The Korean connection in this international production is choreographer and costume designer Honji Wang:
Edinburgh Festival: We Are Monchichi
A dance show for young audiences explores how we connect across cultures and languages.
How do we come together when everything is pushing us apart? What language do we choose? How do we face the mountain of cultural stereotypes?
Shihya Peng was born in Taiwan, but she lives in Paris. Marco di Nardo was born in Naples, but he lives in Berlin.
In We Are Monchichi, Peng and di Nardo play a game of cat and mouse. They carry each other, fly, fall, exasperate each other, then get up and walk together. With each move, jump or chase, the two dancers search for a childhood memory, a country to live in together, or to live in with others.
With humour, We Are Monchichi speaks to the young and to the less young, exploring our inner multiple identities and the way they are jostled by others.
With support from Institut français du Royaume-Uni and Korean Cultural Centre UK
Marco Di Nardo
Honji Wang, German–Korean dancer, choreographer and artistic director, is recognised as an artist who brings contemporary and hip hop together in an exceptionally organic fashion. Her dance language is an abstraction of hip hop dance and has influences of earlier martial arts and ballet training.
Wang’s first collaboration with Sébastien Ramirez, a duet titled AP15, was in 2010. Soon after she became Co-artistic Director of Company Wang Ramirez and ever since the duo has been creating larger scale works that established them in the contemporary dance scene
Honji Wang & Sébastien Ramirez Artistic Direction, Conception, Choreography
Fabrice Melquiot Text Adaptation, Actor Direction
Vincent Rafis Original Dramaturgy
Ilia Koutchoukov aka Everydayz /+∞ Composition
Cyril Mulon Lighting Designer
Ida Raven Set Designer
Honji Wang Costumes
Bachar Mar-Khalifé / Balcoon
Fabien Biron Arrangements
Clément Aubry Voice Recording and Sound Arrangements
Guillaume Giraudo Technical Manager
Company Wang Ramirez, Clash66 Executive Production