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Florencia Werchowsky is a writer, stage director and journalist. She trained as a classical dancer at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón and in the private studios of Wasil Tupin and Raúl Candal. She worked as a professional ballerina and shared the stage with renowned dancers, including Maya Plisetskaya, Julio Bocca, Maximiliano Guerra, Eleonora Cassano, Marianela Nuñez and Herman Cornejo, among others. 

In 2013 she published her first novel, No-Tell Motel (Reservoir Books, Penguin Random House). The presentation was at the mythical Hotel JJ in the city of Buenos Aires. The Mexican edition of the novel was presented at the Guadalajara International Book Fair in 2014, together with Martín Kohan.

In 2015 she was invited by the Cervantes Institute of Tokyo and the Argentine Embassy in Japan to present My Dad's Love Hotel together with the author Shino Sakuragi and the translator Eduardo López Herrero.
Her second novel, Ballerinas Don't Speak, was published in February 2017 (Reservoir Books, Penguin Random House) and was presented at the Experimental Center of the Teatro Colón, along with Ariel Schettini, Martín Kohan and Srta. Bimbo.

She was awarded by Williams Foundation with the Winter School Scholarship, a specific program for training in contemporary opera (2017), where she developed her first piece as a director, Ballerinas Don’t Speak, with Heiner Goebbels, Oscar Strasnoy and David Rosenboom as tutors, among others.

This adaptation premiered in May 2018 at the Experimental Center of the Teatro Colón and was 

re-released in January 2020 at the XIII edition of the International Theater Festival (FIBA).

She wrote and directed Dance of the States, a documentary theater performed by the first dancers of the Teatro Colón, premiered in November 2019 at the Cooperation Cultural Center.

She performed in the conference Winter School on Video for the Williams Foundation and the Festival de Nueva Ópera, together with composer Oscar Strasnoy directed by filmmaker Alejo Moguillansky (2020). 

She wrote and directed Two Naked Dancers, premiered at the XIV edition of FIBA 2021, at the Centro Cultural 25 de Mayo. 

She wrote and directed The God of the Internet, a testimonial play created specifically for a community of elderly people formed during the pandemic, which premiered at the 15th edition of FIBA 2022, at the Centro Cultural 25 de Mayo. 

During August 2022 she led the cycle Frankenstein, the internet and the total work of art - four performative conferences together with composer Oscar Strasnoy, at the Centro de Experimentación del Teatro Colón. 

She was awarded with the LIPS (Laboratoire interdisciplinaire de prototypes scéniques & sonores) grant and residency by the Générateur de Ressources et d'Activités Musicales Exploratoires in Lyon, France, where she is currently developing a new project.

She was invited by Josefina Barcia to develop Conservatory, a performance installation for a group of six musicians from the Bard Conservatory of Music. The work was exhibited during April and May 2024 at the Hessel Museum of the Center Of Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

She wrote and directed Rehearsal for the End of the World, premiered in February 2024 in Estudio Los Vidrios, in Buenos Aires.

As a journalist she wrote for Clarín, Rolling Stone, Página/12, TXT, Revista Anfibia and ElDiarioAr, among other media. She was a radio columnist for FM Mega and FM Metro.

 

Foto de Alejandra López

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