CRA’P resident December 2019 to November 2020


The memory of the flesh is the new creation piece, that is part of the research and scenic creation project Body-Document, started in 2012, and conceived as a multidisciplinary performative archive.

The memory of the flesh has opened new concepts in which I explore that take a central place in this new creation: my 105 years old grandmother, and my mother are living sources of inspiration and study; the memory of the land, the trees, and the arid, raw and beautiful nature of the southern part of Navarra where I grew up and where my roots are; the body conceived as a living ecosystem with its connections with agriculture, cycles, the power of the dowsers, and the imprint of the life of men and women who have dedicated themselves to the fields as a way of life. In which the body is a tool for all activities and experiences.

In this new phase of the project which is the memory of the flesh, I put my focus on two axes: the passage of time and the memory, family and territory alike.

Up to now, the memory of the flesh has enjoyed residencies at: Fundación La Plana, Navarra Dance Festival 2020 and CRA’P, where it is a project in residence. It has the support of the House of Culture and the Ribaforada Town Hall (Navarra). The piece will be premiered within the framework of the Navarra Dance Festival, DNA 2021.

Idea, creation and interpretation: Estitxu Arroyo Sánchez

Creation and direction: Esther Freixa and Ràfols

Artistic advisor: Toni Cots

Movement advisor: Elena Córdoba

Video creation: Marina Lameiro

Link DNA 2020 

Installation Drift: between December 18th 2020 and February 7th 2021. To be exhibited at the Horno de la Ciudadela, with the support of ​Pamplona’s City Council, Culture Department.







Estitxu Arroyo Sánchez is a multidisciplinary performer, actress and scenic creator in Performing Arts. She studied Library and Documentation Studies at the University of Zaragoza. She studied at Navarra Theatre School, and later she graduated in Drama at the Theatre Institute of Barcelona. She had a scholarship to deepen her studies at the Universität der Kunst in Berlin (udk), and studied a Master’s degree in Scenic Practice and Visual Culture, organized by the University of Alcalá de Henares and Artea, in collaboration with the Museum Reina Sofía, La casa encendida and Matadero, in Madrid. She trained for five annual courses in hatha yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic medicine and Vedic philosophy, 2008 and 2011. She travelled three times to India to deepen her practice. In the last 8 years, she has continued her yoga research influenced by the Advaita Vedanta tradition and Kashmiri yoga, in regular meetings with Francis Lucille and Eric Baret. Between 2006 and 2012, was a member of the pedagogical team of Atena Foundation, Psicoballet Navarra, and as a performer and creator, she was a member of their theatre-dance company. She is currently a dance and movement teacher at the Corella Arts School in the artistic baccalaureate, Navarra. For 15 years she has been teaching yoga and meditation classes in different spaces and places. At the same time, she works as a professional storyteller in the network of libraries of Navarra, and the programs held at Pamplona Cultural Centres arranged by the City Council. At the same time, she teaches workshops and classes based on body work and movement research. For 4 years she has been a founding member of the Evolutive Scene association.

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