Summer Intensive 2023-22
Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui co. Rep.
Pau Aran
WEEK 2 / 17 – 21 July


July 17 – July 21 |  15:00 – 18:00
Studio: HJS

Please note for your travel plans there will be an informal sharing of all workshops this week on Friday 18:15

About the workshopVlaemsch (chez moi) / Eastman Sidi Larbi co. Repertory

With his latest large-scale independent production, Vlaemsch (chez moi), Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui wants to enter into a direct confrontation with the Flemish roots he has inherited from his mother’s side. The piece opens the door to a mythical past, where movement becomes a form of memory work in which the roots of a personal, intimate Flemish identity are dug up, uprooted and rearranged. Working with dancers from all over the world, the aim is not to impose supposed Flemish values on them, but rather to look for a form of cultural contamination. How can each person share his or her culture with the other without immediately falling into the trap of annexation or unlawful appropriation? Vlaemsch wants to enter precisely into this tangle of cultural roots, which have numerous political, social and economic ramifications.
This creative repertory workshop is led by original cast member Pau Aran Gimeno (Eastman, Tanztheater Wuppertal – Pina Bausch), who will propose a variety of choreographic and theatrical concepts of the piece to work with during the week. As a close artistic partner to Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Pau will work in parallel with his creation methods, as well as making use of his own expertise as a choreographer and educator. To Pau, the ‘workshop’ is a place of experimentation and craft creation, a place of learning, practicing, improving technique / crafts(wo)manship and finding a creative identity. 




About Pau Aran Gimeno
Pau was born 1981 in Barcelona, Spain, is a Dance Artist now living and working in Germany. He came to dance at the age of eleven and 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. Since 2013, Pau has been creating his own pieces. In 2020, he began his artistic collaboration with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui which continues to this day. Pau has also danced for other choreographers such as Theo Clinkard, Alan Lucien Øyen and Antonio Ruz.

Since 2013, Pau has been creating his own pieces and presenting his work in Germany, France, Italy, Chile and Japan. In 2020 he founded his own company. The first creation of his ensemble Lettre d’Amour was presented at the Grec Festival in Barcelona.

photos by Filip Van Roe


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Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui co. Rep.
Pau Aran
WEEK 2 / 17 – 21 July”

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