The street is opening, one onto another. The street invents languages, categories, it is home to the poor, stage and refuge to artists. Vagrancy is an ingenious in- vention of the street, as are class, race, stress and blood. The street is not beyond us, we all know it. It unites people, hosts sordid demonstrations, the street is there for us and when we gather in it we play at being “us”. This is a lie. The street selects, limits, blocks, divides, imposes... The street is not the road. It does not seek the world. It stays in the city. In the city it is filled with poets and their crushed up poems. Creases. Streets are like the creases on a face – the streets of the face are the creases of the city. If I say that the street weaves into the sky, I’m not exaggerating. Both have an amazing ability to feel things, beings and ordi- nary matter, and to strip themselves naked. This street I am trying to express is a street on an unending hunt for the dream that buildings have stolen from us.
Choreography and performance : Volmir Cordeiro
Percussionist: Washington Timbo
Production : Donna Volcan
Co-production : Ménagerie de Verre
With the support of: Musée du Louvre, Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, CND - un centre d’art pour la danse
OSLO, Norway, 7 and 8 Mars 2020, Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival.
TOURS, France, 18 January 2020, Festival Écoute/Voir, Théâtre Olympia.
CAEN, France, 8 November 2019, Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen.
MONTPELLIER, France, 5 October 2019, Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier ICI.
DIJON, France, 15 September 2019, Musée des Beaux-Arts.
CURITIBA, Brazil, 30 July 2019, Museu Paranaense.
FLORIANÓPOLIS, Brazil, 28 July 2019, Sesc-Prainha.
ITAJAÍ, Brazil, 27 July 2019, Sesc-Itajaí.
JOINVILLE, Brazil, 26 July 2019, Sesc-Joinville.
CONCÓRDIA, Brazil, 24 July 2019, Sesc-Concórdia.
CHAPECÓ, Brazil, 23 July 2019, Sesc-Chapecó.
LAUSANNE,Suisse, 12 and 13 July 2019, Festival de la cité.
PORTO, Portugal, 2 de Juin 2019, Fundação Serralves, Serralves em Festa.
VILA DE GAIA, Portugal, 30 May, Serralves em festa.
CLUNY, France, 18 May 2019, Musée de Cluny.
NANTES, France, 11 and 12 April 2019, Dance Park, Lieu Unique.
LISBOA, Portugal, 17 Mars 2019, BOCA, Biennial of contemporary arts.
BRAGA, Portugal, 16 Mars 2019, BOCA, Bennial of contemporary arts.
RENNES, France. 17 and 18 November 2018 / À Cris Ouverts - Biennale d'Art Contemporain.
ESSEN, Germany. 22 September 2018 / Museum Folkwang, Essen, Allemagne.
TOULON, France. 15 September 2018 / Festival Constellations.
GUINGAMP, France. 11 August 2018 / Festival Lieux Mouvants.
BELFORT, France. 5 July 2018 / Festival Erockeenes and CCN-Belfort.
BAZOUGES-LA-PÉROUSE, France. 29 June and 1 July 2018 / Festival Extension Sauvage.
BONDY, France. 23 May 2018 / Collège Pierre Brossolette.
POITIERS, France. 29 and 30 March 2018 / Festival A Corps.
OLLIOULES, France. 27 March 2018 / Théâtre de Chateauvallon.
SAINT-DENIS, France. 1 October 2017, Musée d'art et d'histoire.
VITRY-SUR-SEINE, France. 29 September 2017, La Briqueterie, Théâtre Jean Vilar de Vitry-sur-Seine.
LA LONDE LES MAURS, France. 27 July 2017, Figuière Festival.
MALAGA, Spain. 24 June 2017, Centre Pompidou.
PARIS, France. 15 June 2017, Centre Pompidou.
CLERMOND-FERRAND, France. 10 Mai 2017, La Tôlerie, Les jours de pleine nuit.
SAINT-DENIS, France. 27 March 2017, Université Paris 8, Hall A.
BORDEAUX, France. 27, 28 January 2017, Les Halles des Chartrons, Festival 30/30.
MARSEILLE, France. 25 January 2017, Espace Montevideo, Festival Parallèle.
BARCELONA, Spain. 3 December 2016, MCBA, Festival Salmón.
VILA DO CONDE, Portugal. 24 september 2016, Teatro Municipal, Festival de Artes Performativas.
PARIS, France. 11 June 2016, Collège des Bernardins, Biennale du Divers.
COLMAR, France. 27 February 2016, Musée Unterlinden, Colmar.
PARIS, France. 4 and 5 December 2015, Ménagerie de Verre, Les Inaccoutumés Festival (Création).
PARIS, France. 23 October 2015 à 15h30 et 18h, Musée du Louvre, dans le çadre de la FIAC. Cour Marly (Creation).
Pascaline Vallé, JETEM, 91,2 http://jetfm.fr/site/A-l-oeuvre-rencontre-avec-Volmir.html
Les Eurockéennes, https://www.eurockeennes.fr/mouvements-volmir-cordeiro/
Aurélie Charon, Une vie d'artiste, France Culture, https://www.franceculture.fr/emissions/une-vie-dartiste/une-vie-dartiste-du-lundi-05-mars-2018
Marie Godfrin-Guidicelli, Zibeline, https://www.journalzibeline.fr/critique/tempete-sous-le-crane-de-volmir-cordeiro/
Wilson Le Personnic, Ma Culture, http://www.maculture.fr/entretiens/rue-volmir-cordeiro/
Guillaume Rouleau, Ma Culture, http://www.maculture.fr/danse/volmir-cordeiro-rue/
Gérard Mayen, Thomas Hahn, Danser Canal Historique, https://dansercanalhistorique.fr/?q=content/volmir-cordeiro-rue