Excognito Dance Festival
Brooklyn-based LoudHoundMovement (LHM), directed by Brendan Duggan and Mallory Lynn, is participating in the inaugural Excognito Dance Festival.
The company will perform its evening-length In The Plague of Dreams (2013) and recent duet From Crown To Sole (2015). In The Plague of Dreams is inspired by Lindsay Stern’s novella Town of Shadows. Like Stern’s book, the piece is a series of abstracted vignettes peeking into the lives of a town’s artistically oppressed citizens, who seek alternative and often fantastical methods of self-expression. LoudHoundMovement choreographers Duggan and Lynn interpret the text’s themes of loss and identity by following the experience of a main character on his journey through his metaphor-drenched memories. Originally conceived and performed as an immersive installation, it will be re-imagined for AFAC’s space with creative input from the current cast.
From Crown to Sole follows two strangers discovering each other, their environment, and their audience. Natural hierarchy, subtle power struggles, and the presence of the audience seem to enclose the two strangers in a confined arena as they discover their potential for both rescue and apathy. Belinda McGuire Dance Projects, Joshua Beamish, and Joshua Beamish’s MOVE: the company are also performing in the 10-day Excognito Dance Festival, which alternates shared-artist programs with evening-length works from each company.
Tickets are $15-35 and are available at excognitodance.brownpapertickets.com.
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