Born in Brazil in 1987, Volmir Cordeiro first studied theatre, before collaborating with the Brazilian choreographers Alejandro Ahmed, Cristina Moura and Lia Rodrigues. In 2011, he joined the Essais training programme at the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine in Angers under the direction of Emmanuelle Huynh, and is currently writing a thesis at the Université Paris-8 on marginal figures in contemporary dance. He has performed in works by Xavier Le Roy, Laurent Pichaud, Rémy Héritier, Emmanuelle Huynh, Jocelyn Cottencin and Vera Mantero. In 2012, he created his first solo work in France, Ciel, followed by Inês in 2014 then, in March 2015, the duet Époque, with Marcela Santander Corvalán. He has just completed the first season devoted to his work, made up of the solos Ciel, Inês and Rue (premiered in October 2015 at the Musée du Louvre in collaboration with the Fiac).
Anne Juren, born in Grenoble/France is a choreographer, dancer and performer based in Vienna. In 2003, she co-founded together with the visual artist Roland Rauschmeier the association Wiener Tanz- und Kunstbewegung in Vienna. Her choreographic works and artistic researches have been extensively presented in international theatres, festivals, and different art spaces and venues. In her work, Juren tries to expand the term choreography in engaging the body in different states of physical, sensorial, kinaesthetic and mental experiences, questioning the boundaries between private and public spheres. Since 2013, Anne Juren is a Feldenkrais® practitioner. She is currently part of the artistic committee for the Master in Choreography at DOCH and doing a PhD at UNIARTS Stockholm University of the Arts.
A graduate of the London Contemporary Dance School, choreographer and performer Vera Tussing leads a European-wide career accompanied by The Royal Opera House and The Place in the United Kingdom, as well as the STUK Art Center in Leuven and the Monty in Antwerp, among others. In 2007, she began collaborating with Albert Quesada and together they created Trilogy, three experimental pieces investigating the listening experience through an exploration of very different types of music. That gave rise to an exploration of movement as an auditory experience, exemplified by works like The Icarus Project and You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet. Since 2014, Vera Tussing has been working on a new project, T-Dance, which brings together the main themes of her work, of which The Palm of Your Hand is a major opus.