‘I am not trying to create a fixed doctrine. I consider myself just one more channel. Nothing else. My desire is to be a witness, to share from my experience, to give freely, so that I can give air to the wings of those who have decided to fly with me. To observe, to move, to be patient, attentive, and direct my focus spontaneously and directly.
I am present for the individual or the group. Listening to what is necessary and prepared to make mistakes together, to change my mind, to not take things too seriously, to disagree even, to take space and then, to start again, calmly’
In his pedagogical approach, Pau Aran proposes to work on movement based compositional factors of dance: energy, form, space and rhythm. The Jooss-Leeder method inspires much of his work. Respecting different needs and circumstances of the group, Pau utilises and focuses on breathing, repetition, opposing directional forces, and different qualities of movement with a deep focus on gestural intention to gradually fine-tune and develop the instrument/body.
His creative process proposes a space of contact with oneself, without pretensions or judgments. A space for sensitivity and expressiveness, where everything is possible. Each body has its own language, unique and perfect. With these premises, there will be work through play and pleasure, with composition exercises, improvisation and body narrative. The search will open to dialogue with oneself and with others. Participants will connect with a personal, authentic expression and develop a greater awareness of their limits, in order to overcome them. This methodology is also inspired by his experiences of working with Pina Bausch and her company in Wuppertal. Thus, through guidelines and instructions, the group will develop a resilient, open and autonomous way of thinking. An invitation to personal empowerment that also offers us a creative group process, where each one discovers, questions, expands their language, to end with a physical, mental and sensory experience, responsible for their own journey.