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Sidewalk, piece for six performers, is a way to evoke the metamorphosis as the only means for accessing freedom. By restituting the vivid energy of "becoming", Sidewalk invests the joy as a form of individual and collective blossoming. After creating the duo Street with Washington Timbó, in 2015, Volmir Cordeiro approaches the sidewalk as a privileged space for the circulation of worlds, works, norms, contacts, parties and stagnation. In an ongoing quest for contradictory body states - recurring strategy in his work - Sidewalk researches "breaking dead ends", creating conditions for things to pass and, thus, authorizing the passage as a celebration. A work scene, a procession that does not deny its vulgarity, a disordered stroll that leads us to a walking trance. To escape the helplessness and exclusion that govern the tragedy of the current world, the dancers continuously transform, mask or unmask, and exit themselves through the shared experience of a passing ecstasy.

Choreography • Volmir Cordeiro
Performance • Volmir Cordeiro, Martin Gil, Isabela Santana, Marcela Santan- der Corvalán, Anne Sanogo, Washington Timbó
Light designer • Abigail Fowler
Sound designer • Arnaud de la Celle
Costumes • Vinca Alonso & Volmir Cordeiro
Production • Donna Volcan
Administration, production • MANAKIN Lauren Boyer & Leslie Perrin
Photos - Arthur Crestani

Co-production • CND Centre national de la danse ; Le Musée de la Danse/Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne, dans le cadre de la mission Accueil-studio ; Charleroi Danse – Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wal- lonie – Bruxelles ; Ateliers Médicis - Clichy-sous-Bois / Montfermeil ; King’s Foun- tain ; Le Dancing CDCN Dijon Bourgogne-Franche-Comté ; La Place de la Dance, CDCN Toulouse - Occitanie ; ICI—CCN Montpellier - Occitanie / Direction Christi- an Rizzo

Collaboration • Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Dijon ; Actoral, festival international des arts et des écritures contemporaines ; Département de la Seine-Saint-Denis ; DRAC Île-de-France au titre de l’aide à la structuration

Duration 1h


TOURS, France. 3 and 4 March 2022. Théâtre Olympia CDN de Tours / CCN de Tours
BRUXELLES, Belgium. 23 October. Charleroi Danse, Centre Chorégraphique Wallonie Bruxelles.
VITRY-SUR-SEINE, France. 22 September. Festival Excentriques, La Briqueterie.
VILA DO CONDE, Portugal. 18 September. Circular - Festival das Artes Performativas.
FLORIANÓPOLIS, Brésil. 26 May. Festival Múltipla Dança. (youtube).
MONTPELLIER, France. 8 and 9 December. Théatre la Vignette and ICI - CCN Montpellier - ANNULÉ
BORDEAUX, France. 9 October, La Manufacture, FAB - Festival International des Arts de Bordeaux, France.
PAU, France. 6 October 2020. Espaces Pluriels.
TALANT, France, 15 septembre 2020, Le Dancing CDCN - l'Écrin.
GENÈVE, Switzerland, 3 et 4 September 2020, Festival La Bâtie.
PARIS, France. 9, 10 and 11 December 2019. Centre national de la danse - CND, Festival d'Automne.
MARSEILLE, France. 27 and 28 September 2019, Théâtre du gymnase, Festival Actoral.

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