Compagnie Wang Ramirez
EVERYNESS is much more than a simple return to the most elementary practices in performing arts. In this case, it’s putting into the forefront the theme of Wang Ramirez’ human relationships, both in friendship and in romance. Five dancers, along with the sixth character, a white and almost transparent sphere, reveal surprising expressive capacities.
The work of French artist and designer Constance Guisset offers an abstract volume with indescribable connotations, an immaculate surface with a mythological inspiration. This sphere is in permanent transformation: it fills and empties, flats or sags. It embodies fullness as much as exhaustion, until, emptied of inner emptiness, it is reduced to its pure materiality, to its weight and size. This sphere structures a bare stage, with maximum clarity and powerful geometry.
Wang & Ramirez develop their choreographic visions in a strong visual environment. They create a new approach to body and movement inspired by each dancer’s personal expression and offer a style of dance that explores the notion of defying gravity. The rigging is reinventing itself under the auspices of the Berlin specialist Kai Gaedtke, rope magician who gives autonomous life to Guisset’s sculpture, like a star filled with lightweight desires.
Artistic direction & choreography: Honji Wang & Sébastien Ramirez
With: Joy Alpuerto Ritter, Salomon Baneck-Asaro, Alexis Fernandez Ferrera aka Maca, Thierno Thioune, Honji Wang
Original music: Schallbauer
Sound design and sound technician: Clément Aubry
Light design: Cyril Mulon
Dramaturgy: Roberto Fratini
Set design: Constance Guisset
Rigging: Kai Gaedtke
Stylist: Linda Ehrl
Lighting assistant: Guillaume Giraudo
Théâtre de l’Archipel, Scène nationale de Perpignan (in the frame of a creation residency) ; Théâtre de la Ville / La Villette, Paris Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona ; Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer ; Berlin Migros Culture Percentage ; Dance Festival Steps, Switzerland
Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Senat Berlin; Regional Council Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée; Regional Cultural Affairs Directorate Occitanie; County council Pyrénées Orientales; Foundation BNP Paribas; fabrik Potsdam in the frame of the program «Artists in residence »