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Thanks for supporting the creation of Unveiling Motion and Emotion in 2011!
Almost 3 years since the publication of my first book, Unveiling keeps getting amazing reviews
-and now International acclaim!
Two Italian dance publications reviewed Unveiling! Enjoy the critiques!
- GIORNALE DELLA DANZA
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Article by Courtney Kenyon (AL/DD Marketing Assistant)
Happy New Year!
As some of you may know, Anabella Lenzu/Dance Drama recently embarked on their Argentinian Tour! This tour took quite a bit of planning, especially since we were working internationally, but in the end this tour was not only rewarding artistically, but also personally for Anabella.
For starters, prior to this tour, Anabella had not been able to showcase her work in Argentina since 2005. To be able to share her work not only with friends and family, but also colleagues was extremely special. Many of Anabella’s past students and even their parents came to support AL/DD, and brought photos and shared fond memories of their days in the studio. As we spoke, Anabella told me that these encounters were some of Anabella’s favorite moments of the tour because they helped to remind her of who she was, and who she is. Living in New York, with everything going on, sometimes you forget the little things, and forget some special memories, but this tour helped all of Anabella’s worlds connect.
The tour started in Buenos Aires, which was the more ‘professional’ leg of the tour. Anabella had dancers, directors, press and more attending her presentation of In Pursuit of Happiness and her book Unveiling Motion and Emotion presentations at Centro Cultural Borges. Many dancers and directors mentioned that they were surprised to see something so avant garde as it is so different from usual Argentinian and European choreography. Anabella’s production is a melting pot, including media, dance and music, and Anabella even joins the piece at certain times. It is very evident that Anabella is inspired by many things and all her different surroundings whether it be in New York, Argentina, or Italy. Anabella’s work breaks boundaries all while having a strong message and keeping the language intact.
Bahia Blanca was a much more family oriented experience. Most of Anabella’s relatives have never seen her perform before, so it was wonderful to have them experience and understand her life. Anabella held her book presentation at Centro Historico y Cultural UNS, at Universidad del Sur. It was a very different experience to share her repertory while presenting because so much of her work has to do with Argentinian culture, and politics. Many locals and guests were surprised dancer Lauren Ohmer was able to understand the Argentine culture through dance and movement. The simple response; dance is a universal language. The book presentation as a whole ‘felt more like an inside joke’ Anabella said, because she knew everyone in the room, she was able to talk with the audience instead of reading her prompts because she was discussing something both she and the audience shared, which was a very gratifying experience. In Pursuit of Happiness was performed at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Museos de Arte: MBA-MAC right in her hometown. Anabella is very open and was able to share a part of herself with many people she knew well, including some teachers from high school. Death is felt the same way universally, therefore the piece, in honor of her recently passed father was well received and appreciated by all.
Overall the tour was a great success. AL/DD received some wonderful coverage by local newspapers both in Bahia Blanca and Buenos Aires, and the trip exceeded many Anabella’s expectations. It was so wonderful to have her whole family, and resident dancer Lauren and her husband together in Anabella’s own hometown. Anabella has always felt as though she lived in three different worlds between Argentina, the U.S, and Italy, but having Lauren and husband Eric with her finally linked all her worlds into one, and for that, she is highly grateful.
CLICK this LINK to see photos from the Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama Argentinean Tour 2015!
What the critics have said:
Thanks for being by our side all these years!
Posted in dance book review, Education, immigrants, In Pursuit of Happiness, Revelando Movimiento y Emoción, Uncategorized, Unveiling Motion and Emotion, tagged Anabella Lenzu, Anabella Lenzu /DanceDrama, artistas de Bahia Blanca, Bahia Blanca, coreografa argentina, danza en Argentina, Danza en Nueva York, En búsqueda de la felicidad, inmigrante, La Nueva Provincia, Maria Ines di Cicco, Revelando Movimiento y Emocion on December 27, 2015| Leave a Comment »
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Enjoy this wonderful interview from #Culturebot. Thanks Shannon Elizabeth O’Brien for the amazing conversation!
Posted in Dance, dance book review, revelando movimiento y emocion, Uncategorized, Unveiling Motion and Emotion, tagged Agustina Lluma, Anabella Lenzu, Argentina en New York, Balletin Dance, Coreografa Argentina en Nueva York, Danza en Nueva York on December 15, 2015| Leave a Comment »
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Article by Courtney Kenyon (AL/DD Marketing/ Development Intern)
Anabella Lenzu, founder of DanceDrama, author of Unveiling Motion and Emotion, and teacher and choreographer for 25 years, is deep in the creative process of her newest book. Inspiration struck when Anabella came across many different texts while teaching, all of which didn’t truly explain the movement they were discussing, as it is so hard to put into a photograph, what every part of a dancers body is doing. Anabella’s philosophy is that the journey is the destination – one must bring as much focus and energy to training as to performing.
Over the past year, Anabella has written 32 articles exploring multiple topics for her latest book, Meaningful Gestures: Inner Thoughts and Outward Expressions. This second book, is meant to be an educational guidebook for young dancers, actors and performers, taking experiences from her own classroom, after deep discussions with her students and colleagues. Meaningful Gestures will stray from the format of the first book, as this will be more focused on the technical physical and mental aspects of dance itself. Some featured articles will include Movement or Gestures, Why I am Giving Away my Secrets, The Mask as a Doorway, Breathe before You Move, and Body Architecture, Discovering Improvisation. This book comes naturally to Anabella; she tells me: ‘Dance is my primary mode of personal expression, my obsession, how I make my living and where I find joy. I have strong opinions about dance that often contradict what is popular, and I enjoy explaining my position to people who are interested and engaged in dance. I believe that Dance is union and communion with ourselves, with others and with the environment. I celebrate, meditate, respond, protest, explore, scream, cry and laugh about life through dance. My own work is intimate, audacious and historically/socially conscious.’ The hope is that this book will serve current and future dancers as they continue to train and explore the professional world of dance.
This past summer, Anabella worked with her husband and photographer Todd Carroll to best capture dancer Lauren Ohmer working with her body and dissecting each specific movement. The book will feature not only pictures of Lauren, but also photos including Anabella working with Lauren and other dancers, helping to make the text more clear. Anabella is working with a new special program on the iPad Pro, to create illustrations to go over some photographs and to serve as companions to the text. Detailed drawings of the muscles and the body in movement, will help dancers better understand strong technique and muscle movement.
As of today, Anabella is hopeful that with her busy schedule, the book will make its premiere in January of 2017! Thank you to all of those who have supported the book thus far, I am sure it will not disappoint!