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Lydia Mcglinchey

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.