About Pau Aran

Dancer, choreographer and teacher

Born in Barcelona, he began his career at the age of eleven through latin american, standard, jazz, modern dance and classical ballet. He completed his studies at the Conservatorio Profesional de Danza ‘Mariemma’ in Madrid and later at the Folkwang Hochschule der Künste in Essen, before joining the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal – Pina Bausch in 2005, until 2020 as a permanent member and later as a guest until 2022. It was also in 2020 that he began his artistic collaboration with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, which continues to this day. Pau has also collaborated with other choreographers such as Theo Clinkard, Alan Lucien Øyen, Antonio Ruz, Stefan Jovanović and Jorge Puerta Armenta.

 

From 2013, he began his independent choreographic creations, generally developed through interdisciplinary collective work and creative workshops. Among his most significant shows are Avui em veus, demà seré invisible (2013); Tres maneras and Mimosa (2016); Notes on Life (2019), produced in Yokohama; Brocken and Ich bin nicht nur ein Körper, aber wenn du willst, kann ich tanzen (2019), both for Tanztheater Wuppertal; Lettre d’amour (2020), co produced by the GREC Festival in Barcelona, with Consuelo Trujillo and Alberto Conejero; and Un cadavre exquis II (2022), premiered at the Teatro Español, with José Troncoso.

 

His current motivation is to continue developing expression through body language, focusing on the creation and pedagogy of contemporary dance. The search for movement and his interest in the poetics of contemporary dance-theatre are represented in his projects. With a commitment to sharing previously acquired knowledge and experience with the next generation of artists, Pau encourages self-discovery, simultaneously combining heritage and tradition with the passage of time and the transitory nature of the dance of the future.

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Acknowledgements

Aaron Samuel Davis • Adam Kaasa • Adrián Figueroa • Afshin Varjavandi • Agustín Aranda • Ainhoa Chocano • Akash Dixit • Alain Elorza • Alberto Conejero • Alessandra Valeri • Alex Airaudo • Alex Carrillo • Alex Martínez • Alexandre Castres • Ana Conde • Ana Laguna • Andrea Bou Othmane • Andrea Mendez • Andreas Bayer • Andrés Waksman • Ángela Bello • Angela Fegers • Ángela Fernández • Angela Müllenbach-Michel • Angie Pasiecznik • Anna Marmol • Anne Marie Benatti • Anne Martin • Anto Astudillo • Antonio Ruz • Arnold Pasquier • Artur Piatka • Austin Rial Eshelman • Azusa Seyama • Beatriz Argüello • Begoña Quiñones • Beli Rotela • Blanca Noguerol • Bojana Mladenovic • Carlos Lainez • Carmen Fumero • Carvento • Cathy Levy • Cecilia Monacelli • Cecilia Ojeda • Cesc Casadesús • Chantal Kohlmeyer • Charlie Cattrall • Charo Trillo • Christine Biedermann • Christine Kono • Chrystel Guillebaud • Claudia Irman • Claudia Lavista • Claudia Morgana • Claudia Solano • Clémentine Deluy • Consuelo Trujillo • Cristian Martín Cano • Cristiana Morganti • Cristiane Boullosa • Cristiano Marcelli • Cristina García • Cristóbal Garrido • Cristóbal Santamaría • Daniel Doña • Daniel Mariblanca • Daniela Gatica • Daphnis Kokkinos • Darwin Díaz • Dayan Akhmedgaliev • Diana Bonilla • Dominique Mercy • Dorotea Saykaly • Ed Kortland • Edurne Sanz Satrústegui • El Arbi El Harti • Elena Gil Más • Eli Estella • Èlia Genís • Èlia López • Elisa Marschall • Emma Romeo • Encarna Cárdenas • Ernesta Corvino • Esmeralda Maycas • Eva Conde • Eva López Crevillén • Eva Martínez • Evangelos Poulinas • Fabien Prioville • Felicitas Willems • Fernando Jacon • Fernando Montanares • Fernando Suels • Fernando Zugno • Fidel Fernández • Francesc Bravo • Franck Chartier • Frank Herfeld • Gabriel Galíndez Cruz • Gabriela Carrizo • Gemma Pellicer • Gert Van Overloop • Gesine Paulus • Giorgia Maddamma • Gisela Creus • Godlive Lawani • Gonzalo Zaragoza • Grigori Chakhov • Guency Armenta • Hanna Bosbach • Hansel Nezza • Helena Olmedo • Helena Pikon • Hervé Costa • Iban Salgado • Inbal Yacobi • Isabel González • Isabel Peña • Ismael Dia • Ivana Campos Melguizo • Ivana Linares • Jadranka Vrsalovic-Carevic • Jaime Martínez • Janet Panetta • Jaume Nieto • Javier Bustamante • Jean-Laurent Sasportes • Jesús Caramés • Jo Ann Endicott • Joan Figueres • Joaquín Fernández • Johannes Wieland • Jonatan Díaz • Jone San Martín • Jorge Puerta Armenta • Jorge Usón • José Aran Gracia • Jose Bustos • Jose Lainez • Jose Mármol • Jose Troncoso • Jou Serra • Juan Gabriel Harcha • Juan J. Ochoa • Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola • Juan Rico • Judith Kuckart • Julia Estévez • Julián Lazzaro • Juliana Reyes • Julie Anne Stanzak • Julie Shanahan • Jutta Polić • Karemia Moreno • Katharina Bauer • Katharina Von Wilcke • Kazutomi „Tsuki“ Kozuki • Keith Morino • Kenji Takagi • Kerstin Hardt • Kike Doatis • Laia Montoya • Lars Boot • Laura Barceló • Laura Cuxart • Leah Marojević • Léo Lerus • Leonardo Bottaioli • Leslie A. Boyce • Leti L. Karamazana • Linn Englund • Lluís Homar • Lorena Castell • Lorenzo Papagallo • Lucas Condro • Lucho Fasciolo • Lucyanna Pettengill • Luger Müller • Luís Gadea • Luisa Camacho • Luisa María Arias • Luisa Sancho • Lutz Förster • Luz Arcas • Ma Luisa Ramos • Maggie Salice • Magí Serra • Maite Jáuregui • Malou Airaudo • Manel Estella • Manel Rodríguez • Mar Ortiz • María Jáimez • María Muñoz • María Pagés • Mariana Giustina • Mariko Aoyama • Marisa Ulloa • Martha Hincapié • Martin Inthamoussu • Maryna Kushchova Ashotivna • Mathieu Rouvière • Mathilde Van de Meerendonk • Matthias Burkett • Maureen López Lembo • Máximo Hita • Melissa Medina • Mercedes Boronat • Meri Checa Esteban • Miguel Zomas • Milagros Gamarra • Milos Sofrenović • Minuit De Lacroix • Miquel Missé • Miquel Serrat • Misako Kato • Montse Gardó • Montse Llopis • Montse Roig • Moreno Bernardi • Nadine Freisleben • Naomi Brito • Nayat Kaid Ferron • Nazareth Panadero • Nieves Gimeno López • Nissa Nishikawa • Núria Aguiló • Núria Fernández • Olga Baeza • Olga Fraile • Olivia Ancona • Omar Sangare • Orlando J. Rodríguez • Pablo Callejo • Pablo Messiez • Paca Silvestre • Paco Padilla • Pascal Merighi • Pascale Franco • Patrick Williams Seebacher (TwoFace) • Paul White • Pedro Goucha • Penny Cherns • Pep Ramis • Pepe Gungolo • Peter Bellinghausen • Petra Mijanović • Pia Mazuela • Rainer Behr • Raquel Cano • Ricardo Franco • Robbie Moore • Robert Sturm • Roberto Olivan • Rosa Casas • Roxane D’Orléans • Ruby Smith • Ruth Amarante • Sandra Ballbé • Sandra González • Sanja Maier-Hasagic • Sara Fernández • Sara Sanguino • Scott Jennings • Sean Patrick Mombruno • Seba Breton • Sergi Amoros • Sergio Roca • Sergio Roccatti • Shantala Shivalingappa • Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui • Silvana Ranaudo • Sílvia Farias • Simona Ficosecco • Sira Hernández • Slavek Michalsky • Sol Bilbao • Sol Picó • Solen Drake • Stefan Jovanović • Stephan Laks • Stephanie Troyak • Teresa Lasheras • Teresa Llargués • Teresa Nieto • Theo Clinkard • Thusnelda Mercy • Tim Kienecker • Tom Sochas • Tomás Cabané • Tomás Pozzi • Tsai-Chin Yu • Ulrich Klier • Ursula Popp • Valentina Morales • Valeria Cosi • Valeria Oviedo • Vanessa Aran • Vanessa Calderón • Vassilissa Airaudo • Verónica Garzón • Verónica Santiago • Verónica Toro • Vicens Mayans • Vicky Aran • Virginia de la Cruz • Virginia Valero • Viviana Escalé • Xuria Cristóbal • Yasna Hauri • Yi Chun Liu • Zoltan Jo

With the support of…

The development of Pau’s pedagogical proposal in 2021, as well as the preparation and website design in 2023, were financed and supported by the Federal Government for Culture and Media (BKM), the special programme ‘Neustart Kultur’ and the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.

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@alejopuertok • @castaneda.photo.art • Alex Guri • Alexandros Sarakasidis • Andrés Amorós • Anorexio Fotoshoot • Beatrix Molnar • Camilla Greenwell • Celia Suárez • Chris Nash • Clara Bes • Claudio Bolognini • Daniel Doña • Daniel Novoa • Evangelos Rodoulis • Felicitas Willems • Fernando Suels • Filip Van Roe • Francesco Carbone • Gregory Batardon • Ignacio Urrutia • Jochen Viehoff • Jordi Vidal • Judith Espada • Kentaro Takahashi • Klaus Christ • Laszlo Szito • Laura de la Isla • Laurent Philippe • Maarten Vanden Abeele • Marta Vilardell • Mats Bäcker • Mika Kitamura • Milan Kampfer • Milan Nowoitnick Kampfer • Moad Mushabi • Nayat Kaid Ferron • Patrick Ley • Paula Lamamié de Clairac • Ralf Kokemüller • Renzo Luna Chima • Robert Stefanski • Sergio Celebrowsky • Sigo Sauerzapfe • Sofia Campos • Stella Rahola Matutes • Stephanie Berger • Stephen Wright • Tristram Kenton • Ulli Weiss • Ursula Kaufmann • Xavi Oribe