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 Brazil in 1987, Volmir Cordeiro initially studied theatre and subsequently worked with the choreographers Alejandro Ahmed, Cristina Moura and Lia Rodrigues. In 2011, he attended the Essais training course directed by Emmanuelle Huynh at the Centre national de danse contemporaine in Angers, and is currently writing a dissertation on figures of marginality in contemporary dance for the University of Paris 8.
In his first solo, Ciel (2012), Volmir Cordeiro sought, in a direct address to the audience, to experience the solitudes of men and women whom life has weakened, excluded or derailled. He recently joined Xavier Le Roy’s project Rétrospective in Salvador de Bahia, Rio de Janeiro and Paris, and will be performing in Emmanuelle Huynh’s next production.
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.