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PROGRAMA DE MENTORÍA de DANZA ONLINE

Dirijido por Anabella Lenzu

Escuchando tus necesidades durante esta pandemia, creé un NUEVO programa educativo ONLINE via ZOOM para vos.

Mejora tu técnica y cultiva tu creatividad.

Estoy muy feliz de poder ofrecer esta oportunidad de tutoría y así compartir mis 30 años de experiencia como maestra, coreógrafa y bailarina con ustedes.  Además de crecer personalmente y profesionalmente, ésta será una oportunidad única para conectarse con otros artistas internacionales que trabajan seriamente y con una sólida visión.

Los workshops tendrán un cupo máximo de 10 participantes por taller.  

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Workshop de Composición Coreográfica:

  • Sábados 6, 13, 20 y 27 de junio de 2020
  • 11am – 2pm, hora de Nueva York, EDT
  • 12hs -15hs, hora de Argentina y Brasil
  • 5pm – 8pm, hora Países europeos- CEST

Durante el workshop se ofrecerán herramientas para crear tus coreografías, explorando los elementos de la composición, tanto para el escenario como para realizar videos de danza. Examinaremos el proceso creativo aprendiendo a asumir riesgos y como tomar decisiones artísticas. A través de ejercicios en clase y  exploraciones fuera de clase, los participantes investigarán tanto la forma como el contenido en sus obras.  No solo investigaremos cómo bailas y qué bailas, sino que también afrontaremos la pregunta ¿Por qué bailas? …Porque danza es el medio expresivo de nuestro ser.

Objetivos del Workshop: • Comprender los elementos y el diseño coreográfico. • Utilizar la exploración del movimiento y la improvisación para desarrollar un nuevo vocabulario del movimiento. • Desarrollar el tema. • Identificar formas y estilos coreográficos. • Aprender a respetar el proceso creativo de cada uno. • Desarrollar las habilidades del pensamiento crítico. • Desarrollar un sentido de los propios gustos estéticos.

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Workshop de Barre a Terre

  • Lunes, 1, 8, 15 y 22 de junio, 2020
  • 11 am-2pm hora de Nueva York – EDT
  • 12hs -15hs hora de Argentina y Brasil
  • 5 pm – 8pm hora Países europeos- CEST

Descubre el poder del cuerpo y su energía expresiva.Este workshop está dirijido a bailarines y actores, que deseen desarrollar, mejorar la postura, colocación y técnica. Abierto a todos los niveles de experiencia.

Descripción del Workshop:
El objetivo de este taller es desarrollar y profundizar la comprensión de los principios de las habilidades básicas para todos los estudios de movimiento.

Objetivos: • Aprender, desarrollar y comprender los principios básicos de movimiento, tales como la colocación dinámica a través de la coordinación, la  integración del sistema neuro /esquelético /muscular, la fuerza, el equilibrio y la conciencia espacial. Adquirir conciencia muscular para prevenir lesiones. • Explorar el uso del espacio, la coordinación y el control corporal de la energía. • Analizar los efectos de la gravedad en el movimiento. • Reconocer los huesos y músculos principales del cuerpo humano.• Comprender cómo la respiración para afecta el movimiento.

TODAS LAS CLASES SON ONLINE Y A  TRAVÉS DEL PROGRAMA ZOOM. DURANTE LOS WORKSHOPS SE GARANTIZA LA ATENCIÓN PERSONALIZADA Y SE INCLUIRÁ MATERIAL TEÓRICO.

PARA REGISTRARSE, ENVÍE UN EMAIL A: INFO@ANABELLALENZU.COM EXPLICANDO POR QUÉ ESTÁ INTERESADO EN PARTICIPAR Y SU CURRICULUM. FECHA LíMITE DE INSCRIPCIÓN: 25 DE MAYO DE 2020. 

EL COSTO DE CADA TALLER ES $150 (DOLARES) POR PERSONA POR WORKSHOP. SI DESEA TOMAR AMBOS WORKSHOPS HABRÁ UN DESCUENTO DE $50 (DOLARES).

AL FINALIZAR CADA WORKSHOP SE OTORGARÁ UN CERTIFICADO DE PARTICIPACIÓN.  

www. AnabellaLenzu.com

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Expand your craft, technique, and creativity 
with personalized tailored workshops 
via ZOOM

by Anabella Lenzu

I always remember that the word teaching is linked to the word service. The term “service in dance” is in decay, but as Mary Wigman said in a letter to a young dancer, “Our task, however, lies in serving: to serve the dance, to serve the work, to serve man, and to serve life. Keep the artistic fire from being extinguished.” I say, keep alive the flame of service in dance for the community. 

I hear your needs…

I created a NEW Online Educational Program for my company Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama that addresses your needs during this pandemic.

I am very pleased to offer this mentorship opportunity and share my 30 years of experience and knowledge as a teacher, choreographer, and writer.

Besides your personal growth, this will be a unique opportunity to connect with other international artists working with deep intensity and strong vision.
The workshop size is limited to 10 students per workshop.
With Love and Gratitude,
Anabella
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Dance Composition/Choreography Workshop:
Saturdays, June 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2020
from 11am-2pm New York Time- EDT 
from noon-3pm Argentina & Brazil
from 5-8pm European Countries- CEST 
This workshop will give you the tools to create your own original dances, exploring the elements of composition, both for the stage as well as for dance films.
We will examine the creative process by learning how to take risks, transition from thinking to feeling to making artistic choices. Through short in-class assignments and extensive work outside of class, students will investigate both form and content in choreography. Participants will create and perform solo studies based on choreographic problems.
We look not only at what you dance but also ask the question “Why do you dance?” Dance is the expressive medium of our heart, mind, and soul.
Course Objectives 
  • To understand choreographic elements and design.
  • To utilize movement exploration and improvisation to develop movement vocabulary.
  • To develop subject matter.
  • To identify choreographic forms.
  • To recognize choreographic styles.
  • To develop the skill to critically and articulately analyze a dance with an objective eye.
  • To learn how to give feedback, appreciate, and respect each other creative process.
  • To develop the skills of critical thinking.
  • To give you confidence in understanding what you are seeing.
  • To help develop a sense of your own aesthetic tastes.
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Barre a Terre Workshop
Mondays, June 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2020  
11am-2pm New York Time- EDT 
12pm-3pm Argentina & Brazil
5pm-8pm European Countries- CEST
Find your inner-strength. Use your body and your energy in a healthy way as an instrument of your expression whether you are ballet, modern, or hip hop dancer or actor. Develop & Improve alignment and technique. Acquire a muscular awareness in order to prevent injuries. Open to all levels of experience.
Course Description  
The focus of this workshop is to further develop and deepen one’s understanding of the principles of the skills basic to all movement studies; such as dynamic alignment through coordination and integration of the neuro/skeletal/muscular system, strength, balance, and spatial awareness. To this end, we will explore alignment with an emphasis on anatomical principles and enlist the appropriate neuromuscular effort needed to dance with optimal integration of every aspect of the individual body, mind, and spirit.
Course Objectives 
  • To learn, develop & understand the principles of the skills basic to all movement studies; such as dynamic alignment through coordination and integration of the neuro/skeletal/muscular system, strength, balance, and spatial awareness.
  • To explore the use of space, dynamic, coordination, and body control of energy.
  • To compare how exercises & alignment of the body affect the upright position and the different effects of gravity on the dancer.
  • To know the names of major bones and muscles
  • To learn to develop & understand breath control to better understand how it affects movement.

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ALL CLASSES VIA ZOOM. 
I WILL PROVIDE INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION, FEEDBACK, AND GUIDANCE FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL, WHICH IS WHY ALL PARTICIPANTS NEED TO BE PRE-REGISTERED. NO SINGLE CLASSES ARE ALLOWED.
EACH PARTICIPANT NEEDS TO REGISTER FOR THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE COURSE, SO I WILL BE ABLE TO DEDICATE MYSELF INTENSIVELY TO THE PROGRESS OF EACH ARTIST.
THEORETICAL MATERIAL IS INCLUDED.

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 10 STUDENTS PER WORKSHOP.

TO APPLY: PLEASE SEND A COVER LETTER EXPLAINING WHY YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING AND YOUR RESUME TO INFO@ANABELLALENZU.COM BY MAY 25, 2020

PLEASE DESIGNATE WHAT WORKSHOP YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.

THE COST OF EACH WORKSHOP IS $150 PER PERSON.
$50 DISCOUNT WHEN TAKING BOTH WORKSHOPS
 NOTE: AT THE END OF EACH WORKSHOP YOU WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

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Dear Friends, Colleagues, Dancers, and Students:

As a little gift for you, I want to share one of my chapters from my book “Unveiling Motion and Emotion” that I published in 2013, because it may help in these times of social distancing. Feeling support for so many friends and publications around the world that shared my opinions.

Enjoy and use this difficult time to deepen your practice, art, and research.

Much love and Gratitude from Brooklyn!
Anabella

www.AnabellaLenzu.com

 

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Dear Friends, Dancers, and Students:
As a little gift for you, I want to share one of my chapters from my book “Unveiling Motion and Emotion” that I published in 2013, because it may help with these times of social distancing.

https://www.anabellalenzu.com/emotion-creates-motion

Let’s see the glass half full.

Enjoy and use this quiet time to deepen in your practice, art, and research.
Much love and Gratitude from Brooklyn! Anabella

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I WANT TO BE THE ETERNAL STUDENT
The period of my greatest creative and technical growth as a dancer came over the course of four years (1995-1999) in my home city of Bahia Blanca, Argentina, where I directed my own school, “L’Atelier” Centro Creativo de Danza.
Every morning I would teach with my assistant Soledad Gutierrez, and I gave myself a class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Yes, I taught myself! It was a matter of self-discipline, self-knowledge, and self-respect.
Without self-discipline, conscience, and maturity, nothing in life bears fruit – and that is especially true in a dancer’s career.
Why was that period so significant for me? Because even when I felt tired or lazy, I knew that without work, growth was impossible, and a voice from my subconscious urged me to believe in myself.
Even when I wasn’t at 100 percent, I would get up, drink a cup of tea, and leave for my studio. My routine: one hour of stretching and physical preparation; one hour at the barre; one hour in the center; then I rehearsed. How hard it is to have the discipline and commitment to work with yourself day after day! But oh the beauty…
Why is it so hard for us to take the time to connect with ourselves through movement, even though we know it always makes us feel better? Laziness, distractions, fear of failure, and fear of our own limitations are just some of the monsters to be vanquished.
Now why, after so many years of taking a class from other teachers, was this period so valuable for me? Because I am both my best student and my best teacher. That time teaching myself is and was my best gift: the chance to dedicate time to listen to myself and, in a way, re-create myself.
Today, living in New York, a mother and wife, a professor at two universities, and the director of my own dance company, I feel distractions gnawing at me constantly, trying to keep me from listening to myself again.
The life of a dancer is a constant fight interspersed with bursts of development, full of work, filled with distractions and procrastination.
The conscience and self-discipline that I acquired in that time accompany me to this day, helping me face life each day because inside I know who I am.
One puts oneself to the test looking in the mirror every day, trying to decipher one’s reflection. Many times we don’t want to see the truth; we’d rather turn a blind eye or come up with a false self-image. I was bulimic but with my family’s – and especially my mother Graciela’s – patience and guidance, I overcame it. Many times I reached my physical and mental limits. I suffered panic attacks and felt I couldn’t control my life, and thank God I overcame those as well. I overcame them by listening to myself, confronting my- self in the mirror, closing my eyes and cultivating an internal self- image. This is my dance training, and I apply it to all areas of my life.
Our perception develops. As dancers (after years of training), we know how we appear externally, how the audience sees and perceives us. We have built our internal framework, the skeleton of our artistic selves, and just as we built the house, we must furnish the interiors.
When we close our eyes, monsters appear fear, insecurity, perfectionism, self-repression, censorship. When we close our eyes, we can’t lie to ourselves, we are forced to exist in the here and now, without taking flight or letting our imaginations transport us elsewhere. Through years of constant, persistent work, we form an umbilical cord – a connection – between the darkness and the light.
I invite you to submerge yourself and pursue self-knowledge be-cause without that, we are lost in life. When we remain strangers to ourselves, we are deprived of the pleasure of growing, transforming, and finally discovering an inner balance.
That period in Argentina was my creative and pedagogical laboratory, a place everyone should build for themselves so they can enter it daily and when needed.
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Dear Friends, Dancers, and Students:
As a little gift for you, I have compiled a list of amazing and free resources online where you can research and see dance, plays, musicals, concerts, museums and libraries from your home no matter where you are.
Enjoy and use this quiet time to deepen in your practices, arts, and research. 
Much love and Gratitude from Brooklyn,
Anabella
 
Also: 
  • Youtube is a great resource to expand knowledge about dance and artists. As a choreographer & dance history and dance criticism professor, I created a library on my page, which enables dancers to view and analyze historical and contemporary dance pieces. I created 100 playlists (with approximately 1,200 videos) organized by historical periods and choreographers. Please SUBSCRIBE to my youtube page.
  • Pinterest:  I created a board about METHODOLOGYof TEACHING DANCE.  Subscribe to see amazing images about anatomy, kinesiology, centers of energy to enhance your dance technique and get inspired by accurate imagery.
 
FREE DANCE BOOKS to download in English and Spanish:
Books for FREE to download from the NYPL in NYC:
 
UNESCO Library
 
Montreal Library
 
3000 Arts Book to Download in PDF
 


12 famous museums offer virtual tours you can take on your couch:
https://hellogiggles.com/news/museums-with-virtual-tours/?utm_term=A36AA812-655E-11EA-97D8-7D87C28169F1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=hellogiggles_hellogiggles&fbclid=IwAR2V7xOqDKZmOkYQtPu-5TZ_aM1VLO1VHkahR7sOL3NcBZ0sxiQCfnUrYx0 

500 museums virtual tours: https://artsandculture.google.com 

Plays and Musicals Switch to Streaming: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/theater/theater-streaming.html?fbclid=IwAR15vAURx4AH6OEx7ZUqvqmPoceialDTwh9IrFefrlaTDOzyu2vBZHdrzos

Ópera de París
https://www.operadeparis.fr/
https://www.france.tv/spectacles-et-culture/

Metropolitan Opera “Live in HD”: https://www.metopera.org/user-information/nightly-met-opera-streams/

 
 

BERLIN PHILHARMONIC

 
Dance Podcast in NYC:

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“My Body, My Country” 
Dance Theater Performance 
and participatory 
Visual Art Creative Workshop
 
Lead by Argentinean choreographer Anabella Lenzu 
  • Presented by BAAD as part BAAD!ASS Women Festival

SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020

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at The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance (2474 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461, Westchester Square)

FREE ADMISSION
&

at Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South, New York, NY, 10012)

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How does our body become our homeland? 
How do our bodies become a receptacle and messenger of the multiple realities we are immersed in?

During the 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 stories 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 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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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. 
Thanks for your support of Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama over these last 14 years!

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