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DANCE THEATER WORKSHOP:
Emotion creates Motion and Motion creates Emotion
Jul 23, 2018 - 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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NEWSLETTER JULY 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