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DANCE THEATER (OPEN LEVEL) 

at Peridance Capezio Center (126 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Ave)

  • THURSDAYS 7:30- 9pm (starting September 13th, 2018)

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. 

DANCE TECHNIQUE 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 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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NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2018 


  • Consider supporting us! 12 years, 350 performances, 13 choreographic works at 90 venues presenting thought provoking and historically conscious dance-theater!
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  • Anabella’s BLOG is open!  Please visit to get updates about upcoming performances and events, and feel free to stay in touch by commenting here!                                                                                                                     
  •  Anabella's book Unveiling Motion and Emotion received an Honorable Mention in the category of Best Art Book/ Spanish or Bilingual from the International Latino Book Awards in San Francisco as part of the American Library Association Conference.       
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    UPCOMING PERFORMANCES 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.

    It is a search to define identity in a modern context, and discern the way in which to shape one's own agency through a post-colonialist lens. What does it mean to be human? The body becomes the homeland, and movement is a mother tongue. The show explores two ideas: the body as a container and the body as a tool, using two live-streaming cameras, two projectors and two laptops. Technology in this piece is a magnifying glass, showing something normally hidden from normal view. The cameras become a portal to another dimension for the audience and performer.

    Choreographer and Dancer: Anabella Lenzu

    Video Projection Design: Todd Carroll

    Direction: Daniel Pettrow

    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.