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Anabella Lenzu/Dance Drama - THE GARDEN (World Premiere) to be presented June 6-7, 2008

by Anabella Lenzu
May 23, 2008
New Dance Group
305 West 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
212.904.1990
New Dance Group
presents

THE GARDEN (World Premiere)
by ANABELLA LENZU/DANCEDRAMA

AT
NEW DANCE GROUP
305 West 38th Street
@ 8th Avenue

JUNE 6-7, 2008
8pm

Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama will premiere The Garden, a visceral multi-media collaboration inspired by The Palazzo Real in Caserta, Italy, at New Dance Group. A series of interrelated solos, duets, and ensemble pieces, The Garden features original music by Geoff Gersh and photography by Todd Carroll.

Performances are June 6-7 (Friday and Saturday) at 8:00 pm at New Dance Group, located at 305 West 38th St at 8th Avenue; tickets are $12 and can be purchased at New Dance Group.
Reservations recommended, please email: info@AnabellaLenzu.com

Anabella Lenzu reconstructs physical drama using contemporary movement and character development. Lenzu's movement vocabulary originates from folk traditions using rustic primal gestures with accents of sweeping lyrical action that transports the audience to a vibrant physical and emotional space.

Lenzu's newest work The Garden unmasks and transforms the conventional image of a garden, commonly seen as a tranquil space in which to commune with Nature. The overlapping collage of images and movement simultaneously entertain extreme contrasts of sentiment, synchronicity, and order, unveiling Mother Nature's capacity to destroy, form, and grow beyond our wildest imaginations. The beauty of decay and death, the freedom in disorder all manifest through the filter of contemporary dance. The Garden is performed by Katie Clancy, Debra Zalkind, Ana Wu, and Lauren Olhmer.

Anabella Lenzu is the artistic director of Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama and has been performing, choreographing and teaching in Argentina, Chile, Italy and the USA for over 15 years.
Lenzu completed her classical Ballet dance training at the renowned Teatro Colòn in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied choreography at the Julliard School, with Mary Anthony, Jim May, and others; studies of the Humphrey/Limòn and Graham techniques, as well as the repertory of Anna Sokolow. Her studies also include Tango and the Folkdances and traditional dances of Argentina, Spain and Italy. In 1994, she founded and directed L'Atelier Centro Creativo de Danza, her own dance school in Argentina. Since arriving in New York in 2005, Lenzu conducts classes at Dance New Amsterdam, New Dance Group, Peridance Center, Sarah Lawrence College & Mark Morris Dance Center, while also giving lectures, master-classes and residencies at Universities throughout the US and abroad. Lenzu is also a published author for various dance and arts magazines.

Todd Carroll, a professional photographer with over 10 years experience, presently maintains a photo studio in New York, where he works freelance for various international magazines and publications, as well as his own projects.

For more information about the company, visit: www.AnabellaLenzu.com
The Garden

The Garden

Photo © & courtesy of Todd Carroll

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