Volmir Cordeiro

Trottoir

Trottoir
Trottoir

23.10.2021

How do you depict freedom onstage? According to Volmir Cordeiro, the key to answering this question lies in metamorphosis, in the power of being ‘in becoming’. Enveloped in multiple layers of brightly coloured panties, six dancers unleash the exuberant energy of their transformations on the audience. Can a mask reveal the truth behind what is concealed? Just like in his previous creations, Cordeiro breaks through the fourth wall, the invisible dividing line between the stage and the audience. In various formations, the dancers ‘open’ all the possible places in the theatre, while they constantly transform from one shape into another and from one character to another. Plummet headlong into this rebellious laboratory and rethink your relationship with your own norms – in the theatre or in your everyday life.

• The imaginative world of the Brazilian dancer and choreographer Volmir Cordeiro draws inspiration from the repressed corners of expressionism and neo-baroque. In 2017, he presented his intense L’œil la bouche et le reste at the Kaaistudios.


choreography Volmir Cordeiro | performers Volmir Cordeiro, Martin Gil, Isabela Fernandes Santana, Marcela Santander Corvalán, Anne Sanogo, Washington Timbó | light design Abigail Fowler | sound design Arnaud de la Celle | costumes Vinca Alonso & Volmir Cordeiro | precious eyes Carolina Campos, Adeline Fontaine, Kiduck Kim | interns Garance Debert, Léa Lourmière | thanks to Charlotte Imbault, Chloé Perol | special thanks to Henry Pillsbury | production Donna Volcan | administration, production, diffusion MANAKIN Lauren Boyer & Leslie Perrin | texts excerpts from Poems from Guantanamo, The Detainees Speak by Marc Falloff, Un appartement sur Uranus by Paul B. Preciado, Traité du Tout Monde by Edouard Glissant, Le Verbe, from Chant de la Carpe by Ghérasim Luca, fragments from Prendre Corps by Ghérasim Luca, You Don’t know Me by Caetano Veloso, L’une chante, l’autre pas by Agnès Varda | co-production CND Centre national de la danse, Le Musée de la Danse/Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne dans le cadre de la mission Accueil-studio, Charleroi Danse – Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie – Bruxelles, Ateliers Médicis – Clichy-sous-Bois / Montfermeil, King’s Fountain, Art Danse CDCN Dijon Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, La Place de la Danse CDCN Toulouse – Occitanie, ICI – CCN Montpellier – Occitanie | support Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Dijon, Actoral, festival international des arts et des écritures contemporaines, Département de la Seine-Saint-Denis, DRAC Île-de-France au titre de l’aide à la structuration