Paulina DEL CARMEN
Paulina a reçu une bourse pour participer à la manifestation CAMPING organisée par le Centre national de la danse
What is your artistic background?
I can say that dance and music have been a very important part of my life since I was born, even though there are no professional dancers in my family, movement and rhythm has always been involved in my surroundings.I started doing ballet when I was 15 years old. At 17 years I was accepted in Boston Ballet School and later granted a schoolarship to be part of the pre profesional program at the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts in Connecticut, USA from where I graduated as ballet and contemporary dancer in 2009. After that I joined a circus company in Mexico City where I worked as an aerialist. In 2012 I felt drawned again to the contemporary dance world so I joined Mexican company Apoc Apoc, while performing with other companies of the dance scene in Mexico. In 2013 I joined Centro de Producción de Danza Contemporánea where I have been working since.
What is your view on your profession today?
I live in a country with many social needs where I constantly have to ask myself if my profession is bringing a change and truly reflecting while understanding the context where I live in. I truly believe in movement as a way to give meaning, change perspectives and enrich our reality. I have been dancing and performing for a big part of my life and now I find myself searching for new meanings, new necessities in order to keep the honesty dance requieres to exist.
How do you see yourself in 5 years? In 10 years
In 5 years I see myself, having a wider perspective of the dance scene in latin america, I would really like to learn and see more from southamerica specially. I see myself composing, creating new pieces and working in Mexico with kids from problematic areas in the country.
Photographie : Céline Anaya Gautier