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MEMORY WAX(Sweden)/DANZA TEATRO RETAZOS (Cuba) - Possible Impossible/Crisálida

Possible Impossible

The Swedish dance company Memory Wax celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2014 by making this large co-production with Danza Teatro Retazos from Cuba.

Possible Impossible takes off from a landscape where the known laws of time, space and power have ceased to be valid. Imagine an associative world of magic, dreams and absurd impressions – where one dream relieves the next, and you fall, fly and balance between reality and fantasy. In this surprising world of dreams the door opens to other universes, where the mind is free and the impossible becomes possible.

Performers: Katy Arias Rodríguez, Alina Ramírez Moro, Rodolfo Sánchez Sarracino, Eugenio Tomás Ruíz Roque, Marcel Méndez González, Luis Alberto Gutiérrez Cordero, Cynthia Caraballo Galvez, Olivia Gonzalez Raga (Danza Teatro Retazos)
Concept and choreography: Miguel Azcue and Johanna Jonasson (Memory Wax) Dramaturg: Isabel Bustos (Danza Teatro Retazos)
Video and projections: Javier García Rodríguez
Light design: Thomas Dotzler
Technician: Rainer Frutos Fabies
Sound design: Johannes Burström
Production Producer: Alexandra Hill
Producers: Lia Sandberg Moustogianni & Hanna Falk
Tour Manager: Kristian Anselm
Project Coordination Cuba: Eugenio Chavez

Produced with support of: Europe Aid and the project Retazos Evoluciona, Swedish Arts Council, Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Kultur Skåne, Malmö Culture Committee, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Folkuniversitetet in Malmö and the Swedish Embassy in Havana.



In this action-packed 45 min dance piece with 8 world class artists, Memory Wax and Danza Teatro Retazos, explore the need to belong and be part of a community while juxtaposing the desire for freedom. With contemporary dance as a base, elements of pantomime, hip hop and folklore are visited as contrasting characters emerge. Everyday scenes are enhanced in a constantly changing dream-world where memories and desires are intertwined. Crisálida is a performance about belonging and identity portrayed with humor and poetry.

Performers: Maday Valdés Farías, Alina Ramírez Moro, Katy Arias Rodríguez, Arian Gonzalez Fuentes, Aurelio Planes Rodríguez, Marcel Méndez González, Eugenio Tomás Ruíz Roque, Luís Manuel Martínez Sotolongo (Danza Teatro Retazos)
Concept: Miguel Azcue and Johanna Jonasson (Memory Wax)
Choreography: Miguel Azcue
Dramaturgical advisor: Isabel Bustos
Production producer: Lia Sandberg Moustogianni Producer: Hanna Falk
Tour manager: Kristian Anselm
Project Coordinator Cuba: Eugenio Chávez
Sound Design: Rainer Frutos Fabies
Lighting Design: Stefan Bolliger
Costume Design: Aleida Carrasco
Composers: LUR – Erik Rask and Mika Forsling Music: by LUR, among others.
Promo video: Javier Garcia Rodriguez

Produced with support of: The Swedish Postcode Lottery Culture Foundation, The Swedish Arts Council, Region Skåne, Malmö Culture Committee and EuropeAid.


“ Crisálida (45 minutes) and Possible Impossible (50 minutes) are dance co-productions between the dance companies Memory Wax from Sweden and Danza Teatro Retazos from Cuba. Don't miss these Canadian premieres!” — VIDF Producers
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