Premiere New York Premiere
Country of Origin France
Description Company Wang Ramirez, comprising choreographers and dancers Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang, makes its BAM debut with Monchichi, a choreographic study of cultural identity. French-Spanish Ramirez, a gifted b-boy, and Korean-German Wang, whose stylistic influences include ballet and martial arts, cultivate a physical language that reflects our globalized world. With a minimal set and synth-heavy score featuring original music from French DJ Everydayz, Monchichi grows out of the spaces between the two dancers’ hybrid cultures and movement idioms. It is a shared self-portrait of partners, both in art and life. Hip-hop technical precision give way to dance theater aesthetic, as the duo explore the interplay between vivacity and discipline, masculine and feminine, virtuosity and authenticity.