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Fri 1 March 2019 (19h00)

Époque with a movie and a song




The performance is vertiginous: two dancers dressed in black on a black background mime a sequence of extreme emotions. They twist their faces and their flesh to go from terror to ecstasy, from rage to delight forming exhilaratedimaginative scenarios full of contorted ghosts. Drawing their inspiration from the scandalous and grotesque dances performed by female artists in 20th century, Volmir Cordeiro and Marcela Santander Corvalán invent a mysterious walk through these archives to revive them. The reminiscences of collective imagination of subversion that impose themselves with force, provoking a nagging worry... and a liberating laugh. In Vauban venue, Époque will be exceptionally accompanied, nourished and moved around by the improvised and performative music of Philippe Foch.

Born in 1987 in Brazil, Volmir Cordeiro firstly graduated in theater and worked with the Brazilian choreographers Alejandro Ahmed, Cristina Moura et Lia Rodrigues. Volmir Cordeiro graduated in 2012 from Essais, Angers Choreographic Centerʼs experimental dance training, with Céu, a much-regarded solo work that extensively toured European and Brazilian dance festivals, and he is now working on a PhD thesis on the figures of marginality in contemporary dance. Volmir Cordeiro has performed in the projects of Xavier Le Roy, Laurent Pichaud, Rémy Héritier, Emmanuelle Huynh, Jocelyn Cottencin et Vera Mantero. In 2014, he created the solo Inês, and in 2015, the duet Epoque with the Paris based chilean dancer Marcela Santander Corvalán. He has just closed a first cycle of his work, made of the three solos : Céu, Inês and Rue (created in october 2015 at Musée du Louvre, in collaboration with FIAC). Volmir Cordeiro was the associate artist at Ménagerie de Verre in 2015 and since 2017 is associate artiste at Centre National de la Danse (CND - Pantin). Volmir regularly teaches in choreography courses such as Master Exerce in Montpellier (France), or Master Drama in Gent (Belgium).

Born in Chile, Marcela Santander Corvalán trains at the dance theater at the Scuola d’Arte Dramatica Paolo Grassi in Milan, then in contemporary dance at the CNDC (Centre National de Danse Contemporaine). Alongside her training, she studied History at the University of Trento in Italy and Theory of Dance at the University Paris-8. Since 2011, she works with the choreographers Dominique Brun Sacre # 197 and Sacre # 2 and Faustin Linyekula Stronghold. She also works in collaboration with the choreographer Mickaël Phelippeau Chorus, Set-Up,Kritt and in the artistic direction of the festival À Domicile . In September 2014, she presents her first project Something around the sound, co-signed with dancer and choreographer Clarisse Chanel. In February 2015, she collaborates with dancer and choreographer Volmir Cordeiro, presenting their duo Époque. Associate-artist at Quartz theater from 2014 to 2017. In March 2016, she creates her first solo performance, Disappeared. In 2016, she colaborates with Julie Nioche for the show Our Loves

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Création en 2015 au Quartz, Scène nationale de Brest
Re-création Époque with a movie and a song en 2018 au Silencio, Paris

Chorégraphie, interprétation Volmir Cordeiro et Marcela Santander Corvalán
Musique live Philippe Foch

Coproduction Le Quartz, Scène nationale de Brest
Soutiens Ménagerie de Verre - Paris, Casa do Povo - Sao Paulo, Le CN D – Centre national de la danse - Pantin, La Nouvelle Cinémathèque de la Danse (CND)