Loni Landon Dance Project

DOUBLING (EXCERPTS)
Choreography: Loni Landon
Dancers: Eloise DeLuca, David Flores, Jon Ole Olstad, and Caitlin Taylor

For its third session, Beach Sessions is excited to premiere new work from Loni Landon Dance Project's DOUBLING, a dance that explores themes of identity and multiple personas. The piece is inspired by a sculpture that is an assemblage of thousands of clippings between layers of glass revealing a single body with two disparate heads. This notion of one person with many heads translates literally and figuratively into the movement of this work, as Loni challenges her dancers in both their mental and physical approaches.

Described by the New York Times as "a revelation, full of detail and surprises," Loni's sophisticated choreography draws you in and doesn't let go. The strength and articulation that she brings out of her dancers initiates a powerful dialogue that keeps you on your toes and watching for the next gesture. 

DOUBLING was developed with the support of a 2014 CUNY Dance Initiative Residency at LaGuardia Community College and Inception to Exhibition 2013 Space Grant.

Photo series by Daniel Terna