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Please join us for “My body, my country”, an intimate performance and workshop with visual artist and choreographer Anabella Lenzu.

How does our body become our homeland? What does it mean to be a female human? How do our bodies become a receptacle and messenger of the multiple realities we are immersed in?

During the 2 hour event, Anabella Lenzu performs excerpts of her dance-theater piece of “No more beautiful dances”, followed by a 10 minute Q & A. The performance challenges the viewer to think about how they view bodies.

The performance will be followed by a Body Mapping Workshop, where the participants use texts and drawings to share their own story of their bodies. Body Mapping is an inter-generational dialogue tool helping people of different generations to talk to each other. The experience builds trust and deepens people’s understanding of how their lives are all connected with each other. The aim of this event is to explore issues of identity and agency, as experienced by a contemporary artist who is also a woman, mother and immigrant in the United States. Through the shared creative process, we will explore identity and social relationships.

This performance and workshop is open to audiences of all genders and ages interested in exploring the female perspective through movement and visual expression, and to experience a journey of self-discovering the body and accepting yourself anew. No previous experience is required. Comfortable clothes that allow movement are recommended.

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Originally from Argentina, Anabella Lenzu is a dancer, choreographer and teacher with over 25 years experience working in Argentina, Chile, Italy and the USA. As Artistic Director of Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama, Lenzu draws on her diverse background to create thought-provoking and socially-conscious dance-theatre in the interest of improving our human condition. She holds a MFA in Fine Arts (concentration in Choreography) from Wilson College, PA. Classically trained at the renowned Teatro Colòn in Buenos Aires, Lenzu studied the modern dance techniques of Humphrey/Limòn and Graham in New York. Her studies of Tango and the folkdances of Argentina, Spain, and Italy, further inform her work. Her choreography has been commissioned all over the world, for opera, TV programs, theatre productions, and by many dance companies, such as Anna Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble (New York) and Movimento Danza (Naples, Italy). Lenzu founded her own dance school L’Atelier Centro Creativo de Danza in 1994 in Argentina, and has maintained an active teaching career ever since. Currently, Lenzu conducts classes at Peridance Capezio Center and is Artist-in-Residence at NYU Gallatin Lenzu has written for various dance and arts magazines, and published her first book in 2013, entitled Unveiling Motion and Emotion.

www.Anabellalenzu.com

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25 años pasaron desde la creación de LAtelier Centro Creativo de Danza!
Gracias a todos los que pasaron por nuestro nido, gracias por su apoyo y por creer que la Danza no es solo un entretenimiento, es un trabajo diario para mejorar la condición humana!
Honrada de crear un espacio donde la gente pueda aprender danza como expresión de Arte en mi comunidad de#BahiaBlanca.

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NEW Classes 2019!

CLASS SCHEDULE 2019

(126 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Ave, New York)
* TUESDAYS: 7:30- 9pm 
* WEDNESDAYS: 10am- 11:30am
* THURSDAYS: 7:30- 9pm
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Find your inner-strength; develop & improve alignment and technique; explore and learn how to efficiently use your body and your energy in a healthy way as instruments of your expression. Through this class, you can increase flexibility and strength, overcome physical difficulties and incorrect posture, and acquire physical awareness to help prevent injuries. Open to all levels of experience.
WHY STUDY BARRE A TERRE? To know more read Anabella’s Article
(126 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Ave, New York)
* FRIDAYS: 10am- 11:30am
CLASS DESCRIPTION:  Expand your craft, technique and creativity in an exclusive, personalized, classes. This is an opportunity for dancers, actors and performers to develop their potential on both movement and theater performance skills and connect both to become more authentic, expressive performers.

This class explores the principle: Motion Creates Emotion /Emotion Creates Motion, and emphasizes the use of imagination, interpretation and body coordination and control.

Students experience and study Anabella Lenzu / DanceDrama repertory. The emphasis is on the journey rather than the destination, on understanding the impulses generated by movements and gestures. The search is for authentic and honest movement. Derived from our most basic impulses, these dance works 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.

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Dear Friends and Supporters,

I am writing to extend my immense gratitude for your support of Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama over these last 12 years and to fill you in on our upcoming season of engagements.

Thanks to your generosity, 2018 was a FABULOUS year full of premieres, an MFA graduation, performances, artist in residence, exhibitions, workshops, classes and trips to NC and VA! 

2019 can be just as great only with your continued patronage. So far, your assistance has helped me create outstanding performances & high caliber educational programs! So, I turn to you, my invaluable friends & supporters, to help bring dreams to fruition. 

Yes! I am a new graduate! 
I received an MFA in Choreography at Wilson College in May. I  dedicate this big two-year achievement to my three loves: Todd Carroll, Lucio and Fiamma, to my parents Antonio and Graciela, and to my family-in-law Linda and Tom Carroll for supporting me through this journey.

My work reflects my experience as a Latina/European artist living in New York & comes from a deep examination of my motivations as a woman, mother, & immigrant. My MFA thesis and the creative process of “No more beautiful dances” was painful, joyful, stressful, cathartic but mostly empowering. The premiere of this work at La Mama Moves was humbling, emotional and visceral. Most importantly, I felt embraced by a generous community, and by an enthusiastic and thoughtful audience.

“Whether investigating the immigrant experience, the legend of Mithras, stereotypical roles of Latin women or, in tonight’s case, her life, Anabella Lenzu delves into her subject matter with unabashed commitment. She wants us to experience the meat and gristle of things.” “Such personal material could read as self-indulgent in less competent hands, but Lenzu’s expert performance rivets us. Her story hits on our universal challenge: facing (and dealing with) life’s transitions.” Dance Enthusiast/ Christine Jowers 2018

Now, the Company is focused on the  2019 upcoming project “RELIVING/REVIVIR,” to be premiered in 2019 in NY.  After the inward exploration in NMBD, I now turn my attention outward to create repertory about the impact of these changes and to the massive sociopolitical upheaval. I have identified five key pieces of my repertory to re-visit. To be emphatically clear, we are not restaging the works, or programming a retrospective. We are investigating the very nature of the creative process, asking: “If a work of dance is created in the here and now, what happens when the here and now changes? How do the changes of our circumstances, our lives, and our bodies alter our approach as dancers and choreographers?” This exploration/experiment has implications for the field of dance at large. RELIVING/REVIVIR is a visitation of five of my past works: The Grass is Always Greener (2010), The Corral (2009), In Pursuit of Happiness (2015) Pachamama: Mother World (2013) and Sangre y Arena (Blood and Sand) (2012). And as if that wasn’t enough, we are also re-designing a NEW company website!

Here is a deeper look at what happened in 2018:

As a Choreographer/Dancer, I…

  • World Premiered “No more beautiful dances” at La Mama as part of La Mama Moves Festival Please read the AMAZING REVIEWS: http://www.anabellalenzu.com/reviews-and-press-quotes/
  •     Presented 12 work-in–progress & informal showings of “No more beautiful dances” at Movement Research at Jusdon Church, IDACO Festival at Baruch Performing Arts Center, WAXwork’s Series at Triskelion Arts, BeBe Theater in Asheville, NC, Snug HarborCultural Center & Botanical Garden, DUMBO Dance Festival,TRANSLATE Dance Festival at Dixon Place, NYC, DMAC (Duo Multicultural Arts Center), CPR (Center for Performance Research) and Queens Museum.
  • Re-staged parts of “The Corral” from the ALDD repertory on students at NYU Gallatin and Plunge program at Peridance.
  • I also offered two exbitibions of my drawings and photographs at SNUG Harbor Cultural Center, and at La Mama downstairs theater.

 Dance Film “No more beautiful dances”:  I created a 3min 33 sec dance film with the Italian videographer Angelo Vasta and the film received “Best Dance Film” award at NYC Downtown Short Film Festival, and was selected to be featured in the following Festivals:

  • ScreenDance Festival Movimiento en Movimiento #7, Mexico City
  • The Dance Barn ScreenDANCE Festival in Battle Lake, MN
  • ADF’s Movies by Movers, Duke University and Appalachian State University, NC
  • “Dance on Film” Sarah Lawrence College- Bronxville, NY
  • “Dance on Film” Austin Dance Festival – Austin, TX
  • 2018 Dance Film Festival at Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn
  • InShadow – Lisbon Screendance Festival, Lisboa, Portugal

“Anabella Lenzu’s dance film “No more beautiful dances” centered on her changing body, and on her identity as a dancer during pregnancy and childbirth. The film employed quick cuts of close-ups on her belly and thighs, lip smacks and oral sounds, bilingualism, and narrative elements to portray maternity’s bodily and emotional transformations that are, at times, disgusting, but ultimately redemptive” http://www.sandraolsen.com/reviews/austin-dance-festival 2018

As a Teacher, I was…

  • Artist-in-Residence at Gallatin (NYU)
  • Artist-in-Residence at Snug HarborCultural Center & Botanical Garden.
  • Artist-in-Residence at Asheville School, I worked extensively with the students and create a new choreography for Asheville School’s Spring interdisciplinary arts performance.
  • Guest teacher at Long Island High School for the Arts/ Nassau BOCES teaching both technique & DanceDrama repertory.
  •  Instructor for DanceDrama Technique & Repertory Workshop –Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Mentor for Choreographic Development Projectfor New Choreographers, NYC
  • Guest teacher at Heifetz International Music Institute at Mary Baldwin University – Staunton, VA
  • Instructor for Masterclass – ModArts Dance Collective (MADC), New York
  • Instructor fora week long Summer Dance Theater Workshop at Peridance Center
  •  Instructor for two Drawing the Dance workshopsat The Art Students League of New York
  •  Instructor for a workshop at School of Visual Arts MFA Illustration
  •  Instructor for a Body Mapping Workshop at Queens Museum.
  •  Instructor for classes inDance Anatomy, Dance History, Dance Criticism & Barre a Terre for Peridance’s two year Certificate Program.
  •  Instructor for weekly DANCE THEATER classes at Peridance

As a Panelist/Speaker, I…

  • was part of a Selection Panel for Emerging Choreographer Series at LaGuardia Performing Art Center (NY) & Board Member of IDACO 2018 (Italian Dance Connections Festival)
  • Speaker at Aesthetics and Politics of Embodied Artistic Expression at LEFTFORUM 2018, John Jay College, NYC
  • Speaker at Dance History Evolution conference -Asheville School, Asheville, NC

As an independent choreographer with a dynamic company, it is a challenging & expensive venture to create work & perform in NYC, & even more difficult to do so abroad with travel expenses. In order to pursue a high quality experience for artists & audience alike, we have set a modest fundraising goal of $10,000

            We invite you to participate in this goal & to share in the satisfaction of realizing a significant & meaningful process of exploration & discovery. Your tax deductible* contributions will help cover the cost of artist & collaborator fees, rehearsals space, costumes, videos, marketing & publicity. If your company has a Matching Gift program, your donation can go twice as far!

            Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama is made possible ONLY with your help!

The future of our company lies with you:

$2,000 covers rehearsal expenses for an entire show

$2,000 pays for the commission of an original score from a composer

$1,500 covers vocal/acting coaching for the show

$1,000 pays for a light designer for one show

$500 covers a full week of studio rental

$500 pays for a photo projector

$250 pays for a performance fee for a collaborator

$250 pays for the design and printing of postcards for publicity

$100 pays for the postage of the postcards

$100 pays for a costume for one dancer

$20 pays for one hour of rehearsal space

  • Donate Onlinehttps://thefield.org/sa/551753
  • Make checks payable to: The Field. 
In the Memo line: Anabella Lenzu
.        Please mail all checks to:
 Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama
233 Devoe St, 1B
Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • *Donations are tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsor, The Field, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.



Sincerely yours,  Anabella Lenzu

info@AnabellaLenzu.com

http://www.AnabellaLenzu.com



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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES: 

*Monday, November 5th at 7:30pm:
I will present a 15 min. work-in-progress of my new work “Reliving/Revivir” at DMAC.
In RELIVING/REVIVIR I have identified five key pieces of my repertory, and I am going to to re-visit them, but as a soloist dancer. To be emphatically clear, I am not restaging the works, or programming a retrospective. I am investigating the very nature of the creative process, asking: “If a work of dance is created in the here and now, what happens when the here and now changes? How do the changes of our circumstances, our lives, and our bodies alter our approach as dancers and choreographers?
* Thursday, November 8th
and Friday, November 9th at 7:30pm:
So excited to be selected for CPR’s Fall Movement 2018 Artists!
I will be showing a 20 min excerpt of “No more beautiful dances” at Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn.
http://www.cprnyc.org/events/fall-movement-2018/

“No More Beautiful Dances” wrestles with the ideas of being an immigrant and the exploration, introspection and re-framing of a woman after becoming a mother. This dance theater piece uses drawing, spoken word and video projections to tell a personal vision of femininity, and what it means to be a woman today.
Choreographer and Dancer: Anabella Lenzu
Video Projection Design: Todd Carroll
Direction: Daniel Pettrow
Costumes: Jennifer Johanos

DANCE FILM: 

*Friday, November 16th at 9pm: My dance film “No more beautiful dances”will be featured at the 4th Annual Dance Film Festival at Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn.

Choreographer and Dancer: Anabella Lenzu
Cinematographer & Editor: Angelo Vasta
Acting Director & Voice Coach: Daniel Pettrow
Technology advisor: Todd Carroll
Costumes: Jennifer Johanos

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES: 

*Monday, November 5th at 7:30pm:
I will present a 15 min. work-in-progress of my new work “Reliving/Revivir” at DMAC.

In RELIVING/REVIVIR I have identified five key pieces of my repertory, and I am going to to re-visit them, but as a soloist dancer. To be emphatically clear, I am not restaging the works, or programming a retrospective. I am investigating the very nature of the creative process, asking: “If a work of dance is created in the here and now, what happens when the here and now changes? How do the changes of our circumstances, our lives, and our bodies alter our approach as dancers and choreographers?
* Thursday, November 8th
and Friday, November 9th at 7:30pm:
So excited to be selected for CPR’s Fall Movement 2018 Artists!
I will be showing a 20 min excerpt of “No more beautiful dances” at Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn.
http://www.cprnyc.org/events/fall-movement-2018/

“No More Beautiful Dances” wrestles with the ideas of being an immigrant and the exploration, introspection and re-framing of a woman after becoming a mother. This dance theater piece uses drawing, spoken word and video projections to tell a personal vision of femininity, and what it means to be a woman today.
Choreographer and Dancer: Anabella Lenzu
Video Projection Design: Todd Carroll
Direction: Daniel Pettrow
Costumes: Jennifer Johanos

DANCE FILM: 

*Friday, November 16th at 9pm: My dance film “No more beautiful dances”will be featured at the 4th Annual Dance Film Festival at Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn.
https://www.triskelionarts.org/dance-film-festival

Choreographer and Dancer: Anabella Lenzu
Cinematographer & Editor: Angelo Vasta
Acting Director & Voice Coach: Daniel Pettrow
Technology advisor: Todd Carroll
Costumes: Jennifer Johanos

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Dance Theater Performance and participatory visual art creative workshop
“My body, my country” 
 
lead by Argentinean choreographer Anabella Lenzu at
  • Saturday, September 29th from 2-4pm.
FREE Admission.
How does our body becomes our homeland?
What does it mean to be a female human?
How do our bodies become a receptacle and messenger of the multiple realities we are immersed in?

During the 2 hour event, Anabella Lenzu performs excerpts of her dance-theater piece of “No more beautiful dances”, followed by 

a 10 minute Q & A afterwards.
The performance challenges the viewer to think about how they view bodies.
Afterwards she will lead a Body Mapping Workshop, where the partecipants use texts and drawings to share their own story of their bodies.

I would like to invite the audience, especially women living in Queens and NYC, to experience the same journey I went through in discovering my new body and accepting myself anew.

The aim of this event is to explore issues of identity and agency as experienced by a contemporary artist who is also a woman, mother and immigrant in the United States. We will explore identity and social relationships.

Body Mapping:  an inter-generational dialogue tool helping people of different generations to talk to each other. The experience builds trust and deepens people’s understanding of how their lives are all connected with each other.

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