Celebrating its 9th Anniversary, New York based Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama presents three dance-theater performances from October 23-25, 2015 at The Alchemical Theater Lab in NYC.
In Pursuit of Happiness
by Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama
Argentinean Consulate (12 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019)
Wednesday, September 30 at 6PM
Exclusive performance for invited guests and media professionals
20 minute performance followed by Q&A and refreshments
Limited seating (RSVP required) info@AnabellaLenzu.com
The Alchemical Theater Lab, NYC (104 W 14th Street, New York, NY 10011)
Friday, October 23 at 8pm
Saturday, October 24 at 8p
Sunday, October 25 at 8pm
General Admission: $20 / Tickets at the door
Limited seating. RSVP recommended: info@AnabellaLenzu.com
Choreography: Anabella Lenzu
Direction: Daniel Pettrow
Dancers: Lauren Ohmer & Anabella Lenzu
Music Landscape: Todd Carroll
Photo Projections: Anabella Lenzu
What does it mean to disappear? In Pursuit is a dance-theater piece that explores the themes of death, memory, disappearance, and hope through a collage of juxtapositions.
“I want the happiness that comes from both remembering and from fighting against remembering. A happiness that includes the sadness, pain and injury of experience but also goes forward. Not memory that works like an anchor, but like a catapult. Not a memory that you just arrive at, but one that’s a launch pad.”
“There’s an American indigenous tradition found in the islands of the Pacific, in Canada and also places like Chiapas, in Mexico. It goes like this: when a master potter gives up his trade because his hands are no longer steady and his eyesight is failing, there’s a ceremony at which he presents his best pot, his masterpiece, to a young potter just starting out. The apprentice takes the flawless pot and smashes it into a thousand pieces on the ground. He then picks them up and mixes them into his own stock of clay. That’s the kind of memory I believe in.” Eduardo Galeano
In Pursuit of Happiness is an ongoing daily memory trip to remember and honor Mrs. Lenzu’s father, Antonio, who served as her guide and scaffolding. From a vibrating silence emerges unexpected meaning, so profoundly personal that is anonymous and universally accessible.