How to play back our relations with freedom? With Volmir Cordeiro, the pavement becomes a space for circulation, mimetics and fiction, whose horizon provides the possibility to reinvent the community experience. It is an explosion of joy, borders and trances to which the spectators are invited. As an extension of Rue, his duet with the dancer and percussionist Washington Timbó (2015), and his latest group piece L’œil la bouche et le reste (2017), which works at perceiving through a play of attentiveness that famous fourth wall that opposes the stage and the hall, Trottoir takes on in a different way this question of frontality through the activation of a delirium to be shared. The six dancers with faces and bodies covered by coloured tights, at the pace of the different musical sequences and moved by an overflowing energy, come together, disperse, mingle, so as to open places for the dance to be placed. The spectators are drawn into diving into the belief in play, a laboratory of revolt, a moment of suspension, which allows for a deconstruction of the relationship with norms, whether this comes from the theatre or our daily lives. Through fiction and grotesque disguises, the choreographer offers a context which is shattered and unifying, in which everyone can expose themselves.
Source: program of the CND
Born in 1987, Volmir Cordeiro first studied theatre before working with Brazilian choreographers Alejandro Ahmed, Cristina Moura and Lia Rodrigues. He joined the “Essais” (Tests) course in 2011, at the National Centre for Contemporary Dance in Angers, under the direction of Emmanuelle Huynh. In November 2018, he defended his doctoral thesis on marginal figures in contemporary dance at Paris 8 University, which is to be published in 2019. He has performed in pieces by Xavier Le Roy, Emmanuelle Huynh, Vera Mantero and Latifa Laâbissi, etc.
In 2012, he choreographed and performed his first solo in France, Sky, then another, Inês in 2014 and in March 2015, the duo Epoch with Marcela Santander Corvalán. He completed his first cycle of works, composed of three solos including Sky and Inês, with Street, created in October 2015 at the Louvre Museum, in collaboration with the Paris International Contemporary Art Fair, FIAC. In February of 2017, he created a piece for four dancers, The Eye the Mouth and the Rest in Brest. In September of 2019, he created a piece for six performers, Trottoir, in Festival Actoral - Marseille.
He teaches regularly in choreography programmes, such as P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, the Exerce Master (ICI-CCN Montpellier, France) and the Drama Master (Kask Conservatorium, Gand, Belgium). Volmir Cordeiro was an associated artist at the Ménagerie de Verre in 2015, and has been an associated artist at the National Dance Centre (CND) in Pantin since 2017. He is also a resident research artist at Ateliers Médicis, in Clichy-sous-bois.
Centre national de la danse, Réalisation
Since 2001, the National Center for Dance (CND) has been making recordings of its shows and educational programming and has created resources from these filmed performances (interviews, danced conferences, meetings with artists, demonstrations, major lessons, symposia specialized, thematic arrangements, etc.).
Volmir Cordeiro, Martin Gil, Anne Sanogo, Isabela Santana, Marcela Santander Corvalán, Washington Timbó
Vinca Alonso et Volmir Cordeiro
Design sonore Arnaud de la Celle
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Production Donna Volcan. Spectacle créé le 27.09.2019 à Actoral, festival international des arts et des écritures contemporaines, Marseille.