The Fondation Louis Vuitton is putting dance in the limelight for the "Basquiat x Warhol: Painting four hands" exhibition.

From 1984 to 1985, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol worked together almost daily, their conversation following the electric rhythm of the New York metropolis, its music, its parties, its dances, and their common works produced an impressive mix of cultures and signs.

On Friday, 2 June 2023, Late Hours will celebrate the great diversity of urban dance. In a call for choreographic projects, with Marion Motin as patron of the event, the Fondation is inviting amateur or professional dancers to perform in situ at the Fondation galleries. Step into New York City’s 1980s Downtown art scene and reinterpret the Basquiat-Warhol artistic dialogue through dance!

This competition is open to all dancer-choreographers aged 18 and up and to all styles of dance: hip hop, krumping, voguing, popping, breakdance, fusion, contemporary, etc. 


Prior to 16 April, interested applicants must upload a video of approximately 1 minute in length showing the applicant performing a choreographed routine – accompanied by a brief written presentation – to the Fondation’s website. Four to six applicants will be selected as finalists by a judges’ panel composed of representatives from the world of dance and the Fondation. These winners will then be invited to put on a public performance in the Fondation galleries during the Late Hours event on 2 June 2023.


To consult the rules of the contest, its terms of participation, its agenda and its reward, click here

Marion Motin

France’s Marion Motin is an internationally renowned dancer and choreographer who initially trained in classical and contemporary dance. Fascinated by hip hop dancing, which she came to master, she now has a very broad interpretation and expression of contemporary dance. She has been involved in projects with pop-culture stars such as American singer Madonna, Belgian singer-songwriter, rapper and producer Stromae, and French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier. In the world of hip hop, she reinvents the genre and defends women’s place therein. 

© Géraldine Tatard