PAU ARAN.

Internationally acclaimed dancer Pau Aran Gimeno is creating, teaching and collaborating on interdisciplinary post-national dance projects and workshops, whilst also performing with Tanztheater Wuppertal – Pina Bausch since 2006. Born on the Catalan mediterranean shores, Pau 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, Pau 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 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, Pau engages in developing his personal movement language through cross-disciplinary collective endeavors worldwide, and by teaching creative workshops with and for diverse artists and communities.

Lettre d'amour.

…moments of absence gathered in the body memory, no longer knowing where, or with whom, or how to dance forward.

LETTRE D’AMOUR 

A solo of desire and the discovery of an appetite for all that is absent.

One hour in length this dance-theatre work is a collaboration between dancer Pau Aran Gimeno, texts by the Peruvian poet César Moro, dramaturg Alberto Conejero and actress Consuelo Trujillo.

Pau Aran Gimeno questions:

How do I dance for, towards, and about, someone who is absent?How do I dance and express that which no longer exists? How do I dance after I have already danced an entire chapter? How do I dance now that my dance-card is full? How do I dance a new beginning?

This solo is born from all these questions, all of the moments of absence gathered in the body memory, no longer knowing where, or with whom, or how to dance forward. It is grounded in the vestiges of the road already travelled and in the road marked ahead.

The source of the inspirational texts comes from the poet César Moro, who was the founder of a poetic galaxy, as passionate and profound as it is unknown to many, even today.

World Premiere at GREC Festival, Barcelona, Spain.ress

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