November 2020 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
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Dance Contemporary
“It isn’t enough for Borderline to just be awesome to watch. It opens itself up like hip-hop knows how to do.” Rosita Boisseau, Le Monde, 2013

Those lucky enough to catch Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez’s NAC debut in 2016 will be particularly thrilled about this return engagement. In Borderline, the dynamo couple at the forefront of contemporary hip-hop have taken the art form to a whole new level. A sophisticated scenic rigging apparatus creates illusions of weightlessness, where six performers thwart gravity. Physical forces on stage interplay with ideas on social boundaries, and together form a poetic reflection on desires for freedom. With original music by LACRYMOBOY, this work redefines invention.

Did you know: Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez contributed to the creation phase of Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour in New York City and choreographed part of her live show.

Performance is approximately 70 minutes with no intermission.

video: Borderline | WANG RAMIREZ
Borderline | WANG RAMIREZ
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  • Rigging development Jason Oettlé and Kai Gaedtke
  • Light design Cyril Mulon
  • Dramaturgical collaboration Catherine Umbdenstock
  • Set Design Paul Bauer
  • Costume Design Anna Ramirez
  • Technical | Production Manager Mike Faba
  • Executive production Compagnie Wang Ramirez and Clash66
  • Creation producer in 2013 Dirk Korell
  • Composition LACRYMOBOY with the participation of Christophe Isselee and the voices of Chung-Won Wang et Henri Ramirez
  • Co-production Théâtre de l’Archipel, scène nationale de Perpignan (in the frame of a creation residency), Théâtre de la Ville – Parc de La Villette (Paris), Mercat de les Flors (in the frame of a creation residency at Graner, Barcelone), Initiatives d’Artistes en Danses Urbaines (Fondation de France – Parc de la Villette with the support of Caisse des Dépôts & Acsé), Act’art – Conseil départemental de Seine-et-Marne, Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne, Company Käfig, TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL (Hannover).