Charlene Lanzel is a performance artist from New York City who uses her hands in the sand to create amazing sand art. This is a live performance using just sand, a lightbox and a simple projector. Charlene creates these fluid illustrations for large audiences, with an overhead camera instantaneously projecting onto a large screen for the audience to see.
Charlene Lanzel's sand art, also known as sand animation, is beautiful to look at but lasts only temporarily. Perhaps what makes this art form so appealing, aside from its beauty, is its fragility and ephemeral nature.
Sand Artist, Charlene Lanzel, can perform live at weddings, in theaters, at festival opening or closing ceremonies, at corporate events, and more. Charlene’s sand art can be integrated into dance, concerts, advertising and video. Performances can also be custom created to existing compositions or original musical scores, by request. These custom live presentations can include your own images, logos and themes. A minimum of 2-4 weeks lead time and additional practice times are requested for custom pieces.
Adding special uniqueness to any event, sand art is a new, different and exciting way to communicate a message. It is unbelievable, even when you have experienced it. The powerful impact is indescribable. The story comes alive in this unique art expression. Sand art makes life and time flow by, right in front of your eyes.
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Added on 13 January 2013
On Feb. 20-21, 2013, Charlene Lanzel performed 2 custom sand animations for Sanofi. The summit meeting was held in Amsterdam, for the European launch of their new product Lyxumia. This art filled, 2-day event was held at the beautiful Hotel Okura’s Grand Ballroom. Charlene created and performed a 7-minute piece for the opening of the [...]Continue Reading
On February 12th, 2013, Charlene Lanzel performed in Las Vegas… at the celebrated Caesar’s Colosseum! Charlene created an exciting 7-minute custom animation which was performed for 250 convention guests. The dynamic performance was projected around the artist onto several larger than life screens. It’s Showtime! Charlene backstage at Caesar’s Colosseum… Welcome To Fabulous LAS VEGAS!!! [...]Continue Reading
On June 29th, 2011, Charlene Lanzel performed at the Cirque du Soleil- Zarkana Premiere Party at Roseland Ballroom in NYC. “I was thrilled to have been asked. It was like a dream come true! When I first got into creating Sand Art my goal was to perform with Cirque du Soleil… mini mission accomplished! There [...]Continue Reading
Check out this video! Charlene Lanzel performed her Sand Art LIVE in New Orleans for KYOCERA in their booth at the International CTIA Wireless 2012 Convention. Charlene created a 10 minute custom animation which was performed throughout the day on May 8th & 9th, 2012 Laissez les bons temps rouler! For photos and updates, visit [...]Continue Reading
American Idol, Jordin Sparks asks Charlene, “How do you do it???” On May 17th, 2012, Charlene Lanzel performed her Sand Art “Jungle Sandsation” LIVE at the Doodle 4 Google 2012 Awards ceremony. Charlene kept the audience of 50 Top Finalists spell-bound by the surprises that followed every sweep of her hands. Guest judges: Katy Perry, [...]Continue Reading
Charlene Lanzel created a custom Sand Art video for Xylem Water Solutions, to be shown at their trade show booth at WEFTEC 2012 in New Orleans. The piece, titled “Shining New Lights On Original Ideas”, consists of nature imagery and flowing water to illustrate the brand’s new product WEDECO Duron and their theme, “Let’s Solve [...]Continue Reading
“The transience of sand art tells stories of many fleeting moments, layer after layer, mimicking life in many ways. Following the rhythm of the ambient music, Charlene’s hands scatter sand on light box creating story one moment, destroying the next only to recreate another tale for her dazed audience…” An interview with Charlene by DHRUBA [...]Continue Reading
Charlene Lanzel performed a custom 15 minute sand animation for Parker University, at the Parker Las Vegas Seminar in Las Vegas. The performance was held at the Rio’s Amazon Ballroom on January 10th, 2013. The theme of the performance was an illustrated history of Chiropractic in the US. The crowd loved it… Charlene got a [...]Continue Reading
On New Year’s Eve 2013, Charlene Lanzel performed a 45 minute set at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, to the music of DJ C-L.A.. The amazing live performance was displayed on 12 large screens surrounding the South Pacific Ballroom at Mandalay Bay’s Miami themed Nuevo 2013 event. Happy New Year, everyone! For photos and updates, [...]Continue Reading
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