Brazilian Volmir Cordeiro’s piece Rua could be seen as a carnivalesque portrait of everyday life in the street.
Rua is made in collaboration with brazilian drummer Washington Timbo. Together they look for improbable relationships where sound, body and movement can bring together a set of questions related to the fury of the streets and our collective memory.
Through movement, Volmir Cordeiro offers the body the form of short poems. He has included some of Bertolt Brecht’s poems on war where the format is brief, powerful and thematic. The drum decides the rhythm of the writing and the movements. It creates cuts, suspensions and amplification. Volmir Cordeiro’s movements are abstract and exaggerated, far from the norm of classical and contemporary dance standards. With Timbo and Cordeiro’s strong presence and impressive stamina they hold their audience from the very beginning to the end, creating a vibrant portrait of our universal urban landscape, the streets.
Volmir Cordeiro presents Rua at Short Theater 2020 thanks to the collaboration with Materiais Diversos within the Displacement of Festival / More Than This