Wang Ramirez (FR/DE)
“[…] In ‘Everyness’, which opened the Tanztheater International festival in the Herrenhausen Orangerie, Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang highlight everyman’s preoccupation with finding their place in the complicated network of interpersonal relationships. Scenes of love and friendship are dissected into movements, making even hidden connections perceptible. This occurs in sudden moments of contact that transcend the official action of communication. […] Over it all, a balloon hangs resplendent like the moon, swinging magically over the dancers as they breathe rhythmically, or lying like ballast on their bodies, or pulsating up and down like a jellyfish. […] Generous applause for this strong opening.”
Braunschweiger Zeitung, 3 September 2016
Wang Ramirez stands for Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez, a choreographer duo with Korean-German and Spanish-French roots that harmonize and complement each other. Out of the urban dance styles, contemporary input and various other influences that have been brought to bear on their still young but meteoric career, they have developed a captivating, unique dance language that was enthusiastically received at their previous appearances at the festival. In “EVERYNESS”, a work for six dancers and a stage set element that seems to be alive, they approach the subject of intimacy from a variety of different perspectives. One of these features the use of ropes, opening up a surprising and very special view of togetherness, and freeing dance from the forces of gravity. In this way, they open up new spaces in order to explore through dance issues of human relationships and cultural identity – all spiced with a good pinch of humour, and carried by an exquisite lightness.
(approx. 70 Min.)
cast & credits
Artistic direction/ choreography: Wang Ramirez
With: Salomon Baneck-Asaro, Alexis Fernandez Ferrera aka Maca, Christine Joy Alpuerto Ritter, Sébastien Ramirez (Thierno Thioune), Honji Wang
Original music: Schallbauer
Light design/ technical director: Cyril Mulon
Dramaturgy: Roberto Fratini
Set design: Constance Guisset
Rigging: Kai Gaedtke
Sound technician: Clément Aubry
Stylist: Linda Ehrl
Rehearsal assistant in Berlin: Oguz Sen
Executive producer: Dirk Korell
Production manager: Manon Martin
Communication: Claudia Tanus
Production administration Germany: Sabine Seifert
Production administration France: Corinne Aden
Executive production: Company Wang Ramirez, Clash66
Co-production: Théâtre de l'Archipel, scène nationale de Perpignan (in the frame of a creation residency)/ Théâtre de la Ville, Paris/ La Villette, Paris/ Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona/ Tanz im August - HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin/ Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps, Switzerland
Supported by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Senat Berlin/ Regional council of Languedoc-Roussillon/ Regional prefecture Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées (direction of cultural affairs)/ County council of Pyrénées Orientales/ Foundation BNP Paribas/ fabrik Potsdam in the frame of the program “Artists in residence”
With thanks to: National Choreographic Center of Créteil and Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig.
Company Wang Ramirez, Clash66 receives structural support by Regional prefecture Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées (direction of cultural affairs), by Regional council of Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées and by County council of Pyrénées Orientales and 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.
This event was made possible with support of the Institut français and the French Ministry for Culture and Communication/ DGCA.