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Recording: 2020-08-06 , Plataforma Berlin 2020 / DOCK 11 (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Pau Aran

Étude V

Plataforma Berlin 2020 | DOCK 11

Production Details / Press Releases

Etude V is a Solo Dance where Pau Aran explores simplicity and minimalism using his body as the only instrument. The work of the Peruvian poet César Moro fills this choreographic piece that reveals the universe of this author and surrealist painter who is an influence and reference for this study developed by the Catalan artist. Pau Aran finds a composition full of clear intentions. A pure gesture to honour what he learned at that time and everything that led him to that point. So, in a way, a celebration and a farewell in the form of gratitude towards the inspiration that such a beautiful dream leaves behind.

Pau Aran is an independent dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Berlin and Madrid. He leads creative projects and workshops, as well as building bridges within the artistic community. Born on the Catalan mediterranean shores, 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 beyond nationalism. 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.

Presented by Martha Hincapié Charry in the frame of Plataforma Berlin 2020.

Plataforma Berlin analyses the current political, ecological and social situation in the Ibero-American region and makes cross references to climate change and activism. An intercontinental and interdisciplinary meeting brings together BIPOC artists, indigenous leaders, activists and cultural workers. This year a reduced version is being held in which dance/performances and documentaries will open a dialogue and provide a vision of ancient and futuristic cultures. Plataforma continues to reflect on the effects of decolonization processes on the body, as well as on the forms of resistance that artists have developed in the context of migration to Berlin or as part of a local utopia.


TFB Nr. 1443

Cast & Credits

Direction / dance: Pau Aran
In collaboration with: Alberto Conejero, Theo Clinkard, Leah Marojević, Joana Serra, Sergio Roca, Pep Ramis, Domenico Angarano, Tom Sochas, Valentina Morales, Charlie Cattrall
Production: Núria Aguiló Sol
Distribution: Godlive Lawani
Management: Laia Montoya


Kastanienallee 79
10435 Berlin



Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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