Here we find the architect of the locura, Sina.
You know what they say about people who talk about
themselves in the third person.....No? Neither do we.
Sina has been a student of some kind of dance form
or another, continually, incessantly, obsessively, since the
year 2000. No rest for the wicked. Having adopting the proclivities
of a cave troll, hoarding treasures (i.e. bits of knowledge gleaned
from constant curiosity and research), Sina thinks of herself as the
The words of the Persian poet, Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
struck a deep chord within her when he said,
"Dancing is not rising to your feet painlessly
like a speck of dust blown around in the wind
Dancing is when you rise above worlds
tearing your heart into pieces and giving up your soul."
Painlessly is the key word here. Nothing great is ever attained without
a willingness to pour some sweat and blood into it, even walk 3 miles
uphill in the snow barefoot for it.
Malice Dreaming was just the natural progression of Sina's own personal passion for the dance. Not enough venues existed for dancers who wanted to push outside the "comfort zones" of their respective dance communities. Dancers yearned to be on a stage, outside of a vendor's festival or restaurant or coffeeshop. They wanted to present thematic or theatrically styled dance pieces that didn't really fit in anywhere else. Sina decided to stop bemoaning these facts and DO something about it. In 2005, she created a production company to fill that void. Malice Dreaming Productions is the umbrella under which Sina artistically directs & produces dance shows in and around Los Angeles. These are full-length shows featuring Sina's original choreographies alongside of the choreographies and work of other amazing hand-selected dance artists.