Institut Ramon LLull

Pau Aran: Seeking After Truth, New York premiere

Performing.  New York, 06/11/2023

Seeking After Truth, a solo piece by Pau Aran, is an exploration that extends beyond collective questions. It delves into the inner revolution of identity and the often tumultuous collision of rejection. This work contemplates the encounters between diverse cultures and beliefs. It raises poignant questions about belonging in a world where rejection can loom at every corner.

Pau Aran. Dancer, choreographer and teacher

Born in Barcelona, Pau Aran Gimeno began his career at the age of eleven, exploring 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.

Pau then joined the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal - Pina Bausch in 2005, where he remained a permanent member until 2020 and later served as a guest until 2022.

Additionally, In 2020, Pau began his artistic collaboration with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, which continues to this day. Pau has also collaborated with other choreographers such as Theo Clinkard, Alan Lucien Øyen, Antonio Ruz, Stefan Jovanović, and Jorge Puerta Armenta.

From 2013, Pau began his independent choreographic creations, generally developed through interdisciplinary collective work and creative workshops. Some of his most notable productions include: Avui em veus, demà seré invisible (2013); Tres maneras and Mimosa (2016); Notes on Life (2019) produced in Yokohama; Brocken and Ich bin nicht nur ein Körper, aber wenn du willst, kann ich tanzen (2019) for Tanztheater Wuppertal; Lettre d'amour (2020) co-produced by the GREC Festival in Barcelona with Consuelo Trujillo and Alberto Conejero and Un cadavre exquis II (2022) premiered at the Teatro Español with José Troncoso.

Pau's current motivation is to continue developing expression through body language, focusing on the creation and pedagogy of contemporary dance. His search for movement and interest in the poetics of contemporary dance-theatre are represented in his projects. Committed to sharing his accumulated knowledge and experience with the next generation of artists, Pau encourages self-discovery while simultaneously combining heritage and tradition with the passage of time and the transitory nature of dance and its future.

About the Invisible Cultures Series

Anto Astudillo invites a diverse group of artists of trans, non- binary, epupillán (two-spirit) and queer experience, to collaborate and be part of a multidisciplinary conversation, anticipated as “unproductive”: generating a gender fluidityadvocating ephemeral experience that opposes property and capital ideals by offering a healing and intimate relationship with territory.

Seeking After Truth, Performance + Talk

Part of the Invisible Cultures Series

December 6, 2023 @ 7pm

at Performance Space, Keith Haring Theater

New York

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