Esther Arribas

Having a background in art and design and being SNDO alumna, Esther is a choreographer, researcher and teacher. Since the beginning of her practice as choreographer, she has been working in collaboration with architects, filmmakers, visual artists, writers, besides other dance makers. To work in collaboration means for Esther to create platforms for understanding relations and unfolding perspectives. Platforms where to bring methodologies from different fields to fluctuate, proposing every entity to become porous, multifaceted.

Her movement practice, both as maker and as teacher, is currently focused on understanding bodies and movement within the philosophical frame of thinking/doing, feeling/doing. This frame proposes to look at the constellations of human and no-human bodies, trespassing and pre-staging their semantic registration. To understand the body as a place for potentiality, a place for study before thought and impression are formed. Her method is mainly based on durational simple tasks, repetition from difference, paraphrasing impossibilities and playing with not knowing.

At SNDO, Esther teaches movement research and is a member of the staff team on the position of administrative assistant. Her engagement with SNDO in the different roles is fed by a deep interest on the curriculum and development politics of the department.