Memory Wax “Andas”

Intense solo dance that will take your breath away

An intense dance performance that pulls the audience into a rhythmical game of presence and tension. Memory Wax return to their roots and unveil a network of secrets, poetry and memories through movement and soundscapes.

When Ingmar Bergman wrote the screenplay for Persona he was very ill and did it because he, as he said, “needed to exercise his hand”. In the process he had to pare the text down and remove everything that wasn’t absolutely necessary for the story to take shape, and he realised that the most important thing in his storytelling was rhythm – in a dialogue, an image, a movement, a relationship.

Using Bergman’s approach to his creative process as a point of departure, Memory Wax has created a performance that revolves around the rhythm in the room and in the movement. In Breathe we encounter a body that is exploring the present – what it means to pause and stay in what is, stretch the elastic membrane between two moments. A space that is densified with sound and light, a breathless tension between dancer and audience. What can the intense and intimate relationship between creative people make, using as little effort as possible? Move an entire room? Make you catch your breath, without even knowing exactly why?

Memory Wax (SE) is a dance and theatre company with a strong visual expression and a naked theatrical movement language. The company was founded in 2004 by Miguel Azcue and Johanna Jonasson and is based in Malmö, Sweden. Through simplicity we experience and develop movement and ideas in a new perspective. Memory Wax’ repertoire contains performances for children, youth and adults. The pieces have been presented nationally and internationally in Sweden, Denmark, Great Britain, Russia, Czech Republic, Spain, Peru, Ecuador and Cuba. Memory Wax also focus on finding new and open platforms for meetings between the audience and dance. This meeting reflects in the company’s own creations and arranging of site specific events in collaboration with artists, networks and cultural exchanges. The company is supported yearly by Malmö Culture Committee, Region Skånes kulturnämnd (Kultur Skåne) and the Swedish Arts Council.

Coreography: Johanna Jonasson & Miguel Azcue | Dance: Johanna Jonasson | Music: Johannes Burström | Light design: Stefan Bolliger | Technician: Imre Zsibrik