CRA’P Resident 2020


Atlantis2020  makes reference to the myth of a civilization extinguished due to a catastrophe. The title is updated every year. This updating emphasizes the processual nature of the piece, which does not point to a fixed goal but to a practice that constantly confronts itself to the present moment.

The starting point was a research on the body, movement and presence that began in 2017, based on body memory, especially in relation to territory and death. The body memory is related not only to personal memory, but also to inherited memory and shared (collective) memory. From the exposed body we seeks to penetrate into the denied collective memory, in particular, to gain access to the collective subconscious that has been buried. A memory that connects with the cruelty and violence of human beings, and that does it from the pain and the pleasure, from the destruction and from the primary longing for life.







Photo: Tristan Perez-Martin

Concept and creation: Diana Gadish
Performance: Esther Freixa and Diana Gadish
External eye and dramaturgy assistant.Toni Cots
Lights design: Daniel Miracle
With the support of La Caldera, Festival Citemor (Montemor-o-Velho), CRA’P, Fundació la Plana and Fabrica de les Arts Roca Umbert.

Diana Gadish, attends Fine Arts at U.B. and in 2007 she graduated in choreography studies at S.N.D.O. She completes her final-year internship with David Zambrano in Soul Project and with Diego Piñón (

As a performer she has worked in dance, theater, clown and performance art projects in several countries (Holland, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Spain and Mexico), with the artists Amaranta Velarde, Maria Stoyanova, La Fura dels Baus, Joao Negro , Jeremy Wade, Guillem Mont, Katerina Bakatesaki, etc. From 2003 to 2007 she was a member of the interdisciplinary music and dance improvisation group The mOving Point (Amsterdam).
In 2008 she got in touch with clown discipline, working with Jango Edwards in Cabaret Cabrón. As a clown she studied, among others, with Christophe Thellier, Fanny Giraud, Miner Montell and Jef Johnson. She has performed with her own clown sketches in numerous cabarets, festivals and poetry encounters. With one of them she won the First Prize at the Figueres Comic Festival of 2011.

With her creations Hiccup for Home (2007), Genesis Joplin (2009), Lucy Live (2013) and Handle with care (2016), she has performed in Spain, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Denmark and Mexico.

She currently perform with Lucy Live and Handle with care, since 2015 she works as a hospital clown with Pallapupas and teaches dance and bodywork at Col·legi de Teatre de Barcelona ( and Laboratorio Escuela (

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