Souly Dance Arts

Client: Wilfried Souly
Our Role: Design, Digital Illustration, Apparel Design

Wilfried Souly is a choreographer, dancer, drummer and Taekwondo expert from Burkina Faso based in Los Angeles. He focuses on making artworks that involve contemporary African Dance in the USA and Internationally.

When working with Willy, it was important to capture him in his element – observing him teaching students, watching him dance at rehearsals, and speaking to him about dance to truly understand the ideas that compose his works. There is always a bigger message, a bigger cause, a larger dynamic that his work addresses. The works reveal and unfold these stories but he leaves it open ended for you to interpret. What is most fascinating is his approach to deconstructing the movement of the body.

The design of the first Souly Dance Arts Tee celebrates the deconstruction, the movement and the open ended dialogue Wilfried creates through his art.