No.1

Running Time: 15 min
Creation 2017
Wang Ramirez - No.1

No.1

Running Time: 15 min
Creation 2017
A dialogue between Sara Mearns, New York City Ballet principal dancer, and Honji Wang, under the artistic direction of Wang Ramirez

« (...) they display their different senses of the same steps, sometimes in synchrony, sometimes patterning them as a question-and-answer session. We hear their breathing, although at some point high voices join in, and Mike Faba dims the lights a bit the lights dim a bit. Mearns gets down with the undulating steps, and eventually the women touch, tangle, embrace. »

Deborah Jowitt, DanceBeat
 

"(...) we’re not trying to mimic each other or imitate each other. We’re just trying to bring the best of both worlds together and see how it can work "

Sara Mearns

"She (Sara Mearns) is the picture of someone that I wanted to be in a dream way and when I look at her, she is this perfect ballerina, everything is so fascinating... and I live my dream through our collaboration. (…) We really connect, we become one body. Just with the timing and the breathing everything goes together and it feels very united".

Honji Wang

 

Wang Ramirez - 1 © Brooke Trisolini, courtesy of Jacob’s Pillow Dance
Wang Ramirez - 2 © Brooke Trisolini, courtesy of Jacob's Pillow Dance
Wang Ramirez - 3 © Christopher Duggan, courtesy of Jacob's Pillow Dance
Wang Ramirez - 4 © Christopher Duggan, courtesy of Jacob's Pillow Dance
Wang Ramirez - 5 © Christopher Duggan, courtesy of Jacob's Pillow Dance
Wang Ramirez - 6 © Christopher Duggan, courtesy of Jacob's Pillow Dance
Wang Ramirez - 7 © Christopher Duggan, courtesy of Jacob's Pillow Dance
Wang Ramirez - 8 © Christopher Duggan, courtesy of Jacob's Pillow Dance
Wang Ramirez - 9 © Christopher Duggan, courtesy of Jacob's Pillow Dance

Artistic direction and choreography: Honji Wang et Sébastien Ramirez
With: Sara Mearns et Honji Wang
Lighting: Mike Faba
Costumes: Honji Wang
Executive production:
Compagnie Wang Ramirez,Clash66

 

 


Co-production & support

Lead co-commissioning and residency support: Jacob’s Pillow Dance

Additional development and co-commissioning support:
Festival Fall for Dance Festival (New York City Center)
Festival Fall for Dance North (Toronto)

 

Agenda

No.1
14 August 2019
Jacob's Pillow Dance 14 - 20:15 | 15 - 20:15 | 16 - 20:15 | 17 - 14:15 & 20:15 | 18 - 14:15
Becket, USA