Open rehearsal of the creation by Volmir Cordeiro

Open rehearsal of the creation by Volmir Cordeiro

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Thu. 31 March 2022 — 19h

CCN - Ballet de Lorraine

Thu. 31 March 2022 — 19h

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Open rehearsal around Pas assez suédois ! / Not Swedish enough! creation by Volmir Cordeiro

Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 7:00PM at CCN - Ballet de Lorraine 


Indicative of the 1920’s, Les Ballet Suédois was a ballet company that could equally be seen as an art project, full of enthusiasm, optimism for the future and social discourse. During just five short years they created over twenty works collaborating with a myriad of prominent visual artists and composers. What we hope to capture is this almost frenetic interest in contemporary ideas. In 2014, Petter Jacobsson and Thomas Caley already made their first research into the Ballet’s rich past with Relâche. For this new encounter they have decided to celebrate the Les Ballet Suédois’s centennial.
The focus of this “soirée” is not in the reconstruction of original works but in creations that are in dialog with the company’s body of work, history and epoch. Through referencing and certain quotations we would like to immerse the public in this very dynamic time and place – Paris in the roaring 20’s.

For the evening we are excited to invite three choreographers, Dominique Brun, Volmir Cordeiro and Latifa Laâbissi all with intense interests in the performative aspect of dance and an exacting relationship to the plasticity of space. In the tradition with this decadent epoch the evening promises to be a feast for all the senses.



Rehearsals open to audiences allow them to observe the intimacy of the choreographer and his/ her dancers at work. They are interactive, and include exchanges with audiences in attendance.

Duration: 1 hour
Free entry

Bookings: billetterie@ballet-de-lorraine.eu / T. +33 (0)3 83 85 69 08

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Volmir Cordeiro

Volmir Cordeiro (born 1987) holds a doctorate in dance from Paris 8 University. He initially studied theatre before working with Brazilian choreographers Alejandro Ahmed, Cristina Moura and Lia Rodrigues. In 2011, he joined the “Essais” programme at the National Centre for Contemporary Dance (CDNC) in Angers, under the direction of Emmanuelle Huynh, where he obtained a masters in performance and choreography.

In Europe he has performed in productions by Xavier Le Roy, Laurent Pichaud & Rémy Héritier, Emmanuelle Huynh, Jocelyn Cottencin, Vera Mantero, Zeena Parkings & Nadia Lauro, Latifa Laâbissi and Rodrigo García. As a choreographer, his first cycle was composed of three solo works: Sky (2012, created at the Angers CDNC), Inês (2014, created at the Actoral Festival in Marseilles) and Street (2015, created at the Louvre museum in collaboration with the Paris International Contemporary Art Fair – FAIC). In February of 2017, he choreographed a piece for four dancers: “The eye, the mouth and the rest”, in Brest, Brittany. At that time, he also created a video installation of the same title on the poetics of the face in the history of dance for the Passerelle contemporary art centre, as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations for the Centre Pompidou. In 2019, Volmir Cordeiro created Sidewalk, a work for six dancers, presented at the Actoral Festival in Marseilles and the Paris Autumn Festival.

He teaches regularly in choreography programmes, such as the Exerce Master (ICI-CCN Montpellier, France) and the Drama Master (Kask Conservatorium, Gand, Belgium), P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels), the Ménagerie de Verre (Paris) and also during the Camping Festival at the Pantin National dance centre. He is the author of “Ex-Corpo”, a book on marginality in contemporary dance and the notion of the artist-researcher, a continuation of his doctoral research at Paris 8 University, which he completed in November of 2018.

In 2021, Volmir will revisit the Ballets Suédois, a dadaist dance troupe based at the Théâtre de Champs-Elysées from 1920-25, with his new performance Erosion, created for the Nancy Ballet de Lorraine national choreography centre. His next solo work Metropolis will be created in November 2021 as part of the Paris Autumn Festival.

Volmir Cordeiro is an associated artist at the Cergy-Pontoise national theatre, Points Communs, and at the Briqueterie, Val-de-Marne’s national dance and choreography centre in Vitry. His company Donna Volcan takes the notion of the volcano, which combines earth, air, fire and vital force, as the basis for creation. It is supported by the Regional directorate for cultural affairs (structuring assistance). In 2021, Cordeiro won the SACD Society of Author’s prize for young choreographers.