This work directed by Honji and Sébastien Ramirez has been realized in collaboration with five dancers from Helsinki and from Jyväskylä. The Finnish society is the choreographer's inspiration of this work. It questions the complexity of being an individual in a public space or - in a broader sense - the paradox of a "global" society composed by single persons. The work highlights individual curiosity, doubts, voyeurism, intimate thoughts, nonsense. It pictures our need of individual difference and liberty within the pressure of society.
In this sense, it has a political dimension : what is typical for a country, a culture, what is proper to a society ? Who defines normality, and who declares that difference (let's call it: a multicultural society) is dangerous?
Choreography: Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang
Assistant: Anniina Jääskeläinen
Dancers: Ima Iduozee, Karoliina Lahdenperä, Aksinja Lommi, Marika Peura, Anniina Jääskeläinen
Lighting Design: Jani-Matti Salo
Sound Design: Jean-Philippe Barrios
Costume Design: Annette Tamminen
Supported by: Kiasma Theatre Helsinki and URB Festival
This performance is the result of a cooperation project realized in the frame of FranceDanse going North, cultural season of Institut Français.
This project has been carried out by Kiasma Theatre Helsinki, financed by Institut Français, Goethe-Institut Finland and the German-French cooperation fund, Fond Elysée.
This is a first encounter between Rocio Molina Flamenco dancer from Sevilla, Honji Wang Hip Hop experimental dancer from Berlin and Sebastien Ramirez Hip Hop dancer and choreographer from Perpignan.
After two days of exchanging and training together they shot a video outdoor in Berlin together.
More coming soon in 2015...
Video director : Sébastien Ramirez
Cuting video editting : Ulrik bruchholz
Music composer : Jean-Phillipe Barrios
Dancers : Honji Wang / Rocio Molina