The Swedish dance company Memory Wax, together with the Cuban dance company Danza Teatro Retazos, creates emotional connections with their audience. Their co-production Shapes was first performed at Las Carolinas in Havanna, Cuba, on 21 March 2018 – and now it is touring time for Dancenet Sweden

Shapes is a multifaceted piece on life changes, changing moments and peoples contradictory need to belong and to be free. A poetic work which explores the relationship between forms and contents to identify patterns, finding meanings and creating relationships. The genuine interplay of the dancers and the unconstitutional performance language makes Shapes an accessible dance piece with the ability to reach out to us.

Memory Wax has worked together with Danza Teatro Retazos since 2006. This is their third joint co-production in which they take advantage of their different cultural and geographical experiences. With the fantastic power that dance possesses to communicate without words, the two companies meet in the global language of dance to pay tribute to the paradoxical existence of man and the unexplored possibilities of the futures.

Dancenet Sweden has previously toured Memory Wax’ performances Possible Impossible (2015), Desert (2007) and The Quiet Agreement (2007).


“takes advantage of both the powerful dynamics of the interplayed Cuban dancers and the subtle precision in elements of mime and fast-paced slapstick comedy. An uncomplicated and easily accessible dance work with the potential to appeal to most people, without sacrificing integrity and honesty.”

“(The performance) is a powerful experience whether you read a story into what is happening on stage or see it as the choreographer Miguel Azcue, in conversation with the audience afterwards, says he has imagined it: to show the forms – Shapes – of the unique events of human encounters (…) but if you can’t understand the performance, it is simply just beautiful. It is gripping – you do not have to “understand” the performance more than so.”
Motala & Vadstena Tidning


Dancers: Alina Ramirez Moro, Ernesto Leon Leyva, Maday Valdés Farias, Sheila San Martin Morejon, Danys Brian Barreras Gonzales, Arian Gonzales Fuentes
Choreographer: Miguel Azcue
Movement consultant: Johanna Jonasson
Dramaturgy: Isabel Bustos
Light design: Stefan Bollinger
Technicians on tour: Stefan Bollinger, Imre Zsibrik
Production: Memory Wax/DanzaTeatro Retazos
Music: Nils Frahm, Auntie Flo, René Aubry, Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen, Kronos Quartet
Photo: Javier Garcia

On tour with Dancenet Sweden during autumn 2021.