My Body, My Country: Movement Workshop with Anabella Lenzu

How does our body become our homeland? What does it mean to be a female human? How do our bodies become a receptacle and messenger of the multiple realities we are immersed in?

During this workshop from Anabella Lenzu, participants will use movements, words and drawings to share their stories. Drawing their body on large rolls of paper, this 90-minutes workshop explores how our bodies become receptacles and messengers of the multiple realities we are immersed in. The workshop challenges the participants to think about how they view their stories in relationship with themselves and their bodies. Body maps are a way of storytelling, much like totems that contain symbols with different meanings. Body maps allow us to connect with our memories and emotions to give voice and visibility to one’s identity.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 20, 2023 | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
WHERE: Dance Center at Snug Harbor, Building G, Studio G201 (View campus map and directions here)
ADMISSION: Pay what you wish! (Recommended: $10) | REGISTER HERE

The aim of this workshop is to explore issues of identity and agency, as experienced by a contemporary artist who is also a woman, mother and immigrant in the United States. Through the shared creative process, we will explore identity and social relationships.

This workshop is open to audiences of all genders and ages interested in exploring the female perspective through movement and visual expression, and to experience a journey of self-discovering the body and accepting yourself anew.

No previous experience is required. Comfortable clothes that allow movement are recommended.

This workshop is a part of the Snug Harbor Dance Festival, a celebration of the local and citywide dance community. With dance classes throughout the month, the dance festival will culminate in a two-day event (Sept 23-24) made up of performances, workshops, dance films, field conversations, and site-based activations.