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Bio°1984, lives and works in Brussels & Stockholm.
Sidney works as a choreographer, performer and film-maker. His artistic research explores the field of immersive and experiential theatre, within which he focuses on the processes and effects of audience’s imaginary and sensory perceptions. Moreover, he has been committed to investigating the relations between fiction and reality, the material and the immaterial, the agency of materials and the agency of bodies. In his latest choreographic works – Undertone (2010) and Hertz (2013) – the theatre space was plunged partially or totally into darkness, and a range of sensory variations – such as surround-soundscapes, live music, smells, vibrations, airflows and temperature fluctuations – were generated in correlation to performative situations of encounter and mutual dependence between a group of performers and the audience. With War of Fictions (2011), a piece created with choreographer/performer Luís Miguel Félix, his interest turned to defining strategies to engage moving bodies as a main agent in producing fiction.
Sidney is currently preparing Under Influence, a cine-concert-performance for cinemas and theatres which intersects an original feature film, a concert and a surround-sound dispositive. The project is based on an original screenplay about a movie actress who brings into her real life the film characters she plays. Under Influence will premiere in September 2015.
As a performer, Sidney has taken part in works by Mette Ingvartsen: Giant City (2009) and The Artificial Nature Project (2012), and Andros Zins-Browne: The Host (2010) and Welcome to the Jungle (2012).
Since 2008 Sidney has been a member of mychoreography, an independent Stockholm-based organization.
In 2008-2009, Sidney took part in the master’s programme Research in Choreography at DOCH in Stockholm and in 2002- 2006 he followed the bachelor’s and master’s programme Research in Dance at the Sophia Antipolis University in Nice. Before that, Sidney trained as a ballet dancer at the Toulon Opera in France.
War of Fictions: http://waroffictions.wordpress.com