Hermès: Where Dreams Take Flight

by Pressroom

The world tour of the magical performance “On the Wings of Hermès” arrives in Singapore this July

See how dreams take shape in an ode to oneirism, in “On the Wings of Hermès”. Lyrical yet lively, this performance was created by the Belgian duo of director Jaco Van Dormael and choreographer Michèle Anne De Mey, together with the Astragales dance company, specially for the house of Hermès.

Enter the imaginary universe set in the dark, within what appears to be a spacious film studio. Here, seven consecutive sketches tell the fable of Pegasus, the mythical winged horse, and his seven foals. Utopian worlds, where poetic figurines and Hermès objects come alive in graceful puppetry, are unveiled. A wondrous blend of dance, object theatre, music and cinema, each performance is set against a unique backdrop of elaborate landscapes.

This work metaphorically illustrates the lightness that is omnipresent at Hermès: in the delicate hands of our craftspeople sewing with two needles at once, in the elegance of materials and in the subtle notes of a perfume. It is an experience which sparks the imagination, designed by the artisans of dreams.

Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Artistic Director of Hermès

The captivating scenes involve a mini circus; a humorous opera ‘sung’ by a cast of Hermès “Kelly” bags; a lyrical flight of interlacing gloves; a dance sequence depicting two entwined lovers riding the wind into the blue sky.

This magical extravaganza is captured in real time by director Jaco Van Dormael, then projected onto a giant screen to recreate the magic of the moment.

A sensory experience that captures the playful, lighthearted spirit of Hermès, the vision of this original creation is realised by the artistry and expertise of the performers and dancers onstage, together with the choreographers, and the image and lighting technicians behind the scenes.

As an extension of the experience, visitors will also get the chance to discover the eponymous 35-minute film inspired by the performance. 

What: On the Wings of Hermès

When: 19 – 28 July 2024

Where: Level B2, Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore

How: Free Admission. Register at hermes.com/wings

Images courtesy of Hermès. All rights reserved.

Related links:

Hermès: The Intricacies of Telling Time

Hermès: Graphic Beauty

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