Carmen Wernerin työpajassa tanssia lähestytään älyllisenä leikkinä. Werner pyrkii kehittämään tanssin harrastajien ja tekijöiden kykyä ilmaista tunteita ja kertoa tarinoita liikkeen välityksellä.
Carmen Wernerin sanoin (jatkuu englanniksi):
“Dance, as any living art, is a game, an intelligent game, I think, that nobody defines it as work and really it is, but pleasant. The class has a personal origin with a joint – muscle heating and later, a bar in the centre. Physically, this work parts from the back and the diaphragm. In my opinion, the most important thing is to modulate the qualities in the materials, vary within the same sentence, speed, volume, weight, density, etc. The rest of the exercises are aimed at placing the body, locating the centre, twisting and falling to the ground work. The second part will work the way to put the choreographic material at the service of what the students want to tell, that is, dancing is not only to translate a movement on stage, but expressing something, sensations or telling a story.
Everybody will have to work with the class materials and develop their own ones to create a sequence, change the order, the speeds, repeat movements etc, so that they can adapt the choreographic vocabulary to their needs. The composition is one of the most important factors and almost everything is geared to it. This course will focus on each student look for a way to create small choreographic pieces or a single creation.”
Carmen Werner was born in Madrid, Spain. She studied Studios of Classical and Contemporary Dance in Madrid, Barcelona and London and a degree in Physical Education from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Since Werner created her own company Provisional Danza in 1987, the group has staged more than 60 choreographies: room works (small and large format, including an opera-dance), street works, video-dances, a short film, collaborations for other companies, special assignments for different festivals and theaters, as well as teaching choreographic classes and workshops. Werner’s artistic trajectory has been recognized with different prizes, among which the National Dance Award 2007, the Onassis International Dance Prize 2001 and the Culture Award in Dance section of the Community of Madrid 2000.