Sat 21 Oct

The Humane Body: Volmir Cordeiro

The Eye The Mouth And The Rest

£10 (or £20 for day ticket - buy for all three shows in the same transaction)

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We are a temporary community - a diverse group of faces in which we see our reflection.

With the eye, the mouth and the rest of the face, the rest of the body, we shake and move, attracting your gaze. We speak to you through the sounds our bodies make.

Our mouths, flesh and feet create an aural choreography, as we explore a new way of ‘seeing’.

This performance is audio described


Join us for an opportunity to experience the costumes, set and props used during the performance. The touch tour will be led by the audio describer along with the choreographer or the dancers.

Touch tours must be booked in advance via our box office and are intended for the visually impaired as an accompaniment to the Audio Described performance.

Limited to blind/partially sighted patrons only

Call box office on 020 7121 1100 to book your place.

Choreography: Volmir Cordeiro
Performers: Volmir Cordeiro, Marcela Santander Corvalán, Isabela Santana, and Calixto Neto
Lighting: Abigail Fowler
Sound design: Cristián Sotomayor
Sound engineer: Arnaud Delacelle
Costumes: Lucas Ossendrijver, with the assistance of Boramy Viguier
External artistic consultants: Carolina Mendonça, Ana Paula Kamozaki
Production: MARGELLES / Margot Videcoq

About the artist 

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).



Co-produced by Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie, CDN - Centre National de la Danse, Le Quartz (Brest) Donation Fund, Ministère de la culture et de la Communication / DRAC Ile-De-France, Département de la Seine-Saint-Denis. With the support of Adami and Arcadi Île-de-France.Co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union. Presented in the frame of the EU project The Humane Body.

Times: 8pm
Duration: 60 mins
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Autumn 2017

The Humane Body

The Humane Body is a project that investigates ways to create rich dance experiences for sighted, partially sighted and blind audiences.