Volmir Cordeiro on “Inês”
November 5, 2015
One day, I met a woman named Inês. I wasn’t satisfied with just looking at her – I wanted to get closer. I immediately put aside my role as an observer and began to live with this “being of flesh.” It wasn’t enough to capture her; I had to swallow her whole. My intention is to make her emerge, transform her into a question, propose a scene to her, assign her a problem. How can I find the meaning of her existence in mine, let her inhabit my small body with her immense body of a macumba sorcerer? I would like the audience to share my experience of facing a stranger, strange and unexplored. As she is, Inês seems to me to be indispensable in everything she contains: from her insolent goal of belonging to the world of celebrity to the residues of happiness, malice, sadness, and shame that move her to dance.
– Volmir Cordeiro
Catch Cordeiro’s Inês this Friday and Saturday at 9pm, co-presented by Danspace Project and Performa.
Photo: Fernanda Tafner.