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
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
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