PREMIERE co-production Sidney Leoni "HertZ"
Hertz, the new performance-concert by choreographer Sidney Leoni, is subject to obscurity, high sound pressure levels, vibrations and fog. Created togetherwith sound artist Frédéric Alstadt, lighting designer Jan Fedinger, musicians Kjetil Brandsdal, Morten J. Olsen, Jonathan Saldanha and performers Martin Lervik and Stina Nyberg, Hertz destabilizes the convention of“watching” performances bychallenging our accustomed use of our senses. While our eyes are deprived of the last bit of visible light in the theater, sounds are layered upon each other with a density and intensity that drastically delays (re)cognition, orientation and understanding.
Hertz is an highly atmospheric choreography of sound, light, objects and human bodiesin which any physical manifestations are temporary and unforeseeable.
September 12, 2013, 19:00 at Dansens Hus Stockholm
September 13, 2013, 18:30 and 21:00 at Dansens Hus Stockholm
September 14, 2013, 18:30 and 21:00 at Dansens Hus Stockholm
January 24 & 25, 2014 at Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main (DE)
March 20, 2014 at Kunstencentrum Buda, Kortrijk (BE) (19:30 + 21:00)
Concept and choreography Sidney Leoni
Performance Kjetil Brandsdal, Martin Lervik, Sidney Leoni, Stina Nyberg, Morten J. Olsen, Jonathan Uliel Barbosa Saldanha, Kjetil Brandsdal, Morten J. Olsen, Jonathan Uliel, Barbosa Saldanha, Frédéric Alstadt
Lighting design Jan Fedinger
Sound craft Frédéric Alstadt
Costume design Jennifer Defays
Dramaturgical assistance Manon Santkin
Discussion partners Mette Ingvartsen, Franziska Aigner, Christine de Smedt, Andros Zins-Browne
Production management Mokum (Brussels)
Support in production Interim Kultur (Stockholm)
Co-production Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt),
Life Long Burning/Workspacebrussels
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union
In collaboration with Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Gent), Kunstencentrum STUK (Leuven), Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), Dansens Hus (Stockholm)
With the support of the Flemish Community, Swedish Arts Council, Konstnärsnämnden - the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Institut Français, Ministère des Affaires étrangères, Nordic Culture Point
With his two previous choreographic works: Undertone (2010) and War of Fictions (2011), Sidney Leoni draws his attention on notions of sensation, affect and participatory relation with an audience and questions the relationships between: fiction and reality, the animate and the inanimate, the material and the immaterial, the agency of things and the agency of bodies. In Undertone different kinds of stimuli are orchestrated such as: surroundsoundscapes, smells, temperature fluctuations and analogue encounters between performers and audience, in order to immerse all bodies inside a same fictional environment. With War of Fictions, created together with choreographer/ performer Luís Miguel Félix, his interest is turned into defining strategies to engage moving bodies as main agent to produce fiction.
As performer, Sidney is taking part in the work of Mette Ingvartsen: Giant City (2009) and The Artificial Nature Project (2012) and Andros Zins-Browne: The Host (2010) and Welcome to the Jungle (2012) as artistic assistant.
Since 2008, Sidney is a member of the Stockholm based autonomous organization: mychoreography, lead by Mårten Spångberg. In 2008/09, Sidney took part of the Master program Research In Choreography at the University College of Dance in Stockholm and in 2002/06 as part of the BA and Master program Research in Dance at the University Sophia-Antipolis in Nice. Before that, Sidney was trained as a ballet dancer at the Opéra de Toulon in France.