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Atelier – Technique, Composition & Movement Research

Online Workshop with Pau Aran
In the frame of Winter Tanz 2020/21

“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.” Pau Aran

The work of the dancer and teacher Pau Aran is very much inspired by the Jooss-Leeder method and by his experiences of working with Pina Bausch. At the beginning of the workshop the focus is on developing movement from its various qualities, directions and all it implies: space, breathing, oppositions and working on small details that make all the difference. Together we will work on sequences that corporeally and technically contain the information previously studied, using principles of repetition and gestural intention. We will then dive into a creative process that opens up space for contact with oneself, without presumption or judgement. A space for sensitivity and expression, because each body has its own unique language. In this sense, we will work playfully and with pleasure, with compositional exercises, improvisations and body narratives. The participants will connect with a personal, authentic expression and thus develop a resilient, open and autonomous way of thinking with the help of clear directions and instructions.

Please note: Due to the current situation the workshop will take place online!

Pau Aran

Born on the Catalan mediterranean shores, Pau Aran began his professional performance career with ballroom dancing and modern-jazz before his interest and experience expanded to include many other forms of expressive movement. During his studies at the Conservatorio Profesional De Danza ‘Mariemma’, Madrid, he was notably invited to attend the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. This led to his most significant training to date, in Wuppertal and under the direction of Pina Bausch. Pau Aran has danced in more than twenty five of Pina Bausch's productions, and continues to dance with the internationally renowned Tanztheater Wuppertal - Pina Bausch as a guest artist. As an independent artist since 2013, he engages in developing his personal movement language through cross-disciplinary collective endeavors, and by teaching creative workshops with and for diverse artists and communities.
Level: Movement experience
In English
Prices: 150€ (130€*)
*Early Bird until 16.10.20