Talk & Open Rehearsal with Dance Choreographer Bryan Arias




Bryan Arias


26 October 2022, 5 p.m.


Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern
Willy-Brandt-Platz 4-5, 67657 Kaiserslautern


Admission is free. You can register here or attend without registration.



In cooperation with:

Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern


This event is being held with the kind support of the Federal Foreign Office.


Bryan Arias is an acclaimed choreographer and dancer from New York City who will be accompanying his partner Alba Castillo in Kaiserslautern to support their production of the dance show "The Red Thread," that will have its world premiere at the Pfalztheater in October. During a talk in the theater lobby, Bryan will give insights into his career in dance and choreography inside and outside of the USA and answer questions from the audience before taking us backstage to attend an exclusive open rehearsal of his and Alba's upcoming dance show. 

About the show:

According to a Japanese legend (The Red String of Fate), there is an invisible red thread that flows out from our pinkie into the world. As we move through life, our invisible thread intertwines with other red threads, influencing our decisions and affecting the ways in which we connect to other people. In their interpretation, choreographers Alba Castillo and Bryan Arias wish to combine this legend with the story of The Little Red Riding Hood, exploring womanhood in today's society while referencing the origin and true meaning of the story. The legend of The Red String of Fate will serve as a way to connect the nonlinear storyline style of the performance, while the color red will function as a means to examine themes of love, loss of innocence, and mortality.

In our new event series, Sounds of America, we dive into the world of music and dance. Our guests are artists from the United States who give insights into the culture of American music and art with concerts, dance performances, and talks.


Bryan Arias

was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and grew up in New York City where he studied dance. He was a performer with the Netherlands Dance Theater (NDT) and Crystal Pite’s company Kidd Pivot. Originating roles and performing in works by master choreographers including Jirí Kylián, Ohad Naharin and Crystal Pite. Bryan began his choreographic career in 2012. Since then, he has created original works for internationally renowned companies such as the Netherlands Dance Theater, Zurich Ballet, The Bolshoi Ballet, Bern Ballet, Ballet Theater Basel, Tanz Lucerne Theater, Hessisches Staatsballet, Nuremberg Ballet, among others.


Bryan was nominated for the 2016 Rolex protege award and is the recipient of the 2017 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award, the 2019 Jacobs Pillow Fellowship Award and the 2020 prestigious German Der Faust Award in choreography. In 2015, Bryan founded ARIAS Company. A project based multidisciplinary company where he created evening length works which toured to festival such as Jacob's Pillow (USA), Danse Danse(Montreal), and The Colours Festival(Stuttgart). In 2020, Bryan co-founded Company Snorkel Rabbit, a multidisciplinary company based in Basel, Switzerland, and currently the resident company of Opera de Massy (France).