Premiere 2014

Disoriented and with no memory Mr. H arrives at a psychiatric emergency ward. The space and its sounds evoke fragmented glimpses of memories and the staff transforms into different characters from the past. Slowly he recalls: A woman is lost in the darkness.

LOST MEMORIES reflects a man´s inner chaos caused by the loss of his beloved one. It is a story about losing oneself when losing somebody else. The performance backtracks the traumatic events of Mr. H’s life, slowly revealing what led to his amnesia.

LOST MEMORIES is an uncompromising and touching tale, unfolded in a poetic imagery of dance, words, video and music.

Københavns Musikteater
1 – 12 April 2014
Monday – Friday 20:00
Saturday 17:00 

Artistic and production team
Concept, choreography and script Pernille Garde On stage Bo Madvig, Tiziana Fracchiolla, Kristofer Krarup and Sherwin Reyes Music and sound design Greatmusic - Tin Soheili & Niklas Schak Video and set design Signe Krogh Light design Michael Breiner Costume design Rikke Von Qualen Dramaturgical ass. Vibeke Wrede Choreographic ass. Louise Hyun Dahl Photos Natascha Thiara Rydvald PR Janne Hovmand Storm PR ass. Stanislava Sharankova Technician Jonas Corneliussen Soundconsultant Jonas Jørgensen​​ Videoprogramming Magnus Hansen Smith Sonny Oeftiger Production leader Gur Pedersen Administration Projekt Center, Dansehallerne Jens Christian Jensen 
The performance is dedicated to my family. 

The Danish Arts Council Committee
granted LOST MEMORIES in 2014: 

"Pernille Garde has with the dance performance "Lost Memories" created a relevant work with a choreograhical language of variety, musical originality and optimized use of the participating dancers and performers who impresses and inspires. Michael Breiner create suspense with his dramatic and commentary light design, where the darkness all the time is disturbingly lurking and the light appears in an incredibly sharp way."

Supported by
The Danish Arts Foundation Committee for Performing Arts Project Funding, Augustinus Fonden, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden, Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond af 1968, Konsul Georg og hustru Emma Jorcks fond og Københavns Scenekunstudvalg.



Weekendavisen, 2014 Majbrit Hjelmsbo:

“[…] because she succeeds at striking a fine balance between tragic and absurd theatre, Pernille Garde manages to create a shocking and truly relevant dancetheatre piece, with a twist. Well done!" 

Terpsichore, 2014:

"LOST MEMORIES is a truly intense experience. Rarely does a dance performance manage to captivate its audience so consistently as in this little choreographic pearl af a dance-theater piece.” 

**** Vibeke Wern, Berlingske Tidende:

"[...] puts a sensitive focus on notions of displacement and memory loss."

***** Gert Poder, Arbejderen: 

"[...] A touching insight into our own being."

***** Ida Fredericia, kulturshot:
“[...] a constantly smooth, almost cinematic flow of movement and scene changes." 

***** Pia Stilling, Kultunaut: 

"The performance has depth and something to say, and not least - the narrative is comprehensible which allows for the audience to take a stand. This is a rare thing in modern dance."


Pernille Garde