Gravity, Grace & Yoann Bourgeois
Few dances have moved me the way that "Fugue/Trampoline" does.
Choreographed and performed by the brilliant Yoann Bourgeois, the dance is a mesmerizing, visceral work. It is impossible not to "feel" the falling, the flying, and the suspension that this incredible performer embodies.
I find it to be a deeply spiritual work as well. It serves as a haunting metaphor for life itself; the perpetual climbing; the falling and rebounding; the uncertainty juxtaposed against moments of surefooted balance.
Here is a scripture that this dance brings to my mind . . .
When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong,
Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.
If you are like me, you will enjoy seeing this dance from different angles, so I have included different performances below.