AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE
FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
To our extended LoudHoundMovement family,
First of all, we want to thank each and every one of you for supporting our work, attending classes, performances, and sharing in our development as a company since our inception over six years ago.
We’re writing to you today to begin a dialogue about the next stage of our creative endeavors and the difficult realities that so many dance companies have to confront in their continued effort to stay afloat in New York City. After a considerable amount of thought, we have decided that starting June 1st, LoudHoundMovement will no longer aim to function as a full-time dance company and instead, the founders Brendan Duggan and Mallory Rosenthal will continue creating work individually through a project-based format.
Over the last few years, we have both begun to acknowledge that the traditional format of a dance company is not a financially sustainable solution, and LoudHoundMovement is unable to keep moving forward at the rate the work deserves. Rather than push through a borrowed format of creation, we’re looking towards the future and the evolution of how contemporary dance can once again find its foothold in New York City as a cultural mecca.
This next step is a big one for all of us, and while this chapter is coming to an end, we’re incredibly optimistic at the prospect of drastically redefining how dance can influence the larger community. We’re excited to present work more frequently, with more elaborate visions, and reach a much wider audience. New opportunities are already in the works and we’re busy behind the scenes setting the stage for what’s to come.
Thank you endlessly for your faith in us. Whether you’re new to the family or you have been here from the very beginning, we thank you and could not be here looking back at all we’ve accomplished, without you.
Stay tuned for the next chapter, you won’t want to miss it.
Brendan Duggan and Mallory Rosenthal
Co-Founders and Co-Artistic Directors // LoudHoundMovement