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 03 November 2013
Add even more customization to your bespoke sand art… Charlene has TAN, BLUE, GREEN & PINK sand on hand to make her sand animations extra nice. Need a specific shade for your branding, wedding or other special event??? With 2 weeks notice, Charlene can order one of 32 custom colors for your special piece. WARNING [...]Continue Reading
Watch this great video… ▲ Charlene Lanzel had a wonderful experience performing at the Silpada General Session in Kansas City on July 27th, 2013. Charlene got a standing ovation for an exciting performance with her new blue sand, to start the Closing Session of Silpada Design’s National Conference. The performance was held at the Kansas [...]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
Watch this great video… ▲ From November 25-27, 2011, Charlene Lanzel performed 8 magical live shows at APM Mall in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. People of all ages watched Charlene in amazement as they did their Holiday shopping. Charlene performed her standard 20 minute set, with an additional 5 minute custom piece titled, “Party Girl” [...]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 We love New Orleans! Laissez les bons temps rouler! [...]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
“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…” ~DHRUBA RC CLICK THIS LINK to [...]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
Welcome To Fabulous LAS VEGAS!!! On February 12th, 2013, Charlene Lanzel had the honor of performing in Las Vegas at the celebrated Caesar’s Colosseum! Charlene created an exciting 7-minute custom sand animation, which was performed for 250 convention guests. The dynamic performance was projected around the artist onto several larger than life screens. What a [...]Continue Reading
March 21, 2013. The room was filled with a galaxy of stars and planets revolving overhead as Charlene Lanzel mesmerized the crowd with her unique, live sand animations at Admiralspalast in Berlin, Germany. Charlene created and performed a stunning 6 minute custom animation for Sanofi, at the European launch of their new product Lyxumia. For [...]Continue Reading
Charlene Lanzel created two 6-minute custom sand animation videos for The Danish Gymnastics and Sports Association. Their large sporting event, Landsstævne Esbjerg 2013, with over 25,000 participants and spectators, was held on July 7, 2013 in Esbjerg, Denmark. The performance was broadcast on national television there. Commentators did their research and told the home audience [...]Continue Reading
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