolage and resulting detritus of works by of our most luminary Dishonored Students of ThE CanCEled ScHoOl, performers of almost painfully nonexistent acclaim, who, on this evening alone, and probably never again thereafter, will offer their most generous work to date, because, in fact, they find, with great relief, they have nothing more to lose. 


Please be our guest at this special event to honor our esteemed students lead by the unprofessed and disgraced dancer and director, Justin Morrison, for this special evening length work of what, we guarantee, we assure you, we attest, we promise, will never, ever be repeated.


Without apology,


MALA FORMA, Cast & Crew



Saturday Feb 24th 3-6pm

Location: San Diego Dance Theatre

Studio 106

Building adjacent to the Monday Jam location at the Light Box, 1st Floor

Join director and choreographer Justin Morrison for a free, intensive workshop to explore possibilities of collaborating on this new work! All manner of movers and backgrounds are welcome, including musicians and performance artists. No experience in performance is necessary!

The process for creation will include weekly rehearsals, devising and workshopping, culminating in a performance to be held Friday April 19th.

Part of the Salty Series, curated by Project BLANK and hosted by Bread & Salt in Barrio Logan, this extended duration performance will cross disciplines, breeds, creeds, challenge credibility, class, and culture, and include both movement and sound and visual artists, most everyone doing all three (or nothing.)

If these hijinks make you curious, or offend you in any way, please RSVP for this informal audition (we will audition each other) slash workshop where we can, as a group, see if the work proposed is a good fit for those interested.

Rehearsals and performances will be uncompensated, unless an Angel Investor swoops in to fund this project!

directed by Justin Morrison

Our, bi-national, and intermittently assembled bricolage “dance band” and collective will be creating a long-form dance installation as part of Project Blank 2024 Season: Salty Series, hosted by Bread & Salt.

April 19th, 2024

7:30 – 10 pm

1955 Julian Ave, San Diego, CA 92113


MALA FORMA produces improvised dance and devised performance work in unusual contexts and settings in the San Diego and Baja (Mexico) region. We “play” where a band might play, rather than limit ourselves to traditional dance venues and their usual audiences, removing a large barrier for those who might wish to experience the RADICAL dance, music, and sound-making we incorporate into our performances.




Saturday April 29th, 7 – 11 pm

Intervals, Little Italy


Joseph Keckler, NY’s operatic songsmith, trickster performance artist, raconteur poet, and many other things performs his San Diego debut! Called New York’s “best performance artist” by Village Voice and acclaimed by everyone from the New York Times to Artforum to Bomb and the Wall Street Journal, Keckler‘s Tiny Desk on NPR and several other mind-blowing performances have been attracting fans and audiences quickly. For his performance at INTERVALS Joseph will perform a solo set with video, voice, spoken word, and probably other things we haven’t been told about.

San Diego New Verbal Workshop is a newly-formed community choir that specializes in experimental works showcasing extended vocal techniques. For their upcoming performance at Intervals, they will present Cornelius Cardew’s “The Great Learning, Paragraph 7.” This piece features a paragraph from Confucius that has been translated by Ezra Pound and is performed as a cloud of slowly evolving pitches. Cardew places emphasis on communal singing, where performers listen and match each other, a technique also observed in Pauline Oliveros’ Sonic Meditations. With its Cageian influence, the work provides both structure and freedom to the performers, creating a unique experience for each performance due to the element of chance.

Mystery Cave is composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer John Christopher Harris II. Mystery Cave has released 4 LP’s and 4 EP’s of electronic music with roots in classical, ambient, dub, new age, club, and LA beat music. Mystery Cave has performed over the past 13 years at venues such as Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Casbah, and Che Cafe.

Mala Forma Dance, led by Justin Morrison, will perform with music by improvisers Everything Will Be Okay.

RSVP to attend.

$10 donation requested at the performance to support artists and the space. Thank you.