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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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5 more days!!!

Dear Amigos,

Our Kickstart Campaign will finish in 5 MORE DAYS! We just made 67% of our goal.

Help us celebrate our 10 Anniversary!

Your trust in me and my work moves me deeply.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/anabellalenzu/aldds-10-year-anniversary-recreating-pachamama-mot

A big hug and hope to see you at the Performances of Pachamama in May,

Anabella

  • Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30pm at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street, NY 10002) as part of the Festival Fast Forward: We will present a full length performance of Pachamama: Mother World. 
  •  Saturday, May 28 at 7:30pm: IDACO Festival at Sheen Theater (18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012): We will present a full length performance of Pachamama: Mother World.

10 years, 300 performances, 12 choreographic works in 80 venues

Dear Friends,

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. DanceDrama is celebrating its 10th anniversary!

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.

Make a pledge to our NEW Kickstarter campaign! No donation is too small!

Sincerely yours, Anabella Lenzu

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/anabellalenzu/aldds-10-year-anniversary-recreating-pachamama-mot

Celebrate AL/DD's 10th Anniversary

Hola Amigos,

Celebrate AL/DD's 10th Anniversary!!!!

We need your support to re-create Pachamama. 

Pledge today and spread the word!

Thanks for your trust in the creation of Pachamama in 2013.

Muchas Gracias! Anabella and team

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/anabellalenzu/aldds-10-year-anniversary-recreating-pachamama-mot

On Becoming a Fox, an Enigma, and a Cuckold

Hola Amigos!

Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama is celebrating its 10th anniversary! 

Angela Schöpke (our new amazing intern) interviews AL/DD’s dancers about what their creative journeys in re-creating Pachamama. Enjoy the article! Part 2 

https://anabellalenzu.wordpress.com/2016/03/27/on-becoming-a-fox-an-enigma-and-a-cuckold/

A big hug, Anabella

Year of Celebration!‏

 Hola amigos!

I am so happy invite you to the beginning of our celebratory year commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama!

For the occasion, I am recreating a seminal work, Pachamama: Mother World and showing some excerpts from last year's In Pursuit of Happiness.

Five shows coming up in April and May! Save these dates and join us!

A hug and Infinite thanks for your support in the creation of Pachamama, 

Anabella

 In Pursuit of Happiness

What does it mean to disappear? In Pursuit is a dance-theater piece that explores the themes of death, memory, disappearance, and hope through a collage of juxtapositions. "I want the happiness that comes from both remembering and from fighting against remembering. A happiness that includes the sadness, pain and injury of experience but also goes forward. Not memory that works like an anchor, but like a catapult. Not a memory that you just arrive at, but one that's a launch pad." Eduardo Galeano

In Pursuit of Happiness is an ongoing daily memory trip to remember and honor Mrs. Lenzu's father, Antonio, who served as her guide and scaffolding.

Choreography: Anabella Lenzu

Direction: Daniel Pettrow

Dancers: Lauren Ohmer & Anabella Lenzu

Music Landscape: Todd Carroll

Photo Projections: Anabella Lenzu

  • Thursday, March 24 at 7pm at The Tank (151 W 46th St, 8th fl.). Anabella will be the guest judge for xyz nyc and gives feedback to each of the choreographers selected for this festival.We will also present a 15 minute excerpt from In Pursuit of Happiness. Tickets $10  
  • Sunday, April 10 at noon at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street, NY 10002): Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of The Field. We will present a 15 minute excerpt from In Pursuit of Happiness. Tickets $15

 Pachamama: Mother World

Pachamama: Mother World is an exploration of Dance Theatre inspired by the male initiation rituals of the Selk'nam, a tribe of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. The performance unfolds like a prehistoric commedia dell arte, moving away from the presentational side of dance and reconnecting with the primal impulses of art.

Choreographer: Anabella Lenzu

Music Landscape: Todd Carroll

Acting and Voice Coach: Daniel Pettrow

Costume and Mask Designer: Jennifer Johanos

Dancers: Lauren Ohmer, Erik Zarcone, Graham Cole, Kara Chan and Sydney Ruf-Wong Rehearsal Assistant: Hope Parker

Apprentices: Hope Parker, Dina Denis & Cesar Bordermann

  • Monday, April 18 at 7:30pm at DMAC (62 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003): Open rehearsal of Pachamama: Mother World. Limited seating. Free Admission. RSVP: info@anabellalenzu.com 
  • Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30pm at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street, NY 10002) as part of the Festival Fast Forward: We will present a full length performance of Pachamama: Mother World. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door 
  •  Saturday, May 28 at 7:30pm: IDACO Festival at Sheen Theater (18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012): We will present a full length performance of Pachamama: Mother World. General Admission: $25/ Students $15 http://www.AnabellaLenzu.com