FLY (work-in-progress) / Sidney Leoni (FR)

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Date & Time: 25/04/2019 19:00 - 20:30

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FLY is a solo-dance-docu-fiction-film by the french choreographer and dancer Sidney Leoni that follows American actress Gena Rowlands, together with her husband director John Cassevetes, in the making of a movie centered on Russian ballet dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky. On stage and on screen, FLY also follows director and performer Sidney Leoni, whose itinerary gets revealed by the encounter with artists and artworks that have strongly influenced him in his life, inviting the spectator to swirl into his imaginary world, along with him.


FLY

Duration: 1h30min.
Produced, directed, edited, and performed live by: Sidney Leoni
Starring: Elias Girod as Vaslav Nijinsky; Halla Ólafsdóttir as Gena Rowlands as Romola De Pulszky; John Cassevetes as himself; Manon Santkin as Bronislava Nijinska; Olivier Valkeners as Freddie Mercury; Eleanor Bauer as Monserrat Caballe
Also featuring: Alexandra Cismondi, Andros-Zins Browne, Christina Vantzou, Christine de Smedt, Dolores Hulan, Estelle Gautier, Guillem Mont De Palol, Jaime Llopis, Mette Ingvartsen, Steven Wendt, Stina Nyberg & Zoë Poluch
Original music score & songs written by: Yoann Durant & Sidney Leoni
Cinematographer: Artur Castro Freire
1st assistant camera: Félix Moy
2nd camera unit: Hoang-Son Doan
1st assistant camera 2nd unit: Alexandre Cabanne
Sound engineers: Alban Cayrol, Hélène Clerc-Denizot, Aymeric de Palol & Aïda Merghoub
Art director: Sidney Leoni
Standby art director: René Leoni
Stage design for live performance: David Prokopic, Anton Andersson & Jan Fedinger
First production assistants: Estelle Gautier & Amandine Bigot
Costume designers: Sidney Leoni, Rachel Lesteven & Marie Davin
Assistants costume designers: Jennifer Defays, Leila Bouzalmad & Quentin Levionnois
Make up: Valko
Hair designer and wigs: Mathilde Wallez Stevenson & Sidney Leoni

A project coproduced by: Weld (Stockholm), Inkonst (Malmö), Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk) & Le Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen (in the frame of l’accueil-studio/Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication)

Also created in residency at: Weld, Dansehallerne (Copenhaguen), Pact Zollverein (Essen), Kunstencentrum STUK (Leuven) & Howest – ‘The level’/ Campus for Digital Arts and Entertainment (Kortrijk)

Administration: The artist cooperative Interim kultur (Stockholm)

FLY is co-financed by The Swedish Arts Council, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, The City of Stockholm & Sidney Leoni, and is supported by L’Institut Français in Sweden and Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

Weld is supported by Stockholms stad, the Swedish Arts Council and Region Stockholm