Company Wang Ramirez “Monchichi”

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Monchichi

“The language that bridges their differences, though, isn’t some blend of ballet and breaking. It’s an outgrowth of hip-hop.”
The New York Times

“It’s quite simply Tanztheater at its best, “living poetry”, with thoughtful images and humorous skits. The debate on immigration and cultural diversity needs exactly this type of contribution to remove the tension”
Tanz

“A brilliant duo where humor surprises us in the midst of movement.”

L’Indépendant

The bedrock piece by duo Wang Ramirez creates a portrait of a new, urban, mobile and intercultural generation. Here, they choose their artistic language as freely as their life partner even if he/she speaks a foreign language… or several.
Dance is their language, but so are words. Sébastien, French with Spanish origins crosses choreographic paths with Honji, born in Frankfurt to Korean parents. Because in this open-minded world, everyone can be a cultural mix with blended origins.

Honji brings suppleness and Asian musicality to her movement, and Sébastien brings his Mediterraneanvivacity. Together,theytackleMonchichiastheyconstructtheirlifetogether–in perfect balance between masculine and feminine.

Their dance puts its virtuosity at the service of a quest for truth where nothing is left to conceal doubt or the difficulties in communicating, let alone the joys of togetherness.

In the end, Monchichi is a piece full of humor and self-deprecation, a joint self-portrait that testifies daily life with as much humor as poetry.

Video link: https://vimeo.com/141038497

 

Artistic direction, conception, choreography, dance: Wang Ramirez
Dramaturgy: Vincent Rafis
Light design: Cyril Mulon

Set design: Ida Ravn
Costumes: Honji Wang
Composer: Ilia Koutchoukov aka Everydayz /+∞ Arrangement: Fabien Biron
Additional music: Carlos Gardel, Alva Noto, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
Executive production: Company Wang Ramirez, Clash66

Co-production

Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf Communauté de Communes de la Région Lézignanaise

Support

Conseil régional Languedoc-Roussillon
Préfecture de région du Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi- Pyrénées, Direction régionale des affaires culturelles Hebbel am Ufer – HAU, Berlin Hauptstadtkulturfonds – Senat Berlin
Casa Musicale Perpignan
Association Départementale de Développement de la Musique et de la Danse de l’Aude
Réseau en Scène Languedoc-Roussillon

Thanks to

Dansens Hus Stockholm

Act’art – Conseil général de Seine-et-Marne
Le Théâtre*/Scène Nationale de Narbonne Initiatives d’Artistes en Danses Urbaines (Fondation de France – Parc de la Villette with the support of Caisse des Dépôts et l’Acsé)

Company Wang Ramirez – Clash66 receives a company support by Ministry of Culture, Regional council of Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée and the County council Pyrénées Orientales.

The company receives the support of Foundation BNP Paribas for the development of its projects.

Sébastien Ramirez & Honji Wang are associated artists of Théâtre de l’Archipel, scène nationale de Perpignan for the seasons 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17.

www.wangramirez.com

www.facebook.com/WangRamirez

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