W.A.M. We Are Monchichi Company Wang Ramirez

Irish Premiere. Dublin Dance Festival in partnership with The Ark present a family show for ages 7+

France / Germany


Immerse the family in a gorgeous, playful, multicultural adventure.

W.A.M. We Are Monchichi
Photo © Fred Fouché
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11—12 May 2019

Mixing storytelling, hip-hop, classical and contemporary dance, two dancers from different worlds search for ways to understand each other in a humorous game of cat and mouse.

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Admission

€15 full price / €12.50 conc. /

€54 for 4 people

Location

O’Reilly Theatre


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Duration

55 mins (no interval)

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Irish Sign Language interpreted performance at 4pm.

Performances

Sat 11 May

Sun 12 May

From the show

Photo © Fred Fouche
Photo © Fred Fouche
Photo © Fred Fouché
Photo © Fred Fouché
Photo © Fred Fouché
Photo © Fred Fouché
Photo © Fred Fouché
Photo © Fred Fouché
Photo © Fred Fouché
Photo © Fred Fouché
Photo © Fred Fouché
Photo © Fred Fouché

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About

Mixing storytelling, hip-hop, classical and contemporary dance, two dancers from different worlds search for ways to understand each other in a humorous game of cat and mouse.

Sharing four cultures between them, Shihya Peng (born in Taiwan and living in Paris) and Marco Di Nardo (born in Naples and living in Berlin) invite young audiences into their story as they find common ground and ways of communicating. With each move, jump or chase, they seek to find a country to live in together, and to live in with others.

Speaking to the young - and the not so young - W.A.M. playfully explores the search for harmony in today’s multicultural world.

Credits

  • Artistic Direction, Concept & Choreography Honji Wang, Sébastien Ramirez
  • Performers Marco Di Nardo, Shihya Peng
  • Text Adaptation and Actor Direction Fabrice Melquiot
  • Original Dramaturgy Vincent Rafis
  • Composition Ilia Koutchoukov aka Everydayz /+∞
  • Lighting Design Cyril Mulon
  • Set Design Ida Ravn
  • Costumes Honji Wang
  • Arrangement Fabien Biron
  • Additional Music Bachar Mar-Khalifé / Balcoon, Carlos Gardel, Alva Noto, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis
  • Voice Recording and Sound Arrangement Clément Aubry
  • Technical Manager Guillaume Giraudo

Co-produced by Théâtre de la Ville, Paris | Scène Nationale d’Albi | W.A.M. received co-production support as well as a creation residency in Lyon in the frame of the European Creative Pole - DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / Pôle Danse de Lyon (Biennale de la Danse + Maison de la Danse).

  • The-Ark
  • Fondation-BNP
  • OReilly
  • Embassy-of-France
  • Goethe-Institut
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