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summer | main event
running from the 1st to the 30th of july 2023

© jordi vidal

b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


pau aran


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Atelier honours the workshop as a place of experimentation and craft creation. For me, the dance studio is like a workshop where we learn, practice and improve our technique/ crafts(wo)manship and find a creative identity. In my methodology, I propose a work based on the compositional factors of dance, according to the dancer, choreographer and pedagogue Jean Cébron (1927-2019): energy, form, space and rhythm. 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. At the end of the training, we conclude with a sequence containing the information studied during the session. Afterwards, composition and improvisation exercises open a dialogue with each performer. I seek to connect them with their unique personal expression and their creative potential, beyond their physical aptitudes. With these premises, there will be work through play and pleasure on the detailed study of movement, gesture, writing, improvisation and body narrative. Dancers will connect with authenticity but also confront their self-demands and develop a greater awareness of their limits in order to overcome them. Thus, through guidelines and keywords, the group will explore a resilient, open and autonomous way of thinking about creativity. An invitation to self-reliance, but also to a collective process of discovery, questioning and expansion.

please be aware of our early bird special offer for this workshop! you can apply for this offer up until the 24th of march 2023. after the 24th the regular workshop fee applies. applications are accepted up until one day before the workshops starts.

Pau Aran (Barcelona, 1981) is a Dance Artist, now living and working in Germany. He came to dance at the age of eleven and soon after studied all styles: Latin American, Standard, Jazz, Modern 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. Since 2013, and in parallel to his career as a dancer, Pau has been creating his own pieces and presenting his work in Germany, France, Italy, Chile, Spain and Japan. In 2020, he began his collaboration with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, which continues to this day. Pau has also danced for other choreographers such as Theo Clinkard, Alan Lucien Øyen, Antonio Ruz, Stefan Jovanović, and Jorge Puerta Armenta. His current motivation is to continue developing the expression of his art through body language, focusing on the creation and pedagogy of contemporary dance. The search for beauty, movement, and his interest in the poetics of contemporary dance theatre are represented in his projects. With a commitment to share previously gained knowledge and experiences to the next generation of artists, Pau simultaneously encourages self-discovery in his students and collaborators. Combining the passage of time and transient nature of dance, fusing heritage and tradition, with the future.



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