Celia ARGÜELLO RENA
Celia a reçu une bourse pour participer à la manifestation CAMPING organisée par le Centre national de la danse
What is your artistic background ?
I am a dancer and choreographer. I was born in the city of Córdoba, northern center of Argentina. In 2006 I moved to Buenos Aires where I graduated in Choreographic Composition at the IUNA (National Institute of Art) and studied Contemporary Dance and Theater with national and international teachers. I have collaborated as an interpreter with some of the most productive choreographers on the local scene and I am also working as a choreographer with different theater directors. I was lucky to receive funds, scholarships to develop my own projects in Argentina. I am interested in working with artists from different disciplines and mixing dance with other languages. I also use biographical material and I like to get involved with the political context to develop my own interpretations of reality and generate new ways of seeing it. I am constantly looking for new ways of thinking about movement and body for my pieces, as well as a teacher and creator.
What is your point of view about your profession today?
I would like to be optimistic with my profession. Our work material is something that is always under construction and this implies the possibility of reinventing itself all the time. It also implies responsibility with the discourse we put into our own body. This idea bothers me and interests me at the same time. Traveling with the dance also gave me the opportunity to know other contexts very different from my country. In South America we have a very powerful artistic scene, but we do not have enough resources for all of us. In Argentina, our current government chooses, more and more, to eliminate the budget of culture. Our creations and our discourses are crossed with the idea of resistance and crisis. We do it even though it is very difficult to produce, and that makes us strong and united among us, in the best of the cases. I think that dance is at an interesting moment, I like to see and study how artists develop body strategies to survive in this era of technological virtuality.I believe that as workers we have a great task of continuing to believe in the body as a presence and as a discourse.
How do you see yourself in 5 years? In 10 years ?
I hope to continue working in the dance until the end of my days or until my desire remains attached to the movement. In 5 years I see myself working hard to generate new forms of encounter between artists, without thinking only about economic survival. I see myself collaborating with artists and incredible people to create new ways of being in the world. I really like to know new ideas and new looks, I hope to continue doing it. In 10 years I see myself enjoying all that work and also my personal life. I see myself working to achieve new goals. I hope to live new states of humanity, with equal conditions for all. For self-employed artists, life and work are always very close. At this time and many years ago in Argentina, we are fighting for the State to approve a law that recognize us as dance workers. I would like this law to be approved soon and that dance is also a matter of State.
Photographie : Céline Anaya Gautier