Yoann Bourgeois collaborated with Louis Vuitton and the late creative director Virgil Abloh, as the Theatrical Director and Choreographer of the highly anticipated Men’s FW 2022 Shows in Paris.
Yoann created an ethereal and fantastical performance, set within a surrealistic “Dreamhouse,” while the collection unfolded on 20 performers and 67 models. Consolidating the many themes and messaging which Abloh’s eight seasons at the house discussed and brought to the table, and long fascinated by ideas of weightlessness and the physics of suspension, Yoann choreographed the acrobats to effortlessly float through the air onto a never-ending staircase and dance through the set onto a rotating bed and rooftop chimney, before models descended onto the runway.
Bourgeois’s breathtaking, poetic spectacles are an entanglement of disciplines that connect aerial choreography, dance, and acrobatics in an exploration of the constraints of one’s physical forces, counterbalanced by an indistinguishable precision and execution. It is our relationship with time and space and that is central to Bourgeois’s practice. His performances – staged within the narrative framework of his meticulously developed set designs and soundscapes – unsettle the equilibrium, but it is through this process of articulated spectacle that our humanity is brought to the fore.
“The spellbinding performance was thanks to the work of theatrical director and choreographer Yoann Bourgeois, an innovative theatrical artist who collaborated with Abloh before the designer’s passing.”
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