“I’m more interested in the process than the end,” says Loni Landon, one of the three choreographers of THREEFOLD, Whim W’Him’s January 16-18 program at the Cornish Playhouse in Seattle Center. Loni is small and intense with a great mass of curly reddish brown hair and piercing blue eyes. She has been dancing “ever since I remember.
My mom danced too. I had lots of energy.” Dancing was a good way to get it out.
Her life, like the piece Loni is choreographing for Whim W’Him, is a combination of serendipity and steps that lead directly into other steps. Born and raised in New York City, she did ballet, tap, modern and jazz, especially ballet. It was while she was at the High School of Performing Arts that dancing became serious for her. “I had always danced for fun, but I decided by the 10th or 11th grade that I wanted to really fulfill my dream of continuing on to Juilliard.” And so she did, receiving a BFA in dance in 2005.
“It was,” she says, “a turning point for me. It is for most people. I loved everything. I didn’t want just to do ballet. Julliard put me on a trajectory toward Europe.”