ARC of Motion


ARC of Motion is a physical practice that is driven by curiosity and is designed to continuously evolve. In 2019, the UK Arts Council granted Cydney an award from the ‘Developing your Creative Practice’ fund to advance her knowledge in biomechanics, kinesiology, and a diverse range of movement programs in order to create a method of training, and inform an artistic approach, that encourages a safe and sustainable physical practice.

ARC of Motion recognizes the need to promote self-awareness, allow the individual to take responsibility for their own physicality, and therefore challenge limiting beliefs through self-directed learning. It is a method that has been designed to enhance physical presence, increase movement efficiency and unleash potential. In a world of uncertainty, we need to move with flexibility, adaptability and constantly challenge our balance.

ARC of Motion is centred on:

Movement Awareness

Physical Resilience

Physical Communication


Movement Coaching – focuses on increasing physical awareness, and introduces a technical understanding of biomechanics through practical exercises. It can be used to increase awareness of range of motion, tune in to personal rhythm, and recognize default movement patterns.


Physical Practice – a hybrid of physical training methods, exercises, and games to increase agility, resilience, and the ability to replicate and repeat complex co-ordinations. It includes a mixture of challenges, explorations, improvisations, and directed movement exercises. There is a progressive approach that can be adapted to suit a wide range of physical abilities.


Performance and Creative Application – explores physical presence for the individual in addition to character and narrative development through physicality. It focuses on three areas: creating a physical ‘mobility’ map for an individual for performance purposes such as character (or for musicians, singers, auditions, presentations, etc); developing a physical landscape for a scene or production; and investigating the narrative arc for the character and scene.