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.
While re-staging The Grass is Always Greener… during my fellowship at CAVE this year, I found myself fascinated again by use of quotidian gestures—the gestures that make up our daily lives and influence our interactions with the people around us. Throughout The Grass… you will see gestures plucked from the ordinary events that help make life meaningful. The dance is also filled with gestures that exist outside of particular events and have acquired meaningful…Continue
I believe that music acts as a partner to dance. In The Grass is Always Greener… one finds an overlapping of layers so that dance, music, and the poetry of the lyrics intertwine to create the multifaceted and profoundly human characters you see on stage. However, even without understanding the lyrics the audience can still connect to the rhythm and melody of the music. The musical accompaniment for The Grass… helps to create the dynamic characters and vivid scenes that…Continue
Masters in Dance vs Professional Experience
By Anabella Lenzu
Titles are titles, papers are papers, but if you truly know your field, you know it.
It doesn’t matter what title you have.
Artists feel obligated to pay approximately $40,000 dollars to enroll in a master’s in dance degree program, because they need to find stability, a home, time to research, and learn the tools to be…Continue