131 E 10th St.
New York, NY 10003
Alone on stage in his protruding costume – a modest assortment of multicolored fabrics – Paris-based Brazilian choreographer Volmir Cordeiro engages the audience in a whirlwind of double-entendre statements and gestures to a fast-paced rhythm.
Manically, the charismatic performer introduces us to an absent woman, Inês, a 57-year-old housewife who would like to be acknowledged, recognized, and adored. And through the slender and agile dancer, she lives her dream by proxy. Trained within the French tradition of “conceptual” dance and well acquainted with its leaders such as Xavier Le Roy and Emmanuelle Huynh, Cordeiro brings a cheekier, and sometimes lascivious, dance style to this North-American premiere. Alternating between feline gait and carnival grotesque, Inês explores the titillating relationship between performer and spectator as Inês’s aspirations mirror our own voracity for new performers to discover, observe, evaluate, and eventually discard.
A Q&A led by New York-based choreographer Miguel Gutierrez with Vomir Cordeiro will follow Friday night’s performance.
Curated by Charles Aubin.
Image credit: Volmir Cordeiro, Inês, 2014; photo by Cristiano Prim, courtesy of the artist. Volmir Cordeiro, Inês, 2014; photo by Margot Videcoq, courtesy of the artist.
Produced by Performa in association with Lafayette Anticipation - Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris. Co-presented with Danspace Project. Supported by FUSED, Institut Français à Paris, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.