A participatory dance performance
in the dark.





Memory Lab is a performance that, like many of my previous works, revolves around memories and dance.
   
Already in 2003 I inherited the work Dixit Dominus, choreographed by Kurt Jooss for the Indian dancer Lilavati living in Sweden. In my work Future Memory (2012/2014), memories are processed from a postcolonial and highly personal perspective where the intersections of the meetings between Western dance canon and an Indian contemporary and traditional dance are explored. 


How can dance, movements or rather memories of movements be inherited and carried on?


These questions filters through my work, An evening with Astad, where I, together with Astad Deboo, 72, a pioneer of contemporary Indian dance, explore histories and memories. An evening with Astad had its 2017 premiere in Lund and played last summer in Munich within a project on post-migrant dance.
Memory Lab explores how memories can live on and be embodied with the help of the audience members.

Participatory choreographies that shift our conceptions of canon and traditions, while at the same time, through the physical and immediate participation of the body, we experience a unique closeness to memories – both our own and of others. 






Performed at


Riksteatern turne hösten 2021
Nordiska Akvarellmuseet - Skärhamn
Landvetters Kulturhus - Landvetter
Högsgården - Hudiksvall
Ritz - Arvika
Byteatern - Kalmar


NorrlandsOperan - Re-think festival, Umeå


My Wild Flag festival - Mdt Sthlm Stockholm
Dansmässan - Stockholm
Eareye Festival - Inkonst, Malmö
Trinity Laban - London, UK
Fest en fest - Colchester Art Centre, UK
Stenkrossen - Lund, Sweden


Funded by


Arts council of Sweden, City of Lund, Stenkrossen.


Developed

through residencies at the Inter Arts Centre Malmö and Ufer Studio Berlin, Arts Grants Committee of Sweden International Dansprogram.

Memory lab 2.0 premiered September 2021
A new version of Memory Lab, semi-digital hybrid versions, developped in co-production with NorrlandsOperan, with streaming to individuals in their homes, are now also available. 


Artist team

Rani Nair: Concept and performer
Cecilia Höglund: Graphic design
Nasim Aghili: Dramaturgy
Joanna Ekström: Costume and set
Aida Keflai: Styling
Malin Holgersson: Sound consultant


Memory Lab is a continuation of previous works connected to the inheritance of Dixit dominus among them the reconstruction of Dixit dominus with Maria Naidu and Marito Olsson Forsberg as rehearsals directors and Future Memory with Kate Elswit as historian and dramaturg.


Memory Lab is a continuation of previous works connected to my inheritance of Dixit dominus among them the reconstruction of
Dixit dominus with Maria Naidu and
Marito Olsson Forsberg as rehearsals directors and Future Memory with Kate Elswit as historian and dramaturg.







Tack!

Konstgruppen Ful,
Gisle, Lea, Mira, Ravi, Amar, Leila och Yara, Victoria Da Cruz,
Victoria Larsson,
Sita Verma, Catharina Mohlin Cristianson



Material

Technical rider
Program sheet (EN)