CONTEMPORARY DANCE & CHOREOGRAPHY – In the Style of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

with Pau Aran

25.–27.07.22, 14:00–17:30

Dancers / Actors / Performers

Fee: 120€ / 95€ Early Bird (until June 20st)

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About the Workshop

Coming from a long career background with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, emerging as an independent creator, we will honor the ‘workshop’ as a place of experimentation and craft creation: we learn, practice and improve our technique / crafts(wo)manship and find a creative identity. By creating and developing a shared physical language, we start to question what we can do individually and collectively and how this can contribute to a more coherent and sustainable society.
In my methodology I propose a work based on the compositional factors of dance: energy, rhythm, space and form. The Jooss-Leeder method inspires much of my class. Respecting the different needs and circumstances of the group, I focus on breathing, repetition and opposing directional forces.

About Pau Aran

Pau Aran was born in Barcelona where he studied Ballet and took classes in Contemporary Dance, at the age of 22 he transferred to Madrid. When he met Malou Airaudo in Paris, he was offered the opportunity to take part in an audition at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen. Pau was accepted and began training in the 3rd year of the B.A Program in 2005 and thereafter joined Tanztheater Wuppertal in 2006, where he stayed until the end of the season 2019/20. He danced in a total of 25 pieces, delving into the complexity of Pina Bausch’s movement language.
Since 2013 Pau has been working as a freelance artist while still being a member of the ensemble in Wuppertal. He has guest choreographed and danced in Germany, Spain, UK, Japan and Italy over the last years. Since 2020, as well as focusing on his choreographic work, he has been passing on the experience he has gathered as a freelance dancer and teacher to the next generation.