"No more beautiful dances" by Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival presents
No More Beautiful Dances (World Premiere)
by Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama
May 30, 2018 - May 31, 2018
at The Downstairs | 66 E 4th Street
Wednesday & Thursday at 7PM
$25 Adult Tickets; $20 Students/Seniors; Limited $10 Tickets (+1 Facility Fee)
No More Beautiful Dances wrestles with the ideas of being an immigrant and the exploration, introspection and re-framing of a woman after becoming a mother. This dance theater piece uses drawing, spoken word and video projections to tell a personal vision of femininity, and what it means to be a woman today.
It is a search to define identity in a modern context, and discern the way in which to shape one's own agency through a post-colonialist lens. What does it mean to be human? The body becomes the homeland, and movement is a mother tongue. The show explores two ideas: the body as a container and the body as a tool, using two live-streaming cameras, two projectors and two laptops. Technology in this piece is a magnifying glass, showing something normally hidden from normal view. The cameras become a portal to another dimension for the audience and performer.
Choreography by Anabella Lenzu
Performed by Anabella Lenzu
Video Projection Design by Todd Carroll
Directed by Daniel Pettrow
Costumes by Jennifer Johanos
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