April 22 and 23

VOLMIR CORDEIRO Metropole

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In this new solo, the dancer and choreographer Volmir Cordeiro explores social violence and movement as a combative response, accompanied by the drummer Philippe Foch. As a punk opera, Cordeiro conceived this piece in 2020 during the pandemic, questioning the limits of freedom and control by the State. A radical performance with an extreme aesthetics, it is dedicated to the Brazilian choreographer Lia Rodrigues, with whom Cordeiro worked as a performer before moving to France.

Volmir Cordeiro has worked with the Brazilian choreographers Alejandro Ahmed, Cristina Moura and Lia Rodrigues, and in Europe, with Xavier Le Roy, Laurent Pichaud and Rémy Héritier, Emmanuelle Huynh, Jocelyn Cottencin, Vera Mantero, Nadia Lauro and Zenna Parkins, and Lâtifa Laabissi. He began his first cycle of 3 solos in 2012; in 2017, he choreographed a piece for four dancers and created a video installation on the poetics of the face in the history of dance for the contemporary art centre Passerelle as part of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Centre Pompidou. His company, Donna Volcan, conceives the volcanic element – earth, fire and life force – as the basis for creation. In 2021, he received the SACD award for young choreographers.

Conception, coreography and performance Volmir Cordeiro / Percussions Philippe Foch / Sound design Arnaud De la Celle / Lighting design Abigail Fowler / Costume design Volmir Cordeiro, Clément Picot & Dat Vu / Costume made by Coco Blanvillain / Scenography Hervé Cherblanc / Video design Margaux Vendassi
Co-production Points Communs, nouvelle scène nationale Cergy-Pontoise / Val d’Oise; La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val-de-Marne, Vitry; Festival d’Automne à Paris; Théâtre la Vignette / Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3; ICI—Centre chorégraphique national Montpellier Occitanie amb Direcció de Christian Rizzo en el marc de l’accueil-studio; la Fondation Royaumont. Théâtre Paul Eluard (TPE) de Bezons, scène conventionnée d’intérêt national art et création – Danse; Graner, fàbrica de creació de Barcelona; DRAC Île-de-France

INTRODUCTORY SESSION TO THE SHOW ‘ONE HOUR BEFORE’ THE FUNCTION: saturday, april 22

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Technical chief Aliénor Lebert, Victor Badin / Beatiful greetings Bruno Pace, Carolina Campos, Paca Tim Faraus, Marcela Santander Corvalan / Thanks to Paul B. Preciado, Guillaume Leingre, Carolina Mendonça, Anne Sanogo / Production Donna Volcan / Photos Marc Chesneau / Administration, production and diffusion MANAKIN, Lauren Boyer, Leslie Perrin and Adèle Tourte

Associated artist at Teatre Nacional de Cergy-Pontoise – Points Communs, i a la Briqueterie – CDCN de Val-de-Marne a Vitry de 2020 a 2023.

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