Artist Spotlight No. 10: Loni Landon Dance Projects
Know first about Loni Landon, choreographer and Artistic Director of Loni Landon Dance Projects and No. 10 of 13 presented artists during Volume V, Issue I. Loni is committed to the highly physical, the dynamic, and the challenge that movement within the body can achieve. Read more about Loni on our Artist Spotlight, and make sure to join in during LAB #4, a special workshop with Loni in collaboration with the Playground.
LONI LANDON DANCE PROJECTS
Three words that describe your choreography
Visceral, Physical, Sensitive
Loni Landon is the recipient of the 2013 Princess Grace choreography fellowship, the 1st prize winner of Ballet Austin’s New American talent competition, winner of Northwest Dance Project’s “Pretty Creatives’” choreography competition, and a 2009 Finalist in the Hannover International choreography competition. Loni holds a BFA in Dance from the Juilliard School and is Co-Founder of the Playground.
About Loni's Creative Process
I am committed to the highly physical, the dynamic, and the challenge that movement within the body can achieve. I seek emotional currency to build the integrity of a work, as well as the allowance of personal freedom within my dancers during a performance.
Do you work in other mediums other than dance? Any other special talents?
I've been recently exploring dance on camera. The smallest detail can be noticed on film, which can sometimes be lost when performing a work on stage. Sometimes I feel that you have to be so loud and aggressive on stage to get your voice heard, but in film, the smallest movement can be the most impactful in all of its honesty.
What artists are you influenced by? Why so?
I am inspired by many artists and mediums, but I find more influence from everyday life in NYC.
What is your most memorable moment as an artist, thus far?
It is hard to pin down just one moment when creating a work. I am always in awe of the magic that happens during a performance; those surprises and those moments can only happen when one is present. I love being in the studio and exploring the creative process, yet it is quite rewarding to see the vision come to life as it's 'final product' on stage, especially when all involved in the collaboration worked hard and fully.
See Loni's work for Volume V, Issue I., on Saturday, March 14th at 7:30pm + Sunday, March 15th at 7pm.