Lydia Mcglinchey (°1998) was born in Sydney, Australia, asn is currently living in Brussels. She is a dancer and performance maker. She also weaves textile pieces, which she uses as scenography.
She studied in P.A.R.T.S for five years where she received her MA in choreography and training in dance. She is currently developing her latest work FERAL which will be presented by Kaai theatre and Theatre VIERNULVIER in the coming season. Lydia has presented her solo work And again in things in BUDA, Kortrijk.
In her work FERAL she is preoccupied with developing fictive landscapes. She is interested in how the aesthetic dimension of landscape media mediates lived experience, and a groups relation to the environment. She cherishes the apparatus of the theatre to enact or stage imaginaries as such. In this work she has been creating styles inspired by the term feral, as it implies living with toxicity, obscenity, ruin and volatility.
Lydia has worked with Alix Eynaudi on her project Noa+Snow presented in Tanznacht Berlin and Wien Modern. Additionally she has made contributions to the final publications of the Noa+Snow book/catalogue which launched at the Austrian Museum of Folk Art in Vienna and published by BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE. She performs in The Honey House by Nathan Ooms, which was selected for Het theatre festival and presented in Ghent International Festival at CAMPO, as well as in the Love At First Sight Festival in Antwerp. Lydia works with Simon Van Schuylenbergh on his project Ne Mosquito Pas which will be presented in Decoratelier and De Singel in 2022.