CRA’P resident April to December 2018


Respirar el Mahabharata (To breathe the Mahabharata) is a 12 years performance act in which the artist commits himself to study during 12 years the Mahabharata, the great Indian epic, and premiere each year, on the 12th of December, a new show based on the oral narration of a part of the Mahabharata. That way the public can attend to the complete narration of the Mahabharata along 12 years.

The performer shares the development of the project in a blog, in which he publishes a new writing every 15 days: www.respirarelmahabharata.







Respirar el Mahabharata, third year

One of the ideas of this 12 years performance act is to work with a different director each year. The direction of the first year’s show was done by María Stoyanova, the second year process was based on the collaboration with singer and actress Gisele Cornejo and for the third year the performer trusts in the guidance of Toni Cots and CRA’P collective.

The performer enters each year’s process with almost no guidelines, trusting the Mahabharata’s argument to restrain the creative process.

The third year’s intentions are working while having in mind the fire as a union and devotion symbol and develop an intimate show meant for private houses and limited audiences where renouncing teatrality and every sort of stage artifices serves as a guideline to reach a deeper state of stage sincerity.

Michael Gadish have studied Hebrew philology BA in the University of Amsterdam and a certification program in sanskrit language and culture with Elena Sierra in the University of Barcelona. He collaborates as a writer in theater and contemporary dance projects since 2004. The search of the origins of language and the meeting between philosophy, art and the traditional with the contemporary has brought him to focus on story telling as a tool, combined with new scenic languages close to the performance arts as well as specializing in the roots of Indian traditional storrytelling: the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Purana, out of the feeling that they are an unending  spring of wisdom and creativity. He collaborates with yoga training courses and organizes talks and workshops about Indian cosmogony which combines creativity with education. Since 2016 he is leading a 12 years performance based on the Mahabharata, where he commits to study during 12 years this great work and premiere each 12th of the 12th a new show based on a part of this story. Each 15 days he publishes a writing on the state of the process in the blog:


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