•  Dance 2014
 France/Germany
  Company Sébastien Ramirez & Honji Wang
MONCHICHI
Artistic direction: Sébastien Ramirez
Conception, choreography, dance: Sébastien Ramirez & Honji Wang
Dramaturgy: Vincent Rafis
Light design: Cyril Mulon
Set design: Ida Ravn
Composer: Ilia Koutchoukov alias Everydayz /+∞
Arrangement: Fabien Biron
Soundtrack: Carlos Gardel, Alva Noto, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
Production and Booking Agent: Dirk Korell
As migrants of the second or the third generation – or, simply, as a human in the globalized world, where travels, whether real or virtual, are part of our daily life – we are confronted with the phenomenon of interculturality, or cultural differences. Beyond the question of criteria, behaviors, and references of any sort, the question is about the relationship with the Other, the person across from you. The expectations may differ, but even if we have the same objective: how do we get there, together? The shock of cultures is part of our lives: attraction, enthusiasm, repulsion, anguish. We are a Frenchman in Germany with Catalonian and Spanish roots, and a German- Korean woman, born in Germany, who feels very close to the her parents' culture, even though what she knows of it is mainly from her parents. 'Where are you from?' It's a hard question to answer, too superficial, but common. In order to respond, should we refer to a piece of paper, a passport? To a feeling of belonging? To our favorite dish or music that we grew up with? Somehow, we refer to all of this. In life, we accumulate identities, becoming multi-layered. What am I? Human. We are a couple, we build our life together, our common language, our dance, where, even here, our origins our different. This is our way of living, loving. Our love. Our psychosis?
The performance has text fragments in English, French, German, Spanish and Korean.

Coproduction
Act'art – Conseil général de Seine-et-Marne. Le Théâtre*/Scène Nationale de Narbonne. Initiatives d'Artistes en Danses Urbaines (Fondation de France – Parc de la Villette with the support of Caisse des Dépôts and Acsé). Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf. Communauté de Communes de la Région Lézignanaise.

Support
The Prefecture of the Languedoc-Roussillon region – The regional department of cultural affairs
The Regional Council of Languedoc-Roussillon
Hebbel am Ufer – HAU, Berlin
Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Berlin Senate)
The Perpignan Musical House
The Aude Regional Development Association for Music and Dance
Réseau en Scène Languedoc-Roussillon

The Sébastien Ramirez - Clash66 Company receives support from the Prefecture of the Region of Languedoc-Roussillon – The Regional Departament of Cultural Affairs, The Regional Council of Languedoc-Roussillon and the General Council of the Pyrénées Orientales.
The company thanks Dansens Hus Stockholm.

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