Expand your craft, technique and creativity in a exclusive, personalized, tailored program. This is an opportunity for dancers to develop their potential with an emphasis on both dance and theater performance skills.
A new series of workshops start at the beginning of each month
SATURDAYS from 9:30am-1:30pm
Each workshop is divided into two 2-hour sections exploring a theme in depth. Selected applicants must commit to a four week period of intensive study in different disciplines. This workshop is intended for serious students who wish to turn their body in a sensitive, vibrating instrument of expression. Class size is limited to 10 students.
- * The February Lab (Feb 1 , 8, 15 & 22) covers Voice/Acting and Dance Technique.
- * The March Lab (March 1, 8, 15 & 22) covers Dance Technique and ALDD Repertory.
- * The April Lab (April 5, 12, 19 & 26) covers Choreography and Improvisation.
TO APPLY: Send resume to info@AnabellaLenzu.com
Please designate which month you are interested in. If selected, payment in full must be made by the 20th of the month prior to the workshop.
The cost of EACH workshop series is $280 per person. This includes 4 Saturday sessions, starting at the beginning of each month (4 hours each, 16 hours total).
FACULTY: ANABELLA LENZU
This workshop develops alignment technique and an understanding of the dynamic in dance. Increase flexibility and strength as well as to develop muscular awareness in order to prevent injuries. Using phrases of repertory (depending upon class level –beginning-intermediate-advanced), students solve technical problems, using fundamentals of ballet and modern dance techniques. Proper technique is the foundation for learning to dance and control the body, showing how to use one’s muscles, achieve balance, and become aware of posture and placement.
FACULTY: ANABELLA LENZU & LAUREN OHMER
Students experience and study Anabella Lenzu / DanceDrama repertory. This workshop explores the principle: Motion Creates Emotion /Emotion Creates Motion, and emphasizes the use of imagination, interpretation and body coordination and control. My emphasis is on the journey rather than the destination, on understanding the impulses generated by movements and gestures. I am constantly searching for authentic and honest movement. Derived from our most basic impulses, my dances use this principle to examine relationships between the individual and society, exploring communication, identity, memory, and spirituality, the relationship between people and their environment, the struggle for women’s identity and their role in society, and the nobility of the body as a temple for our mind, soul, and heart. That was the inspiration for my company’s name – DanceDrama—because for me, dance and theater are inseparable.
FACULTY: DANIEL PETTROW
Dancers will develop their natural vocal possibilities, exploring the voice by using breathing techniques and activating body resonators. Understand how an actor’s technique and imagination informs the approach to text through action. Daniel Pettrow leads this workshop: he has been an associate actor with The Wooster Group since 2006, also teaching at The Wooster Group’s “Summer Institute.” Daniel is also a frequent collaborator with Bluemouth Inc, among many other companies and independent projects. website
FACULTY: ANABELLA LENZU
This workshop aims to stimulate students to create their own passionate and original dances, exploring the elements of choreography composition. We look not only at what you dance, but also ask the question “Why do you dance?” Dance is the expressive medium of our heart, mind and soul.
FACULTY: LAUREN OHMER
With over 24 years of experience, Anabella Lenzu makes improvisation an essential part of creating new work. Expand your creative process by learning how to take risks, transition from thinking to feeling and show others your inner dialogue. Class will also cover aspects of improvising in a team atmosphere, and the role of the choreographer vs. dancer.
It is an honor for me to be able to sustain and support dancers in the delicate task of cultivating their awareness of themselves as individuals, becoming thankful for their strengths and accepting of their weaknesses. When I see a dancer on stage, I feel that every movement reveals and expresses his reason for living. As a viewer, that feeling – the vitality, the power of expression – is what attracts me to a dancer on stage. – Anabella