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Anabella Lenzu

Part-time Faculty
anabellalenzu@gmail.com

M.F.A. Choreography, Wilson College, 2018

Originally from Argentina, Anabella Lenzu is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher with over 25 years experience working in Argentina, Chile, Italy, and the United States. As Artistic Director of Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama, Lenzu draws on her diverse background to create thought-provoking and socially-conscious dance-theater in the interest of improving our human condition. She holds a MFA in Fine Arts with a concentration in Choreography from Wilson College. Classically trained at the renowned Teatro Colòn in Buenos Aires, Lenzu studied the modern dance techniques of Humphrey/Limòn and Graham in New York. Her studies of Tango and the folkdances of Argentina, Spain, and Italy, further inform her work. Her choreography has been widely commissioned for opera, TV programs, theater productions, and by dance companies. Lenzu founded her own dance school, L’Atelier Centro Creativo de Danza, in 1994 in Argentina, and has maintained an active teaching career ever since. She conducts classes at Peridance Capezio Center and is the 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence at the CUNY Dance Initiative. Lenzu has written for various dance and arts magazines in Spain, Italy, Argentina and USA. She published Unveiling Motion and Emotion, which contains writings in Spanish and English on the importance of dance, community, choreography, and dance pedagogy, in 2013. Her second book, Teaching Dance through Meaningful Gestures, is expected in 2019. She has received grants from Brooklyn Arts Council, Puffin Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Edwards Foundation, The Vermont Community Foundation, and the Independent Community Foundation.

Teaching and Research Interests

choreography; dance and performance; dance theatre; dance drama; performance techniques; improvisation techniques; theater; visual arts; photography; multidisciplinary collaborations; interdisciplinary art; the politics of performance; art criticism; art history; technology collaborations; creative process; creativity, invention and imagination; theory and practice; latinoamerican literature; Spanish, cultural identity; ritual; modern, avant-garde and contemporary; pedagogy; methodology of teaching

Anabella Lenzu