Artist Spotlight No. 4: LoudHoundMovement
Know first about Brendan Duggan + Mallory Lynn - choreographers and founders of LoudHoundMovement - and No. 4 of 13 presented artists during Volume V, Issue II. In order to create a consistent environment, confluent message, and a diverse repertory, LHM often collaborates with artists in a range of mediums including theater, multimedia, and set design. Learn more about LoudHoundMovement on our Artist Spotlight.
Three words that describe your choreography:
Intricate, Cinematic, Bold
LoudHoundMovement (LHM), a New York City-based contemporary dance collective, creates and performs the work of Co-Artistic Directors Brendan Duggan and Mallory Lynn. Founded in 2012, LoudHound has presented work at Center for Performance Research, the CURRENT SESSIONS, Gallim Dance Block Party, Playground After Dark, The Dance Gallery Festival, FAB! Festival NYC, Gowanus Art + Production (GAP) Open Studios, GAP Presents! at The Green Building and Sky Gallery, Hoover Dam Collective, The Creator's Collective, and Gibney Dance Center. This summer, Brendan and Mallory created work at Springboard Danse Montreal as E-Merging Choreographers.
About LHM's Creative Process
LoudHoundMovement facilitates an emphasis on honest compositional investigation and research. Often collaborating directly with the performers, the work researches the representation of emotional experiences presented on stage through a contemporary movement vocabulary. With this in mind, LHM fosters a creation process where the dancers feel supported and bold in their decision making. Eventually, through consistent peer feedback and idea exchange, the work is able to evolve into a larger representation than shape, musicality, and flow.
In order to create a consistent environment, confluent message, and a diverse repertory, LHM often collaborates with artists in a range of mediums including theater, multimedia, and set design.
What artists are you influenced by? Why so?
Mallory is influenced by mostly filmmakers and musicians - there are too many great ones to name just a few! Brendan is influenced by choreographers that are willing to break the rules and take total control of the performance experience - Roy Assaf and Third Rail Projects come to mind.
What is your most memorable moment as an artist, thus far?
The completion of our very first show in the midst of Hurricane Sandy.
We’re all physical beings! What’s your favorite part of the body and why?