From the chaos of daily life, Anabella Lenzu / DanceDrama distills the pure essence of real experience, real feelings and real people.
DanceDrama is the magnifying glass that reveals and examines emotional histories.
Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama is thought provoking and historically conscious dance-theater company, breaking down the wall separating artist from audience. Based in New York, the mission of AL/DD is to establish and develop a cultural, educational and artistic exchange between the communities of the United States, Argentina & Italy.
Lenzu crosses sociopolitical and cultural barriers, promoting dance and art education through teaching and performing. AL/DD explores themes of collective memory, individual identity, and social awareness by having dancers and audience fuse in a psychological and emotional experience. The repertory is an uncommon blend of modern dance, theater, ballet and ethnographic folk traditions.
Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama, had its premier New York season produced and presented by Dance New Amsterdam in October 2006. Since then, the company’s work has been seen in Baryshnikov Arts Center, Joyce Soho, Movement Research at Judson Church, 92nd Street Y, Dixon Place, DMAC Duo Multicultural Arts Center, DUMBO Festival, Galapagos Art Space, WAXworks, Center for Remembering & Sharing (CRS), Chashama, The Embassy of Argentina, COOL New York Festival, La Mama, Hatch Series/TheWorks Studio, NYU Casa Zerilli Marimo, Merce Cunningham Studio, New Dance Group Art Center, Roulette, University Settlement, Abrons Arts Center, Triskelion Arts Center, Jewish Community Center, HERE Arts Center y Charlotte Dance Festival/NC, among others.
The mission of Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama is to introduce people to dance-theater and develop a cultural, educational and artistic exchange between New York and communities in Argentina, Chile, and Italy.
Teaching and performing worldwide emboldens, promotes and enriches people, communities and dance, transcending socio-political and cultural boundaries. Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama strives to create an audacious, intimate and unique dance language that opens a dialogue about: creativity, memory, fantasy, reality and social awareness within a global community. The solo and ensemble pieces of Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama's repertory is an uncommon blend of traditional modern dance (the lineage of Humphrey-Limon, Graham and Sokolow), ballet and ethnographic folk traditions.
Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama's commitment is to stimulate and encourage audiences to identify with the characters performing and undergo a catharsis of their own impulses and desires, removing the 4th wall that separates artist from audience. The search for the essential drama is transparent, so that the audience is wholly involved in the transformative process. Both the dancers and the audience fuse in a psychological and emotional experience.