afterimage, 2 dancers with one appearing to come out of the other
NDCWales Presents


by Fernando Melo

Production Info
20 minutes

Afterimage is a dance of fleeting images; that uses mirrors to create a unique and beautiful experience of appearance and disappearance. Afterimage shows the audience a series of scenes to evoke a personal response from each person without providing a single narrative.

Creative Team

Artistic Collaborator: Shumpei Nemoto

Set and Costumes Designer: Yoko Seyama

Costume Maker: Brigdhe Penn

Lighting Designer: Peter Lundin

Music: Quixotism Part 1 by Oren Ambarchi (, 15/15 A, 15/15 B and Zucht 2 by Machinefabriek (

Headshot: Goteborgs Operan


Fernando Melo

Fernando Melo headshot black and white image

"…pure theatrical magic."

- The Stage

"Magical...utterly mesmerising..."

- British Theatre Guide

“Afterimage has a moody film noir flavour.”

- The Observer

Elena and Julia sat on a table with the mirror displaying multiple images of Elena
Julia and Kat on a table, Kat lying over Julia