German Korean choreographer and performer, Honji Wang is recognized as an artist who brings contemporary and hip hop together in an exceptionally organic fashion. Her dance language is an abstraction of hip hop dance and has influences of earlier martial arts and ballet training.
Wang’s first collaboration with Sébastien Ramirez, a duet titled AP15, was in 2010. Soon after she became co-artistic director of Company Wang Ramirez and ever since the duo has been creating larger scale works that established them in the contemporary dance scene. Wang was selected in Madonna’s final auditions and earned an invitation to tour and perform in the Rebel Heart Tour.
Wang has also collaborated with flamenco dancer Rocío Molina, with British choreographer Akram Khan, as well as with New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns in a series of duets. In 2016 Wang and Ramirez created a dance work made to Nitin Sawhney’s album Dystopian Dream commissioned by Sadler’s Wells.
Wang is the recipient of the Special Prize at the International Choreography Competition in Osaka (2009), the 1st and Special Audience Award at the No Ballet Contemporary Dance Competition in Ludwigshafen (2012), the 1st and Special Audience Award at the International Contemporary Dance Competition in Hannover (2012), the New York Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer (2013), and the Bessie Award Nomination for Outstanding Production (2017). In 2014, Wang was appointed Associate Artist at L’Archipel, National Theater of Perpignan and in 2018 at Théâtre de la Ville in Paris.