EVERYNESS is much more than a simple return to the most elementary practices in performing arts. In this case, it’s putting into the forefront the theme of Wang Ramirez’ human relationships, both in friendship and in romance.
A new way of seeing things on every level, including their own approach to body, movement and scenography. Five dancers, along with the sixth character, a white and almost transparent sphere, reveal surprising expressive capacities.
The work of French artist and designer Constance Guisset offers an abstract volume with indescribable connotations, an immaculate surface with a mythological inspiration. This sphere is in permanent transformation: it fills and empties, flats or sags. It embodies fullness as much as exhaustion, until, emptied of inner emptiness, it is reduced to its pure materiality, to its weight and size. This sphere structures a bare stage, with maximum clarity and powerful geometry.
Wang & Ramirez develop their choreographic visions in a strong visual environment. They create a new approach to body and movement inspired by each dancer’s personal expression and offer a style of dance that explores the notion of defying gravity.
The rigging is reinventing itself under the auspices of the Berlin specialist Kai Gaedtke, rope magician who gives autonomous life to Guisset’s sculpture, like a star filled with lightweight desires.
Artistic direction & choreography: Honji Wang & Sébastien Ramirez
With: Joy Alpuerto Ritter, Salomon Baneck-Asaro, Alexis Fernandez Ferrera aka Maca, Thierno Thioune, Honji Wang
Original music: Schallbauer
Sound design and sound technician: Clément Aubry
Light design: Cyril Mulon
Dramaturgy: Roberto Fratini
Set design: Constance Guisset
Rigging: Kai Gaedtke
Stylist: Linda Ehrl
Lighting assistant: Guillaume Giraudo
Producer: Dirk Korell
Executive production: Company Wang Ramirez, Clash66
Production manager & bookings: Manon Martin | firstname.lastname@example.org
Communication: Claudia Tanus
Production administration | Germany: Sabine Seifert
Production administration | France: Corinne Aden
Technical director: Cyril Mulon
Théâtre de l'Archipel, scène nationale de Perpignan (in the frame of a creation residency)
Théâtre de la Ville / La Villette, Paris
Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona
Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin
Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps, Switzerland
Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Senat Berlin
Regional council Languedoc-Roussillon
Regional Cultural Affairs Directorate Occitanie
County council Pyrénées Orientales
Foundation BNP Paribas
fabrik Potsdam in the frame of the program « Artists in residence »
National Choreographic Center of Créteil and Val-de-Marne / Company Käfig.
Company Wang Ramirez - Clash66 receives a structural support by Regional Cultural Affairs Directorate Occitanie, by Regional council Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée and by County council Pyrénées Orientales.
The company 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.