Visiting Artist in Residence
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Dance
Volmir Cordeiro is a Brazilian-born and France-based dancer, artist-researcher, and choreographer. The 2021 recipient of the SACD (Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers) award for young choreographers, Cordeiro is teaching at Bard as part of the Dance Program’s partnership with Villa Albertine / FACE Foundation (French-American Cultural Exchange). The mission of Villa Albertine is to bring together leading French and American thinkers, writers, artists, and activists for a series of dynamic and thought-provoking debates on topics central to today’s society, and to forge new relationships between the United States, France, and the French-speaking world. Cordeiro and fellow FACE artist Marcela Santander are leading a dance repertory course based on the work of women artists from the 20th and 21st centuries. Cordeiro earned a bachelor’s degree in theater at Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, and master’s and PhD degrees at University of Paris 8. He is the author of Ex-Corpo
(2019), a continuation of his doctoral research at Paris 8a that examines the notion of the artist-researcher and marginality in contemporary dance. At Bard: Fall 2023.