Ballhof Eins

True Blue Market

German premiere

Compagnie Sébastien Ramirez: Sébastien Ramirez & Hyun-Jung Wang (DE/FR)

A picture from the production "True Blue Market"
© Dirk Korell


“[…] The four female dancers and their male partners (all from Finland) formed a coherent group through well harmonizing movement sequences which still left enough space for the artists’ individual abilities – four come from the hip hop scene, one from classical ballet. Emotionally, too, the piece was absolutely touching and rousing. […]” Neue Presse, 3 September 2012

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The Finnish have a reputation in the dance world for being excellent performers. This is certainly true of the five dancers with whom Sébastien Ramirez and Hyun-Jung Wang developed the piece “True Blue Market”. With technical precision and great athleticism, they bring the marketplace to life, portraying it as a site of individual encounter and public exchange.

The two choreographers with backgrounds in hip hop and contemporary dance place the focus on a collective dance feeling. The dancers emerge at first hesitantly from the darkness to gradually become a pulsating, increasingly animated whole, generating more and more new ideas. The “True Blue” of the cross in the Finnish flag is echoed in the lines of the light design, opening spaces for encounter to take place in. “True Blue Market” is a thoroughly sensuous work, buzzing with the energy of the performers, who merge different dance styles and convey an intense group dynamic while still allowing room for individual strengths.

(Approx. 45 min.)


Watch a video clip from the production on vimeo


cast & credits

Choreography: Sébastien Ramirez & Honji Wang
Dance: Ima Iduozee, Anniina Jääskeläinen, Karoliina Lahdenperä, Aksinja Lommi, Marika Peura
Lighting- and Stage Design: Jani-Matti Salo
Light Technician: Cyril Mulon
Original Music & Sound: Jean-Philippe Barrios
Costume Design: Annette Tamminen
Production Management: Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki/ Dirk Korell – camin aktion, Montpellier
Tour Management: Emmanuelle Echassoux
Bookings: camin aktion –

This project is organized by Kiasma Theatre (Helsinki), as part of FranceDanse going North supported by Institut Français, co-financed by Goethe Institut and Fond Elysée, coordinated by Kiasma and camin aktion.

This event was made possible with kind support from the Institut français and from the French ministry for culture and communication / DGCA.

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