Sidney Leoni


°1984, lives and works in Brussels & Stockholm.

Sidney works as a choreographer, performer and filmmaker. His artistic research explores the field of immersive and experiential theatre and cinema, in which he focuses on the processes and effects of audience’s imaginary and sensory perceptions. With his last two performance projects Undertone (2010) and Hertz (2013), the theatre space is plunged in complete darkness becoming the stage for the orchestration of sensory movements such as surround-soundscapes, live music, smells, vibrations, airflows and temperature fluctuations, in correlation to performative situations of encounter and mutual reliance between performers, musicians and audience members.

Sidney insists in darkening the rooms where his work takes place (theatre, black box, cinema), as he sees in darkness an immense promise – a promise of a different kind of sociability and sensibility between humans.

His latest project entitled Under Influence (2015) is a fiction feature film that he wrote, directed and produced. The film, starring choreographers-performers Halla Ólafsdóttir and Christine de Smedt, portrays the mysterious and psychotic journey of the actress Julia Gordon during the shooting of a motion picture entitled ‘Being Kate Winslet’.

As a performer, Sidney has taken part in works by Mette Ingvartsen: Giant City (2009) and The Artificial Nature Project (2012), Andros Zins-Browne: The Host (2010) and Welcome to the Jungle (2012), and Stina Nyberg: Splendour (2015).

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.

Under Influence: IMDBOfficial trailer
Undertone: Official website
War of Fictions: Official website
Hertz: Official websiteSoundcloud