COMPANY WANG RAMIREZ
AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL AT DPAC
After last season’s electrifying, sellout performances, Company Wang Ramirez is back with another genre-defying work. The company, known for their emotional and powerful blend of contemporary and hip hop dance, presents Borderline (2013), exploring themes of constraint, manipulation, and the meaning of democracy. Attached to cables, the five dancers bring to light and transpose the desire of freedom inherent in all forms of dance, especially hip hop, with costumes that reflect both Greek and Korean traditions. The dance expands the dialogue between technique and the art of rigging while reflecting on human relationships. Social boundaries are evoked by the interplay of physical forces on the stage as well as through the broadcast testimonies collected from the dancers’ friends, relatives, and the media.