Breakin' Convention: Borderline
at Sadler's Wells
Sébastien Ramirez is a choreographer and dancer known for the finesse of his dance style, working with dancers from different cultural and choreographic backgrounds. Honji Wang is a choreographer and dancer born and raised in Germany by Korean parents, whose style is rooted in hip hop dance with influences of martial arts and ballet. Their choreographic language is often qualified as urban Tanztheater and has won them many accolades including the Outstanding Performers Award at the Bessies for their appearance at Breakin' Convention at the Apollo Theater, New York. Borderline, a choreography for six performers, features not only bboying but elements of contemporary dance and a subtle use of rigging to create a fluid and energetic exploration of what defines people as individuals, and what ties them together as a group. Using lengths of rope and elastic, the performers unfurl themes of constraint, freedom and manipulation.