ANABELLA LENZU’S UPCOMING ART EXHIBIT
Spoke the Hub Presents WORKS on the WALL (WOW)
Solo Exhibit Featuring
“My Body, My Country”
a photographic exhibition by choreographer Anabella Lenzu
Exhibition Dates: from March 1st -31st, 2024
Opening Reception: Sunday March 3rd from 2-4 pm.
at Spoke the Hub Re:Creation Center (748 Union Street Brooklyn, NY 11215)
To visit the exhibition:
Spoke the Hub Re:Creation Center 748 Union Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
“My Body, My Country”
This photography exhibition project aims to explore issues of identity and agency as experienced by a contemporary artist, dancer, and choreographer who is also a woman, mother, and immigrant in the United States. It is a search to define identity in a modern context and discern how one can shape your agency through a post-colonialist lens.
As Anabella wrote:
“For me, Art is a political act. It is both discipline and revolt. In My Body, My Country, I am explicitly exploring visual art and choreography as a political act. My body becomes my homeland, one that I am re-discovering, reframing once more. In a way, this work is my rebirth; documentation of changes living as a woman on micro and macro levels. The atypical perspective in photography challenges the viewer to think about how they view feminine bodies. My Body, My Country is a testimony to all these changes and experiences as a specific woman in the performing arts. One concept I’ve had to re-evaluate is the idea of what a dancer needs to look like because there is a certain expectation of physical beauty in the world of trained ballerinas. My body is a testimony to all the changes in my life and it shows the passage of time, leaving a map of my experiences. I show the body of a woman in her forties who has had two kids, and who is noticing the changes of time. For me, it’s about embracing who I am in the moment.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Originally from Argentina, Anabella Lenzu is a dancer, choreographer, scholar & educator 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 400 performances, created 15 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 200 festivals both nationally and internationally.
In 2023, Anabella received the National Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Independent Sector by NDEO (National Dance Education Organization) and in 2022, the Innovative Dance Educator Award by NYSDEA (New York State Dance Education Association), acknowledging her work as a dance educator who develops innovative pedagogy in the dance field, groundbreaking teachings that have a significant impact on dance, as well as an established record of exemplary leadership on the state and national level in USA.
Lenzu has written for various dance and arts 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.
For more information about the company, visit: www.AnabellaLenzu.com