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A dance theater creation inspired by indigenous tribes of North & South America. Primal impulses: communication, identity, ritual.
A dance theater creation inspired by indigenous tribes of North & South America. Primal impulses: communication, identity, ritual.
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Because of you

Dear Friend, Querido Amigo,

First and foremost, I would like to thank you for supporting Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama. It is because of you that we are able to continue to create and perform each year.

2015 was a year of prosperity! During the 2015 season, AL/DD premiered In Pursuit of Happiness at the Alchemical Theater in October, as well as preview the performance in September at the Argentinian Consulate. Anabella collaborated with many artists for the project including Daniel Pettrow, Todd Carroll and Lauren Ohmer. Anabella’s book, Unveiling Motion and Emotion sold over 80 copies, and has received awards including an Honorable Mention Best Art Book/ Spanish or Bilingual from the International Latino Book Awards in San Francisco as part of the American Library Association Conference. Anabella has been a faculty member at Wagner College and Peridance Center and taught over 350 classes this year. AL/DD hosted a DanceDrama Workshop Series, at Center for Performance Research, focusing on choreography, technique, and methodology of teaching and was able to participate in two choreography workshops with Ralph Lemon and Susan Rethorst.

In 2016, DanceDrama will celebrate its 10th anniversary! Keep eyes open for information about our 10th anniversary celebration hi-lighting the most important works of the company since starting in the USA. This event will show the transformation and evolution of Anabella’s choreography through the development of her craft, innovations in multimedia, and collaborations with composers, lighting designers, photographers, actors, and costume designers. 2016 will begin with an Argentinian tour presenting Unveiling Motion and Emotion and premiering In Pursuit of Happiness in Buenos Aires and Bahia Blanca. A yearlong workshop series ‘DanceDrama Lab Workshops’, with focuses in Repertory, Choreography and Methodology of Teaching will begin in February, teaching students how to teach dance, stimulating them to create their own works, and work with DanceDrama studying their repertory and technique. Finally in January of 2017, Meaningful Gestures: Inner Thoughts and Outward Expressions, Anabella’s new book will be released!

Your interest in our endeavor is extremely appreciated by us, but what we are asking for now is a greater commitment to our company and the work we do. With your financial support we can continue to develop new works and publish Anabella’s upcoming second book. We are hoping you will make a gift to Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama. Whatever you can give will be extremely appreciated by the entire company.

Sincerely yours, Anabella Lenzu

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Your tax-deductible contributions will go towards fees for artists and collaborators, rehearsal space, costumes, videos, marketing & publicity. If your company has a Matching gift program, your donation can go twice as far!

The future of our company lies with you!

Please help us as we move forward with our plans for 2016! 

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Please make checks payable to The Field. In the Memo line, write Anabella Lenzu. Please mail all checks to Anabella Lenzu /DanceDrama, 233 Devoe St, 1B, Brooklyn, NY 11211 

www.AnabellaLenzu.com

Sat, Nov 21: Cocktail Party!

You are invited to an evening of Fun, Food, and Entertainment!

Celebrate our 10th Anniversary and support the Company's 2016 Season!

I deeply appreciate the support you have shown me over the past 10 years!

Our 10th Anniversary Celebration highlights the most important works of the company since starting in USA.

When: Saturday, November 21 from 7-9:30pm

Where: Center for Performance Research (CPR) 361 Manhattan Ave, Williamsbug, Brooklyn, NY

What: Eat, Drink and see excerpts of AL/DD repertory. Special Guest Performers, raffle with fabulous prizes, Silent Art Auction, including photographs by Todd Carroll, Collages by Lucio Lenzu-Carroll and others.

How: Take the L Train to Graham Avenue.

RSVP by November 18th to info@AnabellaLenzu.com

Suggested donation is $20

To Purchase your tickets online, CLICK HERE

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Save the Date: Oct 23-25

Dear Friends,

SAVE THE DATE: October 23-25, 2015 at The Alchemical Theater Lab, located at 104 W 14th Street, (between 6Av and & 7 Ave) in NYC.

We will premiere In Pursuit of Happiness, a special new dance theater piece in honor of my father Antonio that passed away last year.

Infinite THANKS for your support, Anabella

What does it mean to disappear? In Pursuit is a work which explores the themes of death, memory, disappearance, and hope through a collage of juxtapositions. Through this fragmented approach I hope to piece together for myself the experience of losing my father. Although the jarring images and disruptive use of many media may initially seem to yield no cohesion, unification comes from the use of these diverse media.

In Pursuit is a powerful combination of dance, theater, props, photo projections, video, and also a theoretical exploration of existence. Jean Cocteaus once said, “if you want to see death, just keep looking in the mirror.” I will be working with dancer, Lauren Ohmer, acting and voice coach, Daniel Pettrow (Wooster Group), and music landscape designer Todd Carroll (School of Visual Arts).

http://www.AnabellaLenzu.com

Anabella's New Book

Dear Friends,

Thanks for your generous support of Pachamama in 2013.

Your trust moves me deeply.

I ask you to be by my side again and support the creation my new book Meaningful Gestures: Inner Thought and Outward Expression!

This new book will serve current and future dancers as they continue to train and explore the professional world of dance. As a teacher I have been sharing my knowledge with a younger generation for 25 years, and I hope through my second book to continue to broaden the scope of students I reach.

With immense gratitude, Anabella

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/anabellalenzu/meaningful-gestures-inward-thoughts-and-outward-ge

Fun, Food and Entertainment!

Cocktail Benefit Party!

You are invited to an evening of Fun, Food, and Entertainment to help benefit the Company’s 2015 season and to support the writing of my second book!

I deeply appreciate the support you have shown me over the past 8 years of my artistic development in New York City.

I am excited to announce that after the success of my first book Unveiling Motion and Emotion, in 2013, I am looking forward to creating another resource for the dance community with a new book tentatively entitled Meaningful Gestures: Inner Thought and Outward Expression.

When: Friday, December 5, from 7:30-9:30pm

Where: Center for Performance Research (CPR) 361 Manhattan Ave, Williamsbug, Brooklyn, NY

What: Eat, Drink and see excerpts from In Pursuit of Happiness performed by Lauren Ohmer. Listen to passages from my new book Meaningful Gestures: Inner Thought and Outward Expression. Silent Art Auction, including photographs by Todd Carroll.

RSVP by December 1st to info@AnabellaLenzu.com


Suggested donation is $20

To pay for the tickets by credit card: PAY PAL

If you are unable to attend to The Cocktail Benefit Party 
but would like to make a donation CLICK HERE!