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Mouvements #15

To mark the 30th annual Eurockéennes Festival in Belfort, VIADANSE – Centre chorégraphique national de Bourgogne Franche-Comté à Belfort (National Choreographic Centre of Burgundy and Franche-Comté in Belfort – CCN Belfort) invited 18 choreographers, representing the wide diversity in the field of choreography. The film director Nicolas Habas followed them on the natural site of Malsaucy, from the beginning of the preparations for the festival, and throughout it to the end. The choreographers took part in all that happened, everywhere it happened (stages, technical storage management areas, traffic routes, crowds of audiences, backstage…) resulting in danced portrayals that documented in a recreational manner the impressive machinery needed to bring about the event.


Clip #15 – shot on the technical access road in the backstage area of the festival, during the festival opening, with the dancer-choreographer Volmir Cordeiro accompanied for the occasion by Washington Timbó

Cordeiro, Volmir

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.

Habas, Nicolas

 Nicolas Habas is a screenwriter, director, member of the collective Un Poil Court and author of the web-series anchored in dance, Le Corps dans la ville. 

Le festival des Eurockéennes de Belfort

 True to its spirit of eternal youth, the festival has not aged at the dawn of its fourth decade and once again stands out as the mirror of its time, retaining its place among the great historic European musical gatherings … Since 1989, there have already been 1,777 concerts with claimed eclecticism, having pleased almost 2,813,000 festival-goers, of all ages, all backgrounds and all nationalities! This social mix and diversity of abundant styles, gathered in the hollow of a green cocoon, a little parenthesis out of time, are each year synonymous with shared emotions and beautiful encounters. A festive communion with respect for nature, faithful to the solidarity commitments of a 100% associative festival and all of its partners, communities and local associations. 

VIADANSE - Direction Fattoumi-Lamoureux - CCN de Bourgogne Franche-Comté à Belfort

The Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté in Belfort (CCNFCB) is a space dedicated to contemporary creation. The French CCN label (National Choreographic Center) was established in 1984.

Currently there are 19 of these National Choreographic Centers in France.

Since March 2015, the Centre chorégraphique national de Franche-Comté in Belfort has been directed by Héla Fattoumi and Éric Lamoureux, for which they created the project VIADANSE. 

Their project VIADANSE is laid in the prospect of a 3rd generation choregraphic center, revolving around a dynamic concept highlighting the circulation of projects and the building of networks, from Franche-Comté to Burgundy ; from the Grand Est to Switzerland and Europe.

Mouvements #15

Artistic direction / Conception : Nicolas Habas

Interpretation : Volmir Cordeiro

Sound : Valentin Scion

Other collaborations : Léna Pradelle (montage)

Production / Coproduction of the video work : VIADANSE - Direction Fattoumi-Lamoureux, les Eurockéennes de Belfort et Séquence, en partenariat avec ARTE Concert et avec le soutien du Ministère de la Culture DGCA

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