Frank Szafinski


Company Wang Ramirez

March 3
7:30 p.m.

Honji Wang was raised in Germany by Korean parents, where she trained in ballet but was enamored with hip-hop and martial arts. (She also performed on Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour.) Sébastien Ramirez was born in the South of France, where he excelled at hip-hop (as a b-boy prodigy) and learned aerial rigging. Their combined dance styles and choreographic invention result in highly physical works with an ethereal theatricality. The piece on this program,Borderline, juxtaposes a grounded earthiness with the fluidity of weightlessness. Set to original music by lacrymoboy, the work transforms the stage into a scene of visual poetry in which floating shapes and gravity-defying motion escalate the artistry.