Paula Rosolen graduated from the University for Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt. She holds a MA in Choreography and Performance from the JLU in Gießen. Granted with DanceWEB. She was choreographer in residence at K3-Zentrum für Choreographie in Hamburg and Workspace Brussels. Paula was also funded by Goethe Institut’s young talent program.
With her work “Aerobics!” (2014) she was awarded 1st Prize at the 3rd edition of “Danse Élargie” a competition organized by Theatre de la Ville, Paris, and Musee de la Danse in Rennes.
Paula Rosolen’s works have been shown at ZKM Karlsruhe, Pact Zollverein, Museum Wiesbaden, Frankfurt LAB, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Akademie der Künste Berlin/Feldforschung Festival, Festival 150%Hamburg, Biennale Tanzausbildung 2008/2012, Kampnagel, European Festival for Contemporary Dance Poland, Theaterdiscounter Berlin, Centro Cultural de la Cooperación in Buenos Aires.
In her works, beginning in 2010 with “Die Farce der Suche” (2010), “Libretto” (2012) and “Piano Men - A Tanzfonds Erbe Project” (2013), she examines the relationship between documentary theatre, oral history and dance. Together with the Digitaler Atlas Tanz and the Akademie der Künste Berlin, she coordinated the creation of the “Renate Schottelius Archiv”, in cooperation with Teatro General San Martín in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She works with the goal of making visible the inherent dance present in popular culture and everyday life. These subjects are always studied from a distinct point of view, and are usually set in a foreign context
Paula Rosolen taught workshops and master classes at JL University in Giessen, Bilgi University in Istanbul, Musée de la Danse and the Boston Conservatory.