Dear Friend, Querido Amigo,
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.
2015 was a year of prosperity! During the 2015 season, AL/DD premiered In Pursuit of Happiness at the Alchemical Theater in October, as well as preview the performance in September at the Argentinian Consulate. Anabella collaborated with many artists for the project including Daniel Pettrow, Todd Carroll and Lauren Ohmer. Anabella’s book, Unveiling Motion and Emotion sold over 80 copies, and has received awards including an Honorable Mention Best Art Book/ Spanish or Bilingual from the International Latino Book Awards in San Francisco as part of the American Library Association Conference. Anabella has been a faculty member at Wagner College and Peridance Center and taught over 350 classes this year. AL/DD hosted a DanceDrama Workshop Series, at Center for Performance Research, focusing on choreography, technique, and methodology of teaching and was able to participate in two choreography workshops with Ralph Lemon and Susan Rethorst.
In 2016, DanceDrama will celebrate its 10th anniversary! Keep eyes open for information about our 10th anniversary celebration hi-lighting the most important works of the company since starting in the USA. This event will show the transformation and evolution of Anabella’s choreography through the development of her craft, innovations in multimedia, and collaborations with composers, lighting designers, photographers, actors, and costume designers. 2016 will begin with an Argentinian tour presenting Unveiling Motion and Emotion and premiering In Pursuit of Happiness in Buenos Aires and Bahia Blanca. A yearlong workshop series ‘DanceDrama Lab Workshops’, with focuses in Repertory, Choreography and Methodology of Teaching will begin in February, teaching students how to teach dance, stimulating them to create their own works, and work with DanceDrama studying their repertory and technique. Finally in January of 2017, Meaningful Gestures: Inner Thoughts and Outward Expressions, Anabella’s new book will be released!
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. With your financial support we can continue to develop new works and publish Anabella’s upcoming second book. We are hoping you will make a gift to Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama. Whatever you can give will be extremely appreciated by the entire company.
Sincerely yours, Anabella Lenzu
Your tax-deductible contributions will go towards fees for artists and collaborators, rehearsal space, costumes, videos, marketing & publicity. If your company has a Matching gift program, your donation can go twice as far!
The future of our company lies with you:
- $2,500 will cover rehearsal expenses for an entire show
- $1,000 pays for a light designer for one show
- $500 pays for full week of studio rental
- $250 pays for performance fee for collaborator
- $100 pays for costume for one dancer
- $50 “Meaningful Gestures: Inner Thoughts and Outward Expressions” printing & design cost for one book.
- $20 pays for one hour of rehearsal
Donations are tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsor, The Field, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. ** If you are unable to contribute financially, we also appreciate donated goods, services and volunteers. All donors are acknowledged on our website and in our newsletters.