Film - Performance
FLY 2021 - Sidney Leoni

(NL version coming soon)

FLY is a cine-performance, centred on the life and the work of Polish ballet dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinski, whom we meet together with the Ballets Russes in Paris in early 1920’s; and later on in Los Angeles, in 1983, for the making of a film about himself, co-starring American actress Gena Rowlands as his wife, and with Gena’s husband, film director John Cassevetes behind the camera. On stage, FLY intertwines the projection of an original docu-fiction-dance-film on a big screen, together with a live performance of the cast on stage. FLY is conceived as a visionary machinary rather than a visual one, where factual and imaginary projections merge, and where the living and the dead coexist; a commun place conveyed  by sensory, spatial, memorial, emotional and imaginary outputs. FLY is an invitation into a world of feeling, desire, exploration, transmission and fantasy, where all circulates from a body to another, from an art form to another, and where artists of the past and of today, come together, and testify what they leave to Humanity: a search for human love: visceral, spiritual, timeless.

(NL version coming soon)

Concept, direction and choreography by Sidney Leoni Cast for live performance Elias Girod, Halla Ólafsdóttir, Manon Santkin & Sidney Leoni Film cast (in alphabetical order) Alain Siebert, Alexandra Cismondi, Andros Zins-Browne, Aurélia Bézia, Aurélia Guinta, Christina Vantzou, Christine de Smedt, Eleanor Bauer, Elias Girod, Emilio Tomé, Estelle Gautier, Fabrice Pio, Guillem Mont De Palol, Halla Ólafsdóttir, Jaime Llopis, Manon Santkin, Marco Herløv Høst, Mette Ingvartsen, Mikko Hyvönen, Miriam Balloussa, Olivier Valkeners, Sidney Leoni, Stav Yeini, Xenia Ingvartsen Charmatz & Zoë Poluch Cinematography Artur Castro Freire Original music score Yoann Durant & Sidney Leoni Lighting design for live performance Tim Wouters & Anton Andersson 1st assistant camera Félix Moy & Adrien Heylen Sound engineers Alban Cayrol, Hélène Clerc-Denizot, Lancelot Hervé-Mignucci, Sébastien Lafon, Valentin Mazingarbe, Aïda Merghoub & Aymeric de Palol Production assistants Estelle Gautier & Amandine Bigot 2nd camera unit Hoang-Son Doan 1st assistant camera 2nd unit Alexandre Cabanne Costume designers Jennifer Defays, Rachel Lesteven, Sidney Leoni & Marie Davin Makeup Valko Hair stylists Sidney Leoni & Mathilde Wallez Stevenson

Coproduction Weld (Stockholm, SE), Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk, BE), the National Choreographic Center of Caen (French Ministry of Culture and Communication, FR), Moderna Museet (Stockholm, SE) & Dansinitiativet (Luleå, SE)

Project created in residency at Buda Kunstencentrum, the National Choreographic Center of Caen, Weld, Dansehallerne (Copenhagen, DK), Inkonst (Malmö, SE), Kunstencentrum STUK (Leuven, BE), Pact Zollverein (Essen, DE), Howest - 'The level' / Campus for Digital Arts and Entertainment (Kortrijk, BE), the National Opera House of Toulon (FR) & Dansinitiativet/Luleå dance residency (SE) and Pianofabriek (Brussels, BE)

Administration Caravan Production Office (Brussels), The Artist Cooperative Interim Kultur (Stockholm) & Plate-Forme POLY (Paris)

With the support of the Flemish Community,the Swedish Arts Council, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the French Ministry of Culture (Dance Delegation), Sidney Leoni, the City of Stockholm, the French Institute in Sweden, and the Arts Promotion Center Finland.