Pau was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1981. He began his professional path to dance through ballroom dancing where he reached international competition level in ten different styles. This led him to study dance in Barcelona, and at the Royal Conservatory in Madrid where his interest began with the classical ballet form and developed towards an interest in contemporary dance and contact improvisation. Following his studies he continued to explore the form of dance in France and Germany before becoming a permanent performing member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in 2005.
In addition to performing with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Pau currently teaches, conducts workshops, and participates in various artistic projects in Germany and abroad. His goal is to further develop his own movement language which he has been nurturing the last years in Germany, and to continue to reflect upon the ideas, inspirations, and influences from his colleagues, artists, and the masters that cross his path.
AT 17 CM
(Solo) Germany, 2013 · 35 minutes · Direction: Jorge Puerta Armenta · Dance: Pau Aran Gimeno · Light Design: Marco Wehrspann
It was a long and intermittent process born of the need to understand the loss of someone close. I didn't want to take that trip alone and asked Jorge for his support and guidance.
Among the chaos, dilemmas, and frustration, there was friendship, relief and fight. The search and the respect were our engines.
For me, this performance is a change of skin. Talk about what one is. Bring the past to the present time. Let go and cry. Scream. Bottoming to revive and assimilate what happened. I enter in my ghosts and I feel the danger. Death and absence are there. And I give myself to them to start over. From another place.
Teaser 'At 17 cm'
TANZTHEATER WUPPERTAL PINA-BAUSCH
- IPHIGENIE AUF TAURIS (Iphigenia In Tauris)
- DAS FRÜHLINGSOPFER (The Rite Of Spring)
- DIE SIEBEN TODSÜNDEN (The Seven Deadly Sins)
- KOMM TANZ MIT MIR (Come Dance With Me)
- CAFÉ MÜLLER
- KEUSCHHEITSLEGENDE (Legend Of Chastity)
- NELKEN (Carnations)
- AUF DEM GEBIRGE HAT MAN EIN · GESCHREI GEHÖRT (On The Mountain A Cry Was Heard)
- TWO CIGARETTES IN THE DARK
- PALERMO PALERMO
- NUR DU (Only You)
- DER FENSTERPUTZER (The Window Washer)
- MASURCA FOGO
- FÜR DIE KINDER VON GESTERN, HEUTE UND MORGEN (For The Children Of Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow)
- TEN CHI
- VOLLMOND (Full Moon)
- BAMBOO BLUES
- '...COMO EL MUSGUITO EN LA PIEDRA, AY SI, SI, SI …' (Like Moss On A Stone)
Trailer from 'Pina', Wim Wenders
THIS BRIGHT FIELD
United Kingdom, 2017 · Part one 15 mins & Part two 45 mins · Concept, direction and design: Theo Clinkard · Artistic Collaboration: Leah Marojevic · Realisation and performance: Leah Marojevic, Stephanie McMann, Meri Pajunpää, Natalie Corne, Crystal Zillwood, Temitope Ajose-Cutting, Luke Divall, Mathieu Geffre, Nick Coutsier, Colas Lucot, Pau Aran Gimeno, Antonin Rioche · Sound composition and performance: James Keane · Lighting design: Guy Hoare · Costumes: Rike Zöllner
Over the last five years, Brighton-based choreographer and designer, Theo Clinkard, has built a reputation for creating affecting and visually arresting work. A new work for his company conceived in two parts.
Part one takes the audience on stage in small groups for an intimate encounter with Clinkard’s exceptional company of twelve international dancers. Visible within a maze of constantly moving screens, tender exchanges between the performers help the audience to connect with the cast.
In Part two, Clinkard’s choreography takes to the full stage on a cinematic scale. Retaining vivid impressions of the first part, and with the familiarity of the individual dancers still in mind, the audience is back in the auditorium seats. Featuring striking lighting design, bold costumes and music performed live by James Keane, This Bright Field gradually builds in momentum to become a spectacle of visual and emotional power.
Trailer 'This Bright Field'
LABORATORIO DE DANZA TEATRO
Technique, creation and movement research with Pau Aran Gimeno
Each body has its own language, unique and perfect. Our working tool must be continuously powerful and sensitive. With this in mind, we will work through play and pleasure, with exercises based on technique, composition, improvisation and body narrative. We will open the space to dialogue with ourselves and the others. We will connect with an authentic personal expression and we will improve the quality of movement. We will achieve an increase in the awareness of our limits, which will allow us to overcome them. The result of our work will help us have an open and autonomous mind, capable of adapting to a creative process.
INTERVIEW FOR ‘ESDM DANZA Y MULTIMEDIA’
TANZTHEATER WUPPERTAL - PINA BAUSCH, Wuppertal
Williams College. Williamstown · Shenandoah University, Winchester · Marymount College. New York City · Institut del Teatre de Barcelona · NOD, Torino · LDC, Ancona · Bambú Danza, Madrid · ESDM, Barcelona · FAI-AR, Marseille · Certamen Coreográfico de Tetuán, Madrid · Independent venues in Montpellier, Chile, Argentina and Colombia
‘UNA’ with MAITE JAUREGUI. Direction
‘ÉTUDE IV’ for Nina Barbé, Lyon. Direction
‘AUGUST, OSSAGE COUNTY’ with OMAR SANGARE, Williamstown. Movement assistance
‘THIS BRIGHT FIELD’ by THEO CLINKARD, United Kingdom
‘ÉTUDE III’ for Mara Ortiz, Buenos Aires. Direction
‘ESCORIAL EN DANZA’, St. Lorenzo del Escorial. Guest teacher
‘MIMOSA’, St. Esteve de Palautordera. Direction
‘COREÓGRAFOS EN COMUNIDAD’, Conde Duque de Madrid. Direction
‘PRINCESS IVONA’, Williamstown. Movement assistance
‘INICIACIÓN A LA SOMBRA’, Centre d’Arts Santa Mònica de Barcelona and Conde Duque de Madrid. Choreography
‘ÉTUDE II’ for Lou Gulli, Paris. Direction
‘AT 17 CENTIMETERS’ with JORGE PUERTA ARMENTA, Wuppertal
'THE FIFTEEN EYES OF AXOMAMMA' [I Shall Become A Perfect Dead Woman], Jersey Opera House, Branchage Film Festival, Jersey, UK. Dancer
FOLKWANG UNIVERSITY FOR THE ARTS, Essen
REAL CONSERVATORIO PROFESIONAL DE DANZA, Madrid.
ESTUDIO 3, Madrid
EUROPA DANSE (JEUNES DANSEURS EUROPÉENS), France
‘COTIDIANAS’ and ‘HAY UN DÍA EN QUE SE NACE’ by MORENO BERNARDI, Barcelona
‘LA DAME DE PIQUE’, GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU, Barcelona
COMPANY & COMPANY, Barcelona
ROGER'S CENTER, Barcelona
A LEVELS, Barcelona
Gonzalo Zaragoza, Ricardo Franco, Slavek Michalsky, Manel Rodríguez, Máximo Hita, Moreno Bernardi, Francesc Bravo, Cristiane Boullosa, Manel Estella, Teresa Llargués, Sergio Roccatti, Alessandra Valeri, Dominque Mercy, Malou Airaudo, Ernesta Corvino, Janet Panetta, Ed Kortland.