Archive for the ‘In Pursuit of Happiness’ Category
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ALDD 10th Anniversary Timeline
10 Years, 300 Performances, 12 Choreographic works in 80 Venues.
2016 DanceDrama 10th anniversary! Argentinean tour presenting Unveiling Motion and Emotion and premiering In Pursuit of Happiness with Lauren Ohmer in Buenos Aires and Bahia Blanca. Hosted the 3rd Annual DanceDrama Laboratory Workshop Series; Re-staging the full-length show Pachamama: Mother World; artist in residency at DUO Multicultural Art Center (DMAC); Anabella guest judges for xyz nyc at The Tank; book presentation at Figment Festival.
To all the supporters, family and friends for supporting us economically and emotionally. You make this company possible.
Thanks for trusting and for being my partner! Anabella
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Five shows coming up in April and May!
Save these dates and join us!
In Pursuit of Happiness
- Thursday, March 24 at 7pm at The Tank (151 W 46th St, 8th fl.). Anabella will be the guest judge for xyz nyc and gives feedback to each of the choreographers selected for this festival.We will also present a 15 minute excerpt from In Pursuit of Happiness. Tickets $10
- Sunday, April 10 at noon at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street, NY 10002): Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of The Field. We will present a 15 minute excerpt from In Pursuit of Happiness. Tickets $15
Pachamama: Mother World
Music Landscape: Todd Carroll
Acting and Voice Coach: Daniel Pettrow
Costume and Mask Designer: Jennifer Johanos
Rehearsal Assistant: Hope Parker
Apprentices: Hope Parker, Dina Denis & Cesar Bordermann
- Monday, April 18 at 7:30pm at DMAC (62 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003): Open rehearsal of Pachamama: Mother World. Limited seating. Free Admission. RSVP: email@example.com
- Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30pm at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street, NY 10002) as part of the Festival Fast Forward: We will present a full length performance of Pachamama: Mother World. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door
- Saturday, May 28 at 7:30pm: IDACO Festival at Sheen Theater (18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012): We will present a full length performance of Pachamama: Mother World. General Admission: $25/ Students $15
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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 »
Posted in Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama, argentinean choreographer in nyc, dance book review, Education, immigrants, In Pursuit of Happiness, Revelando Movimiento y Emoción, Uncategorized, Unveiling Motion and Emotion, tagged Anabella Lenzu, Anabella Lenzu?DanceDrama, Culturebot, Daniel Pettrow, In Pursuit of Happiness, Lauren Ohmer, Shannon Elizabeth O'Brien on December 27, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Enjoy this wonderful interview from #Culturebot. Thanks Shannon Elizabeth O’Brien for the amazing conversation!