The duo Wang Ramirez debuted together with AP15, whose virtuosic technique and artistry earned them the opportunity to develop and present their work in the international dance scene. The powerful artistic force of this piece paves the way for Wang and Ramirez’s own choreographic vocabulary and aesthetic ideas. This creation has been recognized for its outstanding quality by numerous prices such as the New York Bessie Award for Outstanding Performance in 2013.
Photo credits: Yassine La Guezz Hajji
AP15 is 15 minutes of pure dance. No need for scenography here. A man and a woman mirror each other in a nervous and feverish pas de deux. As with a couple dancing the tango, the duo explores a symbiotic relationship, in the face of difference, where each dancer manipulates the desired “other”. Between the soul and flesh, between Cupid (Amor) and Psyche, they proceed like in a game of chess. This piece fights like a martial arts duo in a universe of sound signed by Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto.
29 APRIL 2017 at 21.15 // AVDP official (Festival)
Athens School of Fine Arts, 256 Piraeus Str.
Honji Wang & Sébastien Ramirez on Youtube in performance Monchichi
AVDP 2017 In collaboration with the Theater of Athens School of Fine Arts
With the support of Institut Français de Grèce
Dansens Hus Stockholm
Regional Cultural Affairs Directorate Occitanie
Company Wang Ramirez - Clash66 receives a company support by Regional Cultural Affairs Directorate Occitanie, Regional council of Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée and the 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.
“It is so laden with sudden effects — whiplash movements and lighting that transforms each dancer from a silhouette into a three-dimensional person — that it stays tense.”
The New York Times
“This duo married immaculate technique with an acute understanding of spatial tension.
” The Times “
[Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang] came close to doing the unthinkable: melding influences from contemporary dance and ballet with (...) hip-hop in a duet, AP15, that hinted at the yin- yang duality and tensions that character our spiritual and physical selves”