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LORNA VENTURA

CHOREOGRAPHER / DIRECTOR

HIGHLIGHTS

With a long list of credits from Broadway to film and television, my focused inclination for visual storytelling has been fostered over many years. I’m always searching to Illuminate new stories through movement, finding the pulse of the piece, the way to ignite.

Any opportunity to use my voice authentically, as a Latina artist excites me. I yearn to share my unique perspective in storytelling, finding the chemistry between my extensive classical training while tapping into the full diaspora of Latin dance.

RECENT PROJECTS
Encores! The Life - Highlights | New York City Center
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Encores! The Life - Highlights | New York City Center

Get a glimpse of The Life, running Mar 16 - 20, 2022 at New York City Center. More information: https://bit.ly/3pUlFfM -- Nominated for 12 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) The Life tells the story of Queen, and her fellow sex workers, who strive for a better life against oppressive forces in post-disco Times Square. Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winning artist Billy Porter (Pose, Kinky Boots) reinvents this musical for a whole new generation to bring forth the gritty, dangerous, and exciting decadence of New York City in 1980. As concert adapter and director, Porter has received the full blessing of the Cy Coleman, Ira Gasman, and David Newman estates to reshape a classic music-comedy into a powerful musical drama, humanizing the production’s Black characters in their struggles, passions, and desperate bids for success. Featuring new, funk-infused arrangements and orchestrations by James Sampliner and new vocal arrangements by Michael McElroy, this bold revival reclaims The Life through Porter’s singular lens. The production includes Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood. Production Videography: Bardo Arts/Alex Pearlman Production Photography: Joan Marcus #NewYorkCityCenter #Encores #TheLife #BillyPorter #JamesSampliner #MichaelMcElroy #JelaniAlladin #AlexandraGrey #AntwaynHopper #MykalKilgore #Ledisi #ErikaOlson #DestanOwens #KenRobinson #CityCenterEncores #EncoresTheLife
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Christmas in Hell — Director/Choreographer Lorna Ventura

 

On Christmas Eve, eight-year-old Davin is mistakenly taken down to Hell. When he returns, not only has he missed Christmas, but he is devilishly changed. To set things right, his father embarks on a hilarious and outrageous odyssey that eventually leads him down to Hell, where he makes a wager with the Devil he can't possibly win.

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Billions Season 6 — As Mike Prince takes his place on the Axe Cap throne, Chuck Rhoades is determined that no one should have that much wealth – or that much power. With stakes higher than ever, all the power players seek out new alliances as kingdom goes up against kingdom.

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Outside-in (Quarantine Session) — Director/Choreographer Lorna Ventura

 

A look at individual intimate experiences in isolation, revealing different perspectives and storylines, told through visceral movement and dance, ultimately finding a collective expression that comes through this stirring and powerful music video.

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How We Love/F*ck — A new play from powerhouse playwright/actor Lillian Isabella, Directed by Lorna Ventura at the Cherry Lane Theatre

A sex-positive theatre piece in response to the #MeToo movement, exploring "sexual agency, the healing power of ecstatic experience, and the importance of sharing this new understanding with the world.

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SELECTED PROJECTS
film + video

FILM, TV + video