This film-dance performance takes you on a journey through time and space. Meet the legendary dancer-choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky (1888-1950), who caused a furore with the Parisian Ballets Russes. Ten years later, Nijinsky writes in his diary about his incipient psychosis, which later develops into schizophrenia. Playing simultaneously on the big screen and on stage, the performance mixes bodies, art forms, time and space. The events projected on the screen provide both a backdrop and a counter- and co-player to the dancers moving on the stage floor.
FLY takes you on a spiritual and timeless quest. Fact merges with imagination and artists - both living and dead - come together to remind humanity of what matters most: Love.
Concept, direction and choreography Sidney Leoni |
Cast for live performance Elias Girod, Halla Ólafsdóttir, Manon Santkin & Sidney Leoni |
Costume designers Jennifer Defays & Rachel Lesteven |
Light design for live performance Tim Wouters & Anton Andersson |
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 |
Narration Caroline Donnelly, Caroline Mozzone, Descha Daemgen & Alain Siebert |
Cinematography Artur Castro Freire |
Original score Yoann Durant & Sidney Leoni |
Make-up Valko |
Executive production Caravan Production (Brussels, BE) |
Administration The Artist Cooperative Interim Kultur (Stockholm, SE) & Plate-Forme POLY (Paris, FR) |
Co-production 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) Residenties 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 Kunstenwerkplaats (Brussel, BE) |
With the support of the Swedish Arts Council, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the Flemish Community, the French Ministry of Culture (Dance Delegation), the City of Stockholm, the French Institute in Sweden & the Arts Promotion Center Finland