Water and Stones

Title: Water & Stones
Performed by: Pau Aran
Video: Andrés Amorós
Music: Alain Kremski, Gurdjieff
Special thanks: Sonia Serrano, Cristiane Azem

Pau Aran Gimeno. Born in Barcelona, he began his career at the age of eleven through Latin American, standard, jazz, modern dance 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. It was also in 2020 that he began his artistic collaboration with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, which continues to this day. From 2013, he began his independent choreographic creations, generally developed through interdisciplinary collective work and creative workshops. Among his most significant shows are Avui em veus, demà seré invisible (2013); Tres maneras y Mimosa (2016), Notes of Life (2019, produced in Yokohama); Brocken and Ich bin nicht nur ein Körper, aber wenn du willst, kann ich tanzen (2019, both for Tanztheater Wuppertal), Lettre d’amour (2020, with Consuelo Trujillo and Alberto Conejero) and Un cadavre exquis II (2022, with José Troncoso). 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 sharing previously acquired knowledge and experience with the next generation of artists, Pau encourages self-discovery, simultaneously combining heritage and tradition with the passage of time and the transitory nature of the dance of the future.