08.03.2017 @ 20:30 - 21:20
Look out, open your eyes! With this new work for four dancers, the Brazilian choreographer who sees everything invites you to see the question of ‘seeing’ differently. Starting from the eye and embracing all that is globular, like the sun, the egg, the moon or the arena, Volmir Cordeiro has created a dance that expresses the functions of the eye and then evokes its physicality and actions – crying, staring, winking, spying, etc. The eye is a tool for exploring interiority, latency, the pre-human, the tactile, the animal, the excitement of thought, and darkness and intensity. With this new work, Volmir Cordeiro is seeking to make ‘the eye that searches dance, the one that will look for the invisible, deep, hidden, mysterious mass of the world. That’s what I call the rest; the thing without a name, which cannot be looked at, subterranean, lost and unattainable; this matter capable of making us close our eyes and then cry out inside, and open our sight towards what we dare not look at. Dancing a dance that is embodied by the eye, dancing what the eye is unable to retain when it is in the process of looking, dancing what is left over in us, forgotten, rejected, set aside, dancing the obsessive fear of what one sees.’ Like Volmir Cordeiro’s previous works, L’œil la bouche et le reste is a flight into abstraction, life and the world, a dense, almost obsessive search during which nothing is ever left to chance.
Choreography: Volmir Cordeiro
Performance: Volmir Cordeiro, Calixto Neto, Isabela Santana et Marcela Santander Corvalán
Light: Abigail Fowler
Sound design: Cristián Sotomayor
External eye: Carolina Mendonça and Ana Paula Kamozaki
Audio description: Sabine Macher
Production Margelles / Margot Videcoq.
Co-produced by CN D Centre national de la danse, Le Quartz Scène nationale de Brest, Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie dans le cadre de l’accueil studio, the Ministery of Culture and Communication, Arcadi Île-de-France, Le Département de la Seine-Saint-Denis.
Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
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).