Volmer Cordeiro: Inês
Co-presented by Danspace Project and Performa.
Q&A with Volmir Cordeiro and Miguel Gutierrez will follow Friday’s performance.
Conceived and performed by Volmir Cordeiro, Inês refers to an absent figure, a determined woman craving fame, recognition, and adoration. Inês wants to infiltrate show business by way of reality TV. Brazilian-born, Paris-based Cordeiro explores the titillating relationship between performer and spectators, mirroring the audience’s hunger for new bodies and performers to discover, observe, evaluate, and eventually discard.
Volmir Cordeiro trained at Centre National de Danse Contemporaine-Angers with Emmanuelle Huynh and is currently working on a PhD thesis on figures of marginality in contemporary dance at Paris VIII University. His studies and time spent in the favelas of Rio with Lia Rodrigues’ company reflect a desire to bring to life those who are “condemned to weaken, disappear, derail.” In previous works Cordeiro has explored the physicality of marginal and underprivileged figures.
Inês is produced by Performa in association with Lafayette Anticipation, Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris. Supported by FUSED, Institut Français à Paris, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. Co-presented by Danspace Project and Performa. Curated by Charles Aubin.