Volmir Cordeiro

21.03.18 — 20:30


After his piece Inês, Volmir Cordeiro is presenting his first solo Ciel (2012), in which he lives out, via a direct address to the public, the different solitudes of men and women doomed to leaving us: so-called “marginals”. Disturbing appearances, nameless people, miserable bodies, repressed by history, both shamefaced and embarrassing, make up this parcel of humanity to which the choreographer is attached. Moving from the memories of beggars, peasants, prostitutes and refugees, he seeks to dance out the liveliness and vigour of such mediocre bodies. Through each new transfiguration, he sculpts an imaginary which is never fixed and remains as open as the sky.

Born in 1987 in Brazil, Volmir Cordeiro first graduated in theater and worked with the Brazilian choreographers Alejandro Ahmed, Cristina Moura and Lia Rodrigues. He graduated in 2012 from Essais, Centre National de Danse Contemporaine d’Angers, directed by Emmanuelle Huynh. He has performed in the projects of Xavier Le Roy, Laurent Pichaud, Rémy Héritier, Emmanuelle Huynh, Jocelyn Cottencin and Vera Mantero. After a first series of solos (Ciel, Inês and Rue), he created the duet Époque with Marcela Santander Corvalán in 2015, and L’œil la bouche et le reste in 2017, which was declined also as an exhibition. He is an associate artist at CND Centre National de la Danse and has just published a book based on his phd thesis, Ex-corpo, in Carnets collection.