Company Wang Ramirez: Monchichi
This fusion of hip-hop and contemporary dance showcases the beauty of the body as it is manipulated and consumed. A couple on and off stage, Sébastien Ramirez is a Frenchman of Spanish descent who grew up steeped in hip-hop culture; Honji Wang is a classically trained German ballerina of Korean descent. In Monchichi, their contrasting backgrounds and aesthetics explosively meet in a performance that confronts identity, love and the enigma of culture. Propelled by the music of Everydayz/+∞, the duo negotiates and navigates what defines and divides us, creating an opening for understanding.
“Their pieces are not only beautiful, they are socially, politically involved and exceed the borders of each performer’s personal history.” — Le Monde