Rosane Chamecki and Andrea Lerner moved from Curitiba, Brazil to New York in 1989, after graduating in Dance. Once in New York, they started their choreographic career.
Their duet “Jackie and Judy” earned their first invitations to festivals in Europe and South America, with outstanding reviews in newspapers in Venezuela, Belgium, and The Netherlands.
In 1994, New York’s Dance Theater Workshop produced their first evening-length piece “The Butterfly Effect.” Andre Lepecki of the German magazine International Ballettanz Aktuell was inspired to write “…it is certainly important to understand the choreographic reformulations proposed by Rosane Chamecki and Andrea Lerner...one of the most successful pieces I saw this year.” In 1995, ChameckiLerner created “homemade,” produced by Performance Space 122.
From 1996 to 1997, ChameckiLerner was partly supported by the Siemens Corporation, and were able to create “Fatiado,” “Waiting Room” and “Antonio Caido.” About “Antonio Caido” Cerinda Survant from The Oregonian said, “Seldom is a dance at once as enigmatic and crystal clear as Antonio Caido. Movement so satisfying in itself rarely occurs in a dramatic context so well-defined. The story is wrenching and painful; the telling is elegant and terse.” Their fourth evening-length piece, “Please Don’t Leave Me” premiered in Curitiba, Brazil (November 1998). Their New York season at Performance Space 122 (February 1999) was reviewed by Deborah Jowitt of The Village Voice. She wrote, “Dance being what it is, the twining, slipping away bodies stand for all the tribulations of partnership. You laugh at the god-awful positions they get into even as your own body absorbs their heat and fatigue.” Later that year, ChameckiLerner premiered the evening-length "I Mutantes Seras," at Dance Theater Workshop.
In 2001, the company presented two more world premieres. "Poor Reality" presented at The Joyce Theater’s Altogether
Different Festival in January. "...as hermetic and intensely emotional as ever..." wrote Jennifer Dunning of The New York Times. "Hidden Form," was co-commissioned by the Central Park SummerStage and the American Dance Festival where it was presented as part of the Emerging Generation showcase. Byron Woods of Durham’s News and Observer wrote, "...the strongest of the works, ChameckiLerner’s ‘Hidden Form,’ ... fused artistry with disturbing insights into human relationships and self-sabotage. This is, most likely, the success story we’ll think of the next time an Emerging Generation showcase arrives." Between events, the duo attended the New York Film Academy on the grant Bolsa Virtuose awarded by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture.
In 2003, ChameckiLerner premiered “Visible Content” at Dance Theater Workshop in New York, Andrea and Rosane also became the curators/artistic directors of “Casa Hoffmann”, a center for movement studies in Curitba, Brazil, where they invite artists, critics, scholars and curators to exchange ideas with the local community.
“Costumes by god”, produced by Dance Theater Workshop in 2005, premiered at their theater, followed by performance at Festival Conesul de Danca
in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
ChameckiLerner’s work has been presented in various international dance festivals and venues in the United States, Brazil, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Venezuela, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Portugal, The Netherlands, Austria and Canada. They have been commissioned to create two original pieces for the Venezuelan dance company Espacio Alterno, and for Brazil’s Teatro Guaira Ballet Company, M.A.Dancers in Finland and; in 2003, they created “Instante” for the WOO Co., in Denmark, and the project StillMotion for Texas Woman’s University’s Dance and photography program; and in 2005 they created “Passerby” for the students of the “University of Illinois”.
The Company has received support from the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, Rock Map Fund, Jerome Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, The Joyce Theater’s 2000 Altogether Different Fund for New Works, Mary Flaggler Charitable Trust, Altria, The Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation, Meet the Composer, Arts International, New York State Council for the Arts, Siemens, and The Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts.
In 2007, they premiered “EXIT” at The Kitchen in New York. This piece was a good-bye to their dance career. Now they answer by the name “Pano Pra Manga”.
“Flying Lesson”, their first attempt at making art films won the 2008 Jury Award for Dance Films Association’s 36th annual, touring Dance on Camera Festival, which premiered at Lincoln Center, New York. Other festivals that the film have participated include Belfast Film Festival-Northern Ireland, Short Film Festival La Fila – Spain, Cinedans-Holland, Dance Camera West-USA, Dance Film Festival LOIKKA – Finland, Brooklyn International Film Festival.
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