Brazilian Volmir Cordeiro’s piece Street could be seen as a carnivalesque portrait of everyday life in the street. The street is opening, one onto another. The street invents languages, categories, it is home to the poor, stage and refuge to artists. Street is made in collaboration with brazilian drummer Washington Timbó. Together they look for improbable relationships where sound, body and movement can bring together a set of questions related to the fury of the streets.
Through movement, Volmir Cordeiro offers the body the form of short poems. He has included some of Bertolt Brecht’s poems on war where the format is brief, powerful and thematic.
With Timbó and Cordeiro’s strong presence and impressive stamina, they hold their audience from the very beginning to the end, creating a vibrant portrait of our universal urban landscape, the streets.
Volmir Cordeiro was born in 1987 in Brazil. He created the duet Époque with Marcela Santander Corvalán in 2015, and L’œil la bouche et le reste in 2017, which was declined also as an exhibition. He has just published a book based on his phd thesis, Ex-corpo, in Carnets collection. Trottoir, his last piece for 6 performers, was recently created in Festival d’automne (Paris) in December 2019.