Cutting-edge choreographic duo Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez are crafting a new dance language for the 21st century. In the New York premiere of Borderline, the Bessie Award–winning performers blend contemporary dance, street dance, and aerial movement to create a weightless visual poetry that transcends gravity and the very concept of boundaries.

“Poetry in gravity-defying motion. An ingenious show by stunning performers.”
– London Evening Standard
“Dazzling and profound.”
– Le Monde (France)
“Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang triumph all over the world by giving new colors to urban dances.”
– Paris Match



524 W. 59th Street


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(New York premiere)

Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

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Company Wang Ramirez

Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez, artistic direction and choreography

Louis Becker, Johanna Faye, Saïdo Lehlouh, Alister Mazzotti, Sébastien Ramirez, Honji Wang, performers

Jason Oettlé and Kai Gaedtke, rigging development

LACRYMOBOY, music composition

Cyril Mulon, lighting design

Paul Bauer, set design

Catherine Umbdenstock, dramaturgical collaboration

Anna Ramirez, costume realization

Performance Details

  • Post-performance discussion with Honji Wang, Sébastien Ramirez, and Stanford Makishi on Friday, October 19
    Post-performance discussion with Honji Wang, Sébastien Ramirez, and Stanford Makishi on Friday, October 19
  • Download PDF: Program Notes
    Program Notes

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Performance length: 70 minutes, no intermission


A co-production of Théâtre de l’Archipel, scène nationale de Perpignan (in the frame of a creation residency); Théâtre de la Ville, Paris; Parc de La Villette, Paris; Initiatives d’Artistes en Danses Urbaines (Fondation de France–Parc de la Villette with the support of Caisse des Dépôts and Acsé); Mercat de les Flors Barcelone (in the frame of creation residencies at Graner); Act’art –Conseil départemental de Seine-et-Marne; Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne/Company Käfig; TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL, Hannover


Borderline is made possible in part by The Joelson Foundation and Harkness Foundation for Dance.


Major endowment support for contemporary dance and theater is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.


Endowment support for the White Light Festival presentation of Borderline is provided by Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance.