Andrea Sáenz, a Colombian native, began acting and singing during middle school and throughout high school. By her college years, she had founded The University of Connecticut’s record label, Husky Entertainment, which commenced her work on the business side of the entertainment industry.
Upon graduating from college, Andrea began her involvement in the world of motion pictures and worked on the Uma Thurman film, “The Life Before Her Eyes.” As a leading actress she has worked on films spanning an array of genres including dark and melancholic David-lynch style films, black comedies, and action/horror feature films featured on NBC’s Chiller Network.
She is a classically trained singer, versatile dancer, figure skater,linguist, actress and producer who has performed in renowned venues in both Los Angeles and New York City including The Rich Forum, The Metropolitan Theatre, Cathedral of our Lady of Angels with The LA Opera, Walt Disney’s concert hall’s Redcat Theatre and Club Nokia just to name a few.
Andrea feels it’s important to delve deep in all facets of the artistic world in order to fully understand her mission, her essence, and her duties as an artist. Stay tuned for up-coming musical releases, films and live performances.
I did enjoy Andrea Sáenz’s portrayal of a bad-ass police secretary very much. This is what the movie needed more of: an actress that could deliver lines with ease as well as a swift kick to the head. No one else was able to match the fun and professionalism of Ms. Sáenz’s performance.
Music has a universal way of healing in profound ways! I have learned the art of alchemizing pain into passion. My art will always and forever be my most potent anti-venom! My vision is to inspire all and every generation to turn pain into passion and become accomplished alchemists!
In my latest project Dolce Ardor, I am resurrecting a gem of an aria from the 18th century and bringing it to life under a new light and lens.
"Ay Linda Amiga" performed live in the famous 3rd street tunnel in Los Angeles, CA. Shot and edited by: Skyxross
It all started when...
Singer/Actress/Producer Andrea Sáenz began studying classical music at the tender age of 16 and as she furthered her studies and continued exploring colorful genres, her quest to manifest a melange of classic opera with a dichotomous musical counterpart manifested. She approached composer DTO to create an exotic fusion of an aria from an opera dating back to 1770 intertwined with trip-hop and electronic beats. This specific aria was composed by Alexander Gluck a contemporary of Mozart, which tells a story of passion, pain and ultimate transformation.
ABOUT DOLCE ARDOR:
WINNER AWARD OF MERIT: "BEST MUSIC VIDEO" Best Shorts Competition:
WINNER AWARD OF MERIT "BEST MUSIC VIDEO": Music Video Competition for Other Venice Film Festival
WINNER AWARD OF MERIT "BEST MUSIC VIDEO" London International Short Film Festival
WINNER AWARD OF MERIT "Bronze Award" F.A.M.E.'US International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: CINEPLAY Film Awards
The idea is to bring this aria to life with elements of the 1700's when it was presented for the first time in Vienna. We will take you on a journey back in time creating an inter-blend of 18th century elegance with an ultraviolet experience. The story follows the quest in search of true love by the central character played by Andrea Sáenz. The fire that fuels her throughout the quest is represented by the rich piano melodies played by DTO. She appears adorned in full 18th century attire, but as her quest becomes increasingly urgent and the dichotomy of passion and pain escalate and collide, she then begins to literally dismantle before the viewers’ eyes. She is left with no choice, but to seek within and bathe in the fountain of her origins. The story culminates as the central character emerges anew in new-found divinity and freedom.
DOLCE ARDOR: AN ELECTRONIC OPERA PROJECT
the official dolce ardor music video
THE DOLCE ARDOR TEASER TRAILER 2
The Campaign Video
The Making of Dolce Ardor
It is with great pleasure and extreme gratitude to all of you who have joined and supported me on this fascinating journey of creating Dolce Ardor- The trip-hop opera. I have worked tirelessly for many, many months on this project. I am elated and feeling so thankful to every. single. individual who has joined me on this tremendous of journey of bringing Dolce Ardor to life. Dolce Ardor would not have blossomed in this way if it weren’t for all of YOU: our 200+ funders, my amazing team and all of the loving fans, family and friends who have helped create such a strong foundation and who came to celebrate with us at the Dolce Ardor Los Angeles Premiere Party and San Diego Launch Party! Much love to you all, siempre! Bisous!
news and updates
clásica y Electronica: Una artista Colombiana arriesgada
~ADN, El TIEMPO: BOgotá, Colombia
~The huffington post
~The huffington post
Entrevista en español con el apasionado periodista Carlos Quintero
My interview with the enigmatic Linda Summers, TV/Radio Show at Conscious Talk
"Wow! What a powerful show we had with Andrea Saenz and Dave DTO Kemp today! They were excited to announce the release of The DOLCE ARDOR project: An exotic fusion of an aria from a 1770's opera with an accompanying Music Video."
My interview with lovely Mingjie Zhai for The Love Story Journal
"Andrea Sáenz, singer, songwriter, actress and producer, share moments of deep sorrow that have inspired her to produce "Dolce Ardor," a classical piece that is transformed by fusing opera with trip hop and visual aesthetics to create a classic and futurist interpretation of "Dolce Ardor," or "sweet pain". Inspired by Tool, Alex Grey and Wayne Dyer, Andrea was able to also transform traumatic childhood events into a Dolce Ardor of her own."
you are appreciated
Thank you for your continued love and support!
Mucho amor, siempre! Bisous!