Una producción de Wang Ramirez

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  • Duración: 1:10 h

Borderline marks a turning point in Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang’s research and choreographic language. The dance expands in a dialogue between technique and the art of rigging, while the reflection on human relationships now includes the reality of living together in our democracies. Social boundaries are evoked by the interplay of physical forces on the stage as well as through testimonies - collected from the dancers’ friends and relatives, or from the media, and broadcasted in voice over.

The rigging element, a scenic tool notorious as Deus Ex Machina in the Greek tragedy, allows us to approach weightlessness to create a timeless poetics. In the interaction with the rigger, the body becomes the object of a “weight game”, of balance and freedom. Attached to cables, the five dancers bring to light and transpose the desire of freedom inherent in all forms of dance, especially Hip Hop. With a wealth of experience in levitation, Hip Hop discovers new ways to thwart gravity in its virtuosity of footwork.

The gestures and the costumes create images that reflect Greek and Korean traditions in animality, as well as in our desires and angsts. Between the promise of freedom and the violence of keeping our bodies on the ground, is a space allowing the invention of a new gestural approach. With great fluidity, the piece displays accents of acrobatics, visual poetry and the urban universe. It extends to the ground where the gravitational borderlines shift horizontally, in a mobile scenography that continues to evolve throughout the performance.


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Wang Ramirez

Perpignan, France

Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang cultivate a dance rooted in Hip Hop that incorporates all artistic languages. This French-Hispanic-Korean couple, inseparable in life as onstage translates their complicity in difference through artistic blending. Without denying their origins in urban dance, they create works with multiple entries. Their choreographic research results directly from their “blended” identities. In addition, their interrogations are based on human relationships, both intimate and group. Confronted daily to the realities of this new urban mobility, they never seize to deepen their quest of finding new choreographic languages. Their means of expression are built on technical virtuosity, poetry, humor and the questioning of human identities.

Since its creation in 2007 in Perpignan, the Company has continued to develop its creative formats - from duos to the distribution of dancers and riggers - by shaping its identity and singularity within a choreographic landscape. The Company’s projects, accompanied from the beginning by Dirk Korell and for six years by camin aktion (for all development and production), have rapidly received support from the national theatres of Perpignan (Théâtre de l'Archipel), Narbonne (Le Théâtre*) as well as from the IADU (Initiatives d’Artistes en Danses Urbaines) and since 2012, support from La Villette (Paris) and the Théâtre de la Ville (Paris). The Company receives a company support by Ministry of Culture, Regional council of Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée, and the County council Pyrénées Orientales. Réseau en Scène Languedoc-Roussillon supports mobility and co-productions. Since 2014, the Company also receives support from the BNP Paribas Foundation for project development.

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