69-year-old Howard Mordoh is a retired clinical laboratory scientist, a southern California native, and possibly the world’s biggest concert enthusiast. Self-described as a “professional audience,” Howard has been a notorious fixture of the Los Angeles music scene for decades, attending five to eight concerts per week since the 70s and always dancing to his fullest. Easily recognizable thanks to his long white hair and spirited dance style, Howard’s love of live concerts spans genres and venues, just as long as he can keep dancing.
Howard has built a life around his passion, but now in his late sixties, the passage of time is catching up to him. He no longer has the stamina of youth to stay dancing all night, and his husband and friends have health issues that mean Howard is more often dancing solo. With the cancellation of live concerts in 2020 due to COVID-19, Howard has had to get more creative. The Dancing Man of L.A. inhabits Howard’s unique lifestyle and passion for concerts, and explores the trauma of suddenly losing not only essential human connection, but one’s purpose in life.