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.




Nayat Kaid Ferron • José Aran Gracia • Valentina Morales

Virginia Valero • Gonzalo Zaragoza • Ricardo Franco • Eva López Crevillén • Ma Luisa Ramos • Julia Estevez • Slavek Michalsky • Manel Rodríguez • Máximo Hita • Marisa Ulloa • Mathilde Van de Meerendonk • Moreno Bernardi • Mariana Giustina • Leonardo Bottaioli • Paca Silvestre • Montse Llopis • Karemia Moreno • Inbal Yacobi • Francesc Bravo • Cristiane Boullosa • Manel Estella • Teresa Llargués • Sergio Roccatti • Alessandra Valeri • Dominique Mercy • Malou Airaudo • Anne Marie Benatti • Lutz Förster • Ernesta Corvino • Janet Panetta • Christine Kono • Christine Biedermann • Ed Kortland • Pedro Goucha

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.

Photo credits

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