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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
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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BIG NEWS:
starting on Thursday, September 13th,
I will teach regular DANCE THEATER CLASSES – Open Level
Every Thursday from 7:30-9:00PM
at Peridance Capezio Center 
(126 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Ave, New York)
Can’t wait to share this journey with you!
For more info CLICK HERE:

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. 

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Part-time Intern Position available for: 
Development and Marketing
Ana Puerta
AL/DD offers stimulating internship opportunities for someone seeking experience in arts administration, development and marketing. The intern will gain experience in operations, marketing, public relations, archiving and production within a small yet very active professional dance company. The intern will directly assist Anabella Lenzu, Artistic Director, with producing events, marketing campaigns, grant research, database management and other pertinent work. Applicants should be available to commit for a minimum of 3 months, hours negotiable (8 hours / week preferred).
Internships can range from 3-12 month commitments, initially unpaid, with the opportunity to grow into a paid position.
The internship will start on September 3, 2018.

Development and Marketing Intern
1. Qualifications: 
The Administration applicant must have excellent oral and written communications skills, be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and able to manage multiple tasks and deadlines. The candidate for the internship position must work well independently, with exceptional attention to detail, outstanding communications and organizational skills, and a passion for the arts.

2. Compensation:  
This is an unpaid internship. AL/DD will provide a diligent and reliable intern with excellent recommendation letters and free performance tickets and the opportunity to attend Anabella Lenzu’s classes (for those with a dance background). This is a great opportunity to gain real life experience working closely with a small professional Arts Organization.

To be considered for the position, please write a cover letter
(no longer than 1 page) explaining:
a) Why you wish to intern at AL/DD
b) Your qualifications and interests
c) Your goals and expectations for the internship and dates and days of the week you are available
Applications due: August 20, 2018. 
For more Info CLICK HERE

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DANCE THEATER WORKSHOP:
Emotion creates Motion and Motion creates Emotion
Jul 23 – Jul 27, 2018
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
at Peridance Capezio Center (126 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Ave, NYC)

FACULTY: ANABELLA LENZU

Expand your craft, technique and creativity in an exclusive, personalized, tailored program. 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 Workshop explores the principle: Motion Creates Emotion /Emotion Creates Motion, and emphasizes the use of imagination, interpretation and body coordination and control.

DANCE TECHNIQUE (Monday – Friday, 10:00- 11:30AM)
Students develop alignment technique and an understanding of the dynamic in dance. Increase flexibility and strength as well as to develop muscular awareness in order to prevent injuries. Using phrases of repertory, students solve technical problems, using fundamentals of ballet and modern dance techniques. Proper technique is the foundation for learning to dance and control the body, showing how to use one’s muscles, achieve balance, and become aware of posture and placement.

REPERTORY (Monday – Friday, 11:30AM-1:00PM)
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. There will be a showing on the final day of the workshop (Friday, July 27) from 12:40-1:00PM to showcase repertory developed during the workshop.

CONCLUSION:
It is an honor for me to be able to sustain and support dancers in the delicate task of cultivating their awareness of themselves as individual artists. As we become aware of our passions and strengths, we are able to wake the creative impulse in others. I seek what is essential and want to connect or reconnect people with the joy of dance. Wherever I go, I teach with a human and comprehensive pedagogy in which creativity, ethics and aesthetics are intertwined. – Anabella

Workshop Fee(Tech +Rep): $200
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Article by Daniel Pettrow

“What then is truth? A movable host of metaphors, metonymies, and anthropomorphisms:  in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred and embellished, and which, after long usage, seem to a people to be fixed, canonical, and binding.  Truths are illusions which we have forgotten are illusions.”  That is what Friedrich Nietzsche examined in his essay “On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense.”  #Nietzsche suggests that our purest contact with reality lies in breaking free from the trap of language and standing in absolute attentive presence with the actuality of what is before us – beyond classification, beyond description, beyond constriction into concept.

Working on Anabella’s “No More Beautiful Dances,” I was reminded of this essay by Nietzsche.  When Anabella first approached me about working with her on this new creation, she told me she wanted to examine what it means to be a choreographer, a dancer, a teacher, a mother, and an immigrant at this point in her life.  How have things changed?  What do all of these identities mean now?  Have they transformed over time?  How has her body changed?  What is the relationship for her to be both an artist and a mom?  What does it mean for her to be a woman?  Is it even possible to reach an objective “truth” by examining these questions?

 At the beginning of the rehearsal process we set up two video cameras – one mounted on the floor and one in the ceiling.  Both cameras were directly facing each other and projected on the wall behind.  Anabella would then stand in the middle of the cameras, and immediately there would appear three different perspectives:  Anabella’s image from below, Anabella’s image from above, and her actual body in the physical space.  My eye would dart back and forth between these fracturedimages.  Immediately, we began exploring how her body moves, looks, and feels in this set up; all with the intention of searching for answers to her questions of identity.

After some time, it became clear to me that the material being generated was falling into three categories: attempting to define oneself; physical changes; striving to fit in.  This realization helped create a structure and order for the piece.  The elements we began working with were  Anabella defining the space and her body, how her body has changed over time, searching for language to articulate herself, and, eventually, defining a new perspective of herself as a dancer, a choreographer, and a woman.  “No More Beautiful Dances” is a journey of Anabella attempting to reflect, react, and reveal a new “truth” about herself and where she is at today.  It’s a “truth” made up of fractured parts, of fractured languages, of fractured body parts, all in the hope of showing what it means to be a human being.

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Daniel Pettrow is a director, actor, and teacher based in New York.  He frequently focuses on new and experimental creations while fostering collaborations with artists from different disciplines.

Daniel is a frequent collaborator with Anabella Lenzu, having directed IN PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, PACHAMAMA, and SANGRE & ARENA.  He is an associate actor with The Wooster Group (since 2006) having performed in HAMLET, VIEUX CARRE, and WHO’S YOUR DADA?!.  He is a teaching artist at The Wooster Group’s Summer Institute. Daniel is an associate artist with multi disciplinary theater company Bluemouth Inc, performing in DANCE MARATHON, HOW SOON IS NOW?, and DEATH BY WATER.  He works closely with French director Arthur Nauzyciel, having performed Bob in Jean Genet’s SPLENDID’S, Cal in Bernard Marie Koltes’ BLACK BATTLES WITH DOGS, Roberto Zucco in ROBERTO ZUCCO, and Mark Antony in JULIUS CAESAR.  Daniel recently worked with renowned Italian director Romeo Castelluci, performing in JULIUS CAESAR: SPARED PARTS for FIAF’S ‘Crossing the Line’ Festival.  Daniel dances the role of ‘The Wolf’ in Isaac Mizrahi’s production of PETER AND THE WOLF at The Guggenheim for their ‘Works and Process’ series (since 2012.)  Daniel has performed in over 70 plays at International and Regional theaters.

Daniel is the assistant director and performer of the new creation THE PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTY, a collaboration between Maira Kalman and John Heginbotham. The show premiered in Sept 2017, at Jacob’s Pillow, The Guggenheim, and BAM.  Daniel is the director of New York’s sketch group “Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting”.  He also directed Marie Darrieussecq’s THE SEA MUSEUM for FIAF’s ‘Crossing the Line’ Festival.

 Daniel is the Communications Director and Drama Teacher for Heifetz International Music Institute (since 2013.)  He also is a guest teacher at NYU and other leading dance and theater companies.  For the past three years, Daniel has been a guest teacher and lecturer at THE BANFF CENTRE for their ‘Concert in the 21st Century’ program.  Daniel has collaborated with John Heginbotham as the drama director for YoungArts Miami (2015) and YoungArts LA (2016 & 2017).  TV:  “Red Band Society”, “Good Eats”, “Don’t Know Jack”.  FILM:  “In Stereo”, “Sweet Parents”, “The Cult of Sincerity”,  “The Last Adam”, “FightF*ckPray”,  “Psychopathia Sexualis”, “Kathy T”, “My Uncle Sidney.” http://www.danielpettrow.com

Make sure you come see NO MORE BEAUTIFUL DANCES on 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 and THURSDAY, MAY 31 at 7pm as part of La Mama Moves Festival at The Downstarirs Theater (66 East 4th Street, btw Bowery & 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003) http://lamama.org/no_more_beautiful_dances/