LOVE & MURDER is a lustrous and lusty ballet, based on one of Malashock Dance's finest stage works. Filled with daring, highly stylized choreography, LOVE & MURDER is set in a hospital for the criminally insane, where the characters take turns detailing their crimes of passion and misdeeds through dance. Dancers bound through locations ranging from a harbor pier and a beautiful canyon in Balboa Park, to the haunting and sterile room of a psychiatric hospital. Through powerful imagery and music by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the performances compellingly explore people's ability to justify almost any action. Malashock Dance is one of California's premier modern dance companies.