Monchichi

Compagnie Wang Ramirez

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 Mediterranean vivacity. Together, they tackle Monchichi as they construct their life together– 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.

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

Artistic direction, conception, choreography, dance: Honji Wang & Sébastien 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

Co-production
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) 
Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf
Communauté de Communes de la Région Lézignanaise

Support
Regional council Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée Regional Cultural Affairs Directorate Occitanie 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

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