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2016 / AND DREAMS, DREAMS ARE / Melacca, Malaysia / Melaka Performance & Arts Festival

sleep paralysis n.
A condition in which, upon waking, a person is aware of the surroundings but is unable to move. 


It is a transitional state between wakefulness and sleep, characterized by muscle atonia. It is often accompanied by terrifying and unusually powerful hallucinations, such as a terrifying shadow in the shape of a man intruding in the room, to which one is unable to react due to paralysis, and physical experiences, such as strong current running through the upper body.

Devised and performed by Rodrigo Calderón and Madeline Menca
Photography by Ridzuan Rashid

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