Dance

MONCHICHI

Sponsored by: Hyatt Place & Hyatt House

Venue: College of Charleston Sottile Theatre

Duration: Approximately 1 hour

Overview

Company Wang Ramirez

Ballet- and martial arts-trained Honji Wang and gifted former B-boy Sébastien Ramirez transcend boundaries with Monchichi—a duet that draws on their own backstories to develop a new language. Ramirez—French with Spanish origins—crosses cultural and choreographic paths with Wang—born in Frankfurt to Korean parents—to create a portrait of a new, urban, mobile, and intercultural generation. In their open-minded world, classifications fall away as they connect. “The language that bridges their differences, though, isn’t some blend of ballet and breaking” offered The New York Times. “It’s an outgrowth of hip-hop, and Ms. Wang dances it as adroitly as Mr. Ramirez.” This award-winning duo has electrified the European scene with their choreographic language fusing technical mastery with magnetic fluidity and poetry. Hip-hop meets contemporary dance in this emotionally sophisticated performance.

Company Wang Ramirez is offering a master class on May 25 at 6:00pm. CLICK HERE for more information and tickets.

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The 2017 dance series is sponsored by Bluecross Blueshield of South Carolina.