P_A_R_A_R / Immersive Performance Art is a dance and performance platform based in Germany, founded in 2015 by the choreographer and performer Karina Suárez Bosche (Mexico), the choreographer and performer Andrea Krohn (Brazil) as well as set designer Cheng-Ting Chen (Taiwan).
Deeply committed to the promotion of consciousness through movement and the transmission of contemporary dance and performance, P_A_R_A_R creates profound and challenging encounters between performers and public. We consider ourselves creators in constant change, affected and inspired by our different social and political contexts. P_A_R_A_R offers dance and performance productions, site-specific works, improvisation evenings and workshops for the general and diverse public.
P_A_R_A_R means “to stop”. Stopping is an active decision to pause. It opens up the possibility to perceive attentively, become aware, think and rethink, decide how to continue. In this sense, our performance practice is inclusive and immersive as it invites spectators and performers to establish a sincere, horizontal and meaningful contact, that also enables to approach and reflect sensitively on socio-political issues.
Until 2018 P_A_R_A_R has presented its work in:
– Festival Dance in Response/Hamburg, DE,
-Limited Edition, K3/Zentrum für Choreographie / Tanzplan Hamburg, DE
-Sånafest, Site-specific Art, and Performance, Hølen, NO
-World Stage Design, Taipei, TW
-Theatre of SESC in Palmas, Belém, Salvador, and Maceió, BR
-Teatro Ariano Suassuna in Recife, BR
-LARVA, Laboratorio Arte y Variedades, Guadalajara, MX
-Foro X, Centro Cultural España, Mexico City, MX
-Festival Internacional Red Serpiente, Morelia, MX
-Tanz Kongress / Hannover, DE
-Theatre Mousonturm / Frankfurt am Main, DE
-ACT Shanghai International Theater Festival, CN
-Yard Theater, Kaohsiung, TW