Dancer, Choreographer, Writer & Teacher
Originally from Argentina, Anabella Lenzu is a dancer, choreographer, writer and teacher with over 30 years of experience working in Argentina, Chile, Italy, and the USA.
Lenzu directs her own company, Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama (ALDD), which since 2006 has presented 390 performances, created 14 choreographic works and performed at 100 venues, presenting thought-provoking and historically conscious dance-theater in NYC.
As a choreographer, she has been commissioned all over the world for opera, TV programs, theatre productions, and by many dance companies. She has produced and directed several award-winning short dance films and screened her work in over 50 festivals both nationally and internationally, including London, Ireland, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.
Lenzu has written for various dance and art magazines, and published her first book in 2013, entitled Unveiling Motion and Emotion. The book contains writings in Spanish and English on the importance of dance, community, choreography, and dance pedagogy.
Currently, Lenzu conducts classes at NYU Gallatin, School of Visual Arts, Wagner College and Peridance Center.
“No more beautiful dances” wrestles with the ideas of exploration, introspection and reframing a woman after becoming a mother, and being an immigrant. Lenzu’s dance-theater piece uses spoken word and drawings to tell a personal vision of femininity, and what it means to be a woman today.
Director, Choreographer and Dancer: Anabella Lenzu
Cinematographer & Editor: Angelo Vasta
Acting Director & Voice Coach: Daniel Pettrow
Technology advisor: Todd Carroll
Best Dance Film “No more beautiful dances” at NYC Downtown Short Film Festival, NYC (2018)
Honorary Mention at the 7th Edition of the International Screendance Festival Movimiento en Movimiento, DF, Mexico (2018)
5 short films from dance artists exploring territory, human connection, initiation, digital collaboration and body-image. Lenzu’s No more beautiful dances wrestles with ideas of exploration, introspection and reframing a woman after becoming a mother; Scheu and Freed’s Plastic Belly explores human connection, Lim Paik Yin’s In[formal] Interchange surveys a landscape of amalgamations through a series […]