Intensive courses

Summer workshop with Pau Aran


from July 18 to 21, Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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100,00 €

Description of the activity

Atelier with Pau Aran

'Atelier' refers to my pedagogical proposal, which arises after a long career as a professional dancer at the Tanztheater Wuppertal - Pina Bausch and as an emerging independent creator.

It also honors the 'workshop' as a site for experimentation and craft creation. For me, the dance studio is the place where we learn, practice and improve our technique / craft and find a creative identity.

In my methodology I propose a work based on the compositional factors of dance: energy, rhythm, space and form. Respecting the different needs and circumstances of the group, I focus on breathing, repetition, and opposing directional forces.

Composition and improvisation exercises open a dialogue with each performer. I seek to connect them with their personal, unique and perfect expression, beyond their physical abilities. With these premises, we will work through play and pleasure, improvisation and body narrative. The dancers will connect with a personal and authentic expression and develop a greater awareness of their limits, in order to overcome them.

Thus, through guidelines and instructions, the group will develop a resilient, open and autonomous way of thinking. An invitation to personal empowerment, but also to a creative group process to discover, question and expand.

Imparted by

Pau Aran

Pau Aran Gimeno, born in 1981 in Barcelona, is a dancer, choreographer and facilitator. He came to dance at the age of eleven. He soon studied all styles, Latin American dance, standard, jazz, modern dance and classical ballet. He completed his studies at the 'Mariemma' Professional Conservatory of Dance in Madrid and later at the Folkwang Hochschule der Künste in Essen, before joining the Tanztheater Wuppertal - Pina Bausch ensemble in 2005, until 2020 as a permanent member of the ensemble and later as a guest. . Since 2013, Pau has been creating his own pieces and presenting his work in Germany, France, Italy, Chile and Japan. In 2020 he founded his own company, the first creation of his ensemble 'Lettre d'Amour' was presented at the Festival Grec in Barcelona. 

Imatge original: Daniel Nóvoa

Summer workshop with Pau Aran