October 12 – 15, 2016

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.
Identifier 2016f.01030
VenueFisher Building (Fishman Space, Hillman Studio)
artistic directorCompany Wang Ramirez
costume designerHonji Wang
dramaturgVincent Rafis
lighting designerCyril Mulon
musical arrangerFabien Biron
set designer/decorIda Ravn