Thursday May 24th, 7.30

 

Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama (Argentina - USA)   www.AnabellaLenzu.com

No more beautiful dances

Choreographer: Anabella Lenzu / Video Projection Design: Todd Carroll / Direction: Daniel Pettrow / Costumes: Jennifer Johanos / Dance Artist:  Anabella Lenzu / Duration: 15 min

 

No More Beautiful dances wrestles with the ideas of exploration, introspection and refraiming a woman after becoming a mother, and being an immigrant. Lenzu's dance theater piece uses drawing, spoken word and video projections to tell a personal vision of femininit, and what it means to be a woman today

 

Originally from Argentina, Anabella Lenzu is a dancer, choreographer and teacher with over 25 years experience working in Argentina, Chile, Italy and the USA. Her choreography has been commissioned all over the world, for opera, TV programs, theatre productions, and by many dance companies. Lenzu has written for various dance and arts magazines, and published her first book in 2013, entitled Unveiling Motion and Emotion.

 

 

Nancy Allison nyc  (Film – USA/IT) https://vimeo.com/user7561544

Water on Stone (Acqua Sulla Roccia)

Choreographer: Laura Boato / Editing: Fiorenzo Zancan  / Dance Artist: Nancy Allison / Music:  Commissioned score composed and performed by Bottega Baltazar / Duration: 06:33

 

A site-specific performance project by American performer/filmmaker Nancy Allison and Venetian choreographer Laura Boato, this short film shot in a quarry in Serravezza, Tuscany explores the experience of grief and the transformative nature of mourning. 

 

Nancy Allison is a New York-based performer, filmmaker and educator. Her award-winning films have screened at festivals throughout the world including the Venice International Film Festival (2017), International Festival of Films on Art in Montréal (2016) and Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera Festival (2015). A Certified Movement Analyst, she has taught at New York University, Laban-Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS/NY), Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (CANADA) and in Italy at Università di Venezia/Ca’ Foscari, Centro Teatro di Ricerca and Laboratorio Danza Contemporanea di Laura Boato. 

 

Laura Boato, a Venetian-based choreographer was a finalist for the 2010 Young Dance Author Prize from Opera Estate Festival Veneto and won First Prize at the 2015 International Orient Occident Festival for “Incarnazione”. Her choreography has been presented in Venice by La Biennale Danza, Toni Benetton Museum, Fondamenta Nova and Teatro Goldoni and by Lavanderia a Vapore di Turino, Vascello di Roma, Teatro Comunale in Vicenza, MART in Rovereto and Elfo Puccini in Milan. Since 2002 she has been founding artistic director of Labratorio Danza Contemporanea di Laura Boato in Mogliano and of the innovative Festival A Piede Libero.

 

ODM - Ocram Dance Movement (Italy)  www.ocramdancemovement.it

Joined hands

Choreographer: Roberta Ferrara / Director of the company: Marco Laudani / Music: Verlatour "Extatique" - Nuages "Dreams" - Awir Leon "Fiddle" / Performers: Claudio Scalia, Giuseppe Giuffrida, Mario Guttà, Damiano Scavo / Duration: 21.30 min 

 

We walk through this path with joined hands. My steps tell what I am today, what I was, what I will be. 

I devote all of this to any man that no longer exists. As an erupting volcano, I try to shape me, to be alive. " I'll be waiting you down there”


ODM - ocram dance movement stems from the need of the choreographer Marco Laudani to express his own artistic language in 2013. The company hosts choreographers and teachers as Roberta Ferrara and Lorand Zachar and Nikita Korotkov (scapino ballet) which are in the summer intensive project.  ‘Joined hands’ has been selected for the Festival Sumar in Còrdoba (Argentina 2017).  In 2018 ‘Joined hands’ won the 16th edition of Martelive in Rome.

 

 

Garrett Parker   Garrettparkerchoreography.com

Option Two

Choreographer & Performer: Garrett Parker/ Duration: 10-15 minutes

 

‘Option Two’ explores the idea of being pulled into two directions at once. Performed as a site specific improvisation, ‘Option Two’ seeks to physicalize and liberate the undetermined mind.

 

Garrett Parker was born in North Carolina and spent much of his childhood in New Delhi, India. Garrett has always been attracted to design and has found choreography to be the most honest medium to express his ideas. Upon graduating from UNCSA, Garrett has most recently shared his work at the Actors Fund Arts Center and the Laguardia Performing Arts Center. Through his choreography, Garrett wishes to combine movement, music, film and performance theater, to work toward improved tolerance, understanding, and a sense of connection in our world. During the summer of 2018, Garrett looks forward to becoming an Italian citizen and launching the first company season of Detox Movement.

 

 

Rachel Erdos and dancers (England- Israel)  www.rachelerdos.com

Q&A

Premiered in IntimaDance  June 2017 Tmuna Theater
Choreography and concept: Rachel Erdos / Music: Liverpool Express, Beach House, Giannis Parios, Erik Satie, Lia Ices / Dramaturge: Nava Zuckerman / Lighting design: Omer Sheizaf / Artistic advisors: Anat Katz, Erez Maayan / Performers: Matan David, Tomer Giat, Shay Haramaty, Ori Lenkinski / Duration: 45 min

 

In 1977, psychologist Arthur Aron, published the article "The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness." In his research, Aron assembled 36 questions designed for dialogue between two strangers, the questions gradually become more and more personal. According to the study, openness to another person and placing our selves in a position of vulnerability develops strong intimacy that will lead to immediate love. 4 dancers.... 36 questions.... A revealing of their personalities, lives and experiences in an intimate dance event.

 

Rachel Erdos is an independent choreographer born in Newcastle Upon Tyne living and working in Tel Aviv. She received her MA in choreography from The Laban Centre London. Rachel won first prize in the AICC International choreography competition in Aarhus, Denmark in 2008 and in 2009 won City Dance Ensemble’s commissioning project, Washington DC. In 2012 Rachel received the prize for artist of the year in by The Ministry of Absorption, Israel. In 2014 she was awarded NorthWest Dance Project’s Pretty Creative Commission prize, Portland USA. In 2015 Rachel was awarded prize for independent choreographer of the year by The Ministry of Culture, Israel. Her work has been show around the world including The Kennedy Centre, Washington DC, The Joyce, New York and the Royal Opera House London. ”Rachel Erdos is calling attention to herself and her works through their diversity and the skill behind them,” (Ora Brafman, Dance Critic).

 

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