EVERYNESS: a neologism which is a gateway to the universal, everything and nothing.
It is the contradiction which each of us carries inside: indescribable strength, vast dreams, and sometimes oblivion.
It is the ambiguity between a feeling of belonging and the connection with our place of birth: when one feels at home everywhere and nowhere.
It is loving in a thousand ways, as widely as possible, and attempting to define love until one’s last breath.
All breathing the same air, living under the same sky, walking beneath the same moon. Being sometimes in harmony, then letting barriers - our borders, nationalities and languages - divide us. It is being surrounded, in perpetual movement, and feeling irremediably alone.
In EVERYNESS five dancers express their differences in terms of personality, energy, style, morphology: a universal representation of contemporary society. They sketch the game of encounters, and the disillusionment of our dreams which like to take flight, but fall in the face of reality. They meet, lose touch, are united but always alone. Amidst their trajectories, a sixth character, like a metronome, marks time. An abstract volume, of indiscernible connotations, spreads notes of chance and the unexpected. Like life, nudging the music of our existence into melodies which never flow quite smoothly.
In each phrase, the work of the visual artist and scenographer, Constance Guisset, is in permanent transformation, depicting fullness as much as emptiness. It creates a sparse theatrical space, geometrically simple and strong. The soundscape lends a singular voice, rising to the physical contact of the dancers.
But the freedom and lightness are not as they seem. The malleable sculpture soars and collapses, twists and swings, thanks to the art of rigging. Reinvented here, it supports the creation of aerial poetry and brings autonomous life to Guisset’s sphere, like a star fulfilling our wish for weightlessness.
Between gravity and levitation Wang and Ramirez develop a fresh approach to movement and staging, to original music by Schallbauer. They define a new reality for the choreographic body, in accordance with a dancer’s own vocabulary, and allow the creation of a style freed from the grip of the ground.
“They take off and glide through the air. In life and on stage.”
“Their latest production, EVERYNESS, premiered in Paris, confirms their original gift for movement.”
The Financial Times
“(…) a permanent struggle with an artistic dimension, executed by a crew of wonderful dancers torn between desire and rejection, under the weight of an inflatable globe, with means of hiphop style.”
Dance For You Magazine | Volkmar Draeger’s Best Production of the Year
Artistic direction and choreography: Honji Wang & Sébastien Ramirez
With: Joy Alpuerto Ritter, Salomon Baneck-Asaro, Alexis Fernandez Ferrera alias Maca, Thierno Thioune, Honji Wang
Original music: Schallbauer
Sound design and sound technician: Clément Aubry
Light design: Cyril Mulon
Dramaturgy: Roberto Fratini
Set design: Constance Guisset
Rigging development: Kai Gaedtke
Rigging: Lukas Halmagyi or Simon Nyiringabo
Stylist: Linda Ehrl
Lighting assistant: Guillaume Giraudo
Rehearsal assistant in Berlin: Oguz Sen
Creation producer in 2016: Dirk Korell
Executive production: Compagnie Wang Ramirez, Clash66
L'Archipel, scène nationale de Perpignan (in the frame of a creation residency)
Théâtre de la Ville / La Villette, Paris
Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona
Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin
Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps, Switzerland
Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Senat Berlin
Regional council Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée
Regional Cultural Affairs Directorate Occitanie
County council Pyrénées Orientales
Foundation BNP Paribas
fabrik Potsdam in the frame of the program « Artists in residence »