NEW YORK -The LaMaMa Moves! Dance Festival presents the unique artist ANABELLA LENZU as she declares “No More Beautiful Dances,” a dance/theater solo in which the spoken word, drawings, photographs, and video projections merge to offer a very personal view of femininity and what it means to be a woman today.
In this interdisciplinary solo, Anabella’s wrestles with issues of identity as experienced by a contemporary artist who is also a woman, mother, and immigrant. “I had arrived at a moment where I am 42 years old,” she states, “have two kids, notice my body aging, and reflecting on other changes psychologically and emotionally. The work keeps me humble and honest about who I am and what I look like. I show the things most people want to hide as dancers. I show the body of a 42-year old woman. For me it’s about embracing who I am at the moment.” On another level, the artist feels that through dialogue with collaborators and mentors, her work starts out specific, but arrives at a universal message.
The choreography is captured not only by the audience, but by two live-streaming cameras, one above and the other below the stage area, two laptops and two projectors. Technology in this piece is a magnifying glass, showing something normally hidden from view. The cameras become a portal to another dimension for the audience and performer.
Wednesday & Thursday, May 30 & 31 at 7 PM
La Mama, The Downstairs, 66 East 4th Street New York
Tickets: $25; $20 students/seniors; limited $10 tickets
Choreographer/Dancer: Anabella Lenzu
Video Projection Design: Todd Carroll
Director: Daniel Pettrow
Costumes: Jennifer Johanos