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DanceDrama Labs Workshop Series Presents:

The Whole Self in Performance: 

Voice, Story and  Movement Workshop

September 9-11, 2016

(Fri from 6:30-9:30pm and Sat and Sun from 1-4pm)
at Culture Hub (47 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012)

FACULTY:  ANABELLA LENZU  and ANNA HAYMAN.

Class size is  limited to 12 students  for the workshop.
TO APPLY: Send resume to  info@AnabellaLenzu.com
Expand your craft, technique and creativity in an exclusive, personalized, tailored program. This is an opportunity for dancers, actors and performers to develop their potential on both movement and theater performance skills and connect both to become more authentic, expressive performers.Explores the principle: Motion Creates Emotion /Emotion Creates Motion, and emphasizes the use of imagination, interpretation and body coordination and control.
Our emphasis is on the journey rather than the destination, on understanding the impulses generated by movements and gestures. This workshop develops alignment technique and an understanding and consciousness about time, space, and use of energy/dynamics/effort elements. Proper technique is the foundation for learning to perform and control the body, showing how to use one’s muscles, achieve balance, and become aware of posture and placement.
The workshop will incorporate vocal production to understand how the voice and body are integrated into a healthy, expressive whole. Exercises in text, partnering, and theatre games will free uninhibited theatrical expression. Whether a seasoned or early-career performer, this workshop will leave actors and dancers with new confidence and inspiration in their performance practice.The cost of the workshop is $150 per person.
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August 3 – 31, 2016
Wednesdays from 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM
(126 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Ave, New York)
Workshop Description:
Find your inner-strength; develop & improve alignment and technique; explore and learn how to efficiently use your body and your energy in a healthy way as instruments of your expression. Through this class, you can increase flexibility and strength, overcome physical difficulties and incorrect posture, and acquire physical awareness to help prevent injuries. Open to all levels of experience.
WHAT AND WHY 
Excerpts from my book UNVEILING MOTION AND EMOTION
Barre à Terre
In 2006, I began to systematically teach what I call Structural Barre à Terre. Thinking about what kind of complementary training dancers needed for strengthening, increasing flexibility and sensitivity, and educating their bodies, no matter their technique, I considered new tools I might provide and new approaches in my teaching.
 My classes are for people who wish to explore and learn about the fundamentals of their bodies’ functionality, bring awareness to their movement and their dancing, learn to use their bodies in service of movement, and become receptive to changes.
On the floor, under the effect of gravity, you become aware of the conscious and unconscious uses of energy and musculature: You can isolate and explore the functions of different parts of the body and their proper use. It takes patience and consistency to achieve an honest and available body.
As Doris Humphrey said, “You have to learn to make your body transparent and translucent, so that emotions and ideas can pass freely and naturally.” Make the body available. The body is the means, not the end!
It is difficult to leave ego and resistance aside, but open-mindedness is crucial. Every technique requires this, but with barre à terre, I offer an appropriate time and space in which to achieve it. No stress, no limits, no self-judgment.
Actors, dancers, singers, musicians, painters – everybody can take my class. Although their reasons for taking my class may differ, they all have one reason in common: self- discovery.
Workshop Fees
Pre-Register by July 1st: $90   /   Register on/after July 2nd: $100

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Pachamama: Mother World

Pachamama: Mother World is an exploration of Dance Theatre inspired by the male initiation rituals of the Selk’nam, a tribe of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. The performance unfolds like a prehistoric
commedia dell arte, moving away from the presentational side of dance and reconnecting with the primal impulses of art.
Choreographer: Anabella Lenzu 
Music Landscape: Todd Carroll
Acting and Voice Coach: Daniel Pettrow
Costume and Mask Designer: Jennifer Johanos
Dancers: Lauren Ohmer, Erik Zarcone, Graham Cole, Hope Parker and Sydney Ruf-Wong
Rehearsal Assistant: Hope Parker
Apprentices: Dina Denis & Cesar Bordermann
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Join us for a fun and informal

READINGS & DANCE PERFORMANCES of the book Unveiling Motion and Emotion

I will be reading passages of my book and ALDD dancers
will perform DanceDrama repertory!
Bring your picnic blanket, food and sunscreen.
All the readings are FREE and open to the public
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Exploring the importance of dance, community, choreography and dance pedagogy, Argentinean Choreographer Anabella Lenzu celebrates 25 years of teaching dance in a book of her writings in Spanish and English. Having opened her own dance school at 18, Lenzu recounts her experiences teaching in South America, Europe, and the US, as well as publishing an arts magazine and creating repertory for her dance company. Lenzu’s eloquent prose reveals reflections of a life devoted to dance performance and education. Photography by Todd Carroll fully documents the performances and provides a glimpse into the creative process. This book is an inspiration to dancers and teachers alike, and the first of its kind as a bilingual text on dance pedagogy.

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DanceDrama Labs Workshop Series Presents:

The Whole Self in Performance: Voice, Story and  Movement Workshop

June 17-19, 2016

(Fri from 6:30-9:30pm and Sat and Sun from 1-4pm)
at Culture Hub (47 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012)
FACULTY:  ANABELLA LENZU  and ANNA HAYMAN.
Class size is  limited to 12 students  for the workshop.
TO APPLY: Send resume to  info@AnabellaLenzu.com
Expand your craft, technique and creativity in an exclusive, personalized, tailored program. This is an opportunity for dancers, actors and performers to develop their potential on both movement and theater performance skills and connect both to become more authentic, expressive performers.Explores the principle: Motion Creates Emotion /Emotion Creates Motion, and emphasizes the use of imagination, interpretation and body coordination and control.

Our emphasis is on the journey rather than the destination, on understanding the impulses generated by movements and gestures. This workshop develops alignment technique and an understanding and consciousness about time, space, and use of energy/dynamics/effort elements. Proper technique is the foundation for learning to perform and control the body, showing how to use one’s muscles, achieve balance, and become aware of posture and placement.
The workshop will incorporate vocal production to understand how the voice and body are integrated into a healthy, expressive whole. Exercises in text, partnering, and theatre games will free uninhibited theatrical expression. Whether a seasoned or early-career performer, this workshop will leave actors and dancers with new confidence and inspiration in their performance practice.The cost of the workshop is $150 per person.

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Barre a Terre with Anabella

CLASS SCHEDULE STARTING May 4,  2016 /   BARRE A TERRE (Open Level)

  • TUESDAYS  7:30- 8:30pm  
  • WEDNESDAYS  10am- 11:30am
  • THURSDAYS  7:30- 8:30pm
  • FRIDAYS  10am- 11:30am

All Classes are held at Peridance Capezio Center  (126 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Ave)

Barre à Terre:  In 2006, I began to systematically teach what I call Structural Barre à Terre. Thinking about what kind of complementary training dancers needed for strengthening, increasing flexibility and sensitivity, and educating their bodies, no matter their technique. My classes are for people who wish to explore and learn about the fundamentals of their bodies’ functionality, bring awareness to their movement and their dancing, learn to use their bodies in service of movement, and become receptive to changes.

On the floor, under the effect of gravity, you become aware of the conscious and unconscious uses of energy and musculature: You can isolate and explore the functions of different parts of the body and their proper use. It takes patience and consistency to achieve an honest and available body.  Make the body available. The body is the means, not the end!

Actors, dancers, singers, musicians, painters – everybody can take my class. Although their reasons for taking my class may differ, they all have one reason in common: self-discovery.

http://www.anabellalenzu.com/weekly-classes/

Dear Friends,

 First and foremost, I would like to thank you for supporting Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama. It is because of you that we are able to continue to create and perform each year. DanceDrama is celebrating its 10th anniversary! 

Your interest in our endeavor is extremely appreciated by us, but what we are asking for now is a greater commitment to our company and the work we do.

Make a pledge to our  NEW Kickstarter campaign! No donation is too small! 

Sincerely yours, Anabella Lenzu

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/anabellalenzu/aldds-10-year-anniversary-recreating-pachamama-mot

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Meet the new AL/DD Dancers and help us celebrate our 10th Anniversary with a pledge to our Kickstarter project!  Today: Cesar Brodermann

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/anabellalenzu/aldds-10-year-anniversary-recreating-pachamama-mot 

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Cesar Brodermann originally from Mexico City, graduated from Certificate Program at Peridance Center, studied and performed works by: Igal Perry, Milton Myers, Cindy Salgado, Michele Oliva, Larry Keigwin, MADboots. He  has performed as a backup dancer in tv/film such as “La Academia” & “Capadocia” on HBO Latino America.He toured as a professional assistant with the Artists Simply Human convention assisting artists such as Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson. He has performed with companies such as PCDC, Project 44 and Zest Collective.

AL/DD: 10 years, 300 performances, 12 choreographic works at 80 venues. 

Your contribution builds our company!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/anabellalenzu/aldds-10-year-anniversary-recreating-pachamama-mot 

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