De carne e Sonho
De Carne e Sonho (Flesh and Dream) is a Brazilian tribute to the tango, a dance from the neighbouring countries, because the six dancers and the five musicians all come from Belo Horizonte. A sensual and freely-open tango, which even flirts with the samba carioca. A brilliant, spirited composition to the music of Piazzolla, Gardel, Barbieri and... Vivaldi. Dramatic or joyful tango, languorous or insolent tango, hieratic or audacious tango, body to body and heart to heart. The tango, passionately.
What does the tango mean to you?
“The tango represents an enormous and really intense feeling of passion with all its nuances. It is aggressive, extremely melancholic and suave, all at the same time. I can't imagine that a person exists who is able to listen to Piazzolla's music without feeling any emotion. Besides, the choreographic language of tango is fabulously rich, making it possible to produce beautiful creations indefinitely, even with music that has nothing whatsoever to do with tango. For example, the Samba in Brazil now borrows steps that come from the tango”.
Source : programme de salle de la Maison de la Danse
Forty five-year-old, Jomar Mesquita has been a teacher, a dancer, the choreographer and the director of Mimulus Cultural Association, Mimulus Dance Company and Mimulus Dance School since 1990. Along these years, Jomar Mesquita has developed wide research on ballroom dance and social dance in their countries of origin. Jomar Mesquita has created an innovative and proper language for couple dance. He has won a lot of prizes, in recognition of his work as a director, a choreographer and a dancer of the Mimulus shows: “Bagagem”, “E Esse Alguém Sabe Quem”, “De Carne e Sonho”, “Do Lado Esquerdo de Quem Sobe”, “Dolores”, “Por Um Fio”, “Entre”. His last creation is "Pretérito Imperfeito" in 2014.
Besides the work at Mimulus Dance Company and School, he frequently works as a teacher and choreographer for other professional drama and dance groups, among which are the famous Brazilian Bolshoi Theatre, São Paulo Dance Company, Sociedade Masculina, Castro Alves Theatre Ballet, Guaíra Theatre Ballet, Minas Gerais Dance Company, Grupo Galpão, Burlantins. He was the director of the special program Cultural Traditions in the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2011, USA. In 2002, 2006 and 2010, at the recognized worldwide Biennale de la Danse, Lyon, France, besides the shows performed, Jomar Mesquita was also in charge of conducting outdoor open classes with the attendance of more than 600 people in each class. Jomar is also the director of different Mimulus courses for teachers and professional dancers, coming from different parts of Brazil and other countries.
Source : Mimulus Dance Company 's website
Author, filmmaker and video artist Charles Picq entered working life in the 70s through theatre and photography. A- fter resuming his studies (Maîtrise de Linguistique - Lyon ii, Maîtrise des sciences et Techniques de la Communication - grenoble iii), he then focused on video, first in the field of fine arts at the espace Lyonnais d'art Contemporain (eLaC) and with the group « Frigo », and then in dance.
On creation of the Maison de la Danse in Lyon in 1980, he was asked to undertake a video documentation project that he has continued ever since. During the ‘80s, a decade marked in France by the explosion of contemporary dance and the development of video, he met numerous artists such as andy Degroat, Dominique Bagouet, Carolyn Carlson, régine Chopinot, susanne Linke, Joëlle Bouvier and regis Obadia, Michel Kelemenis. He worked in the creative field with installations and on-stage video, as well as in television with recorded shows, entertainment and documentaries.
His work with Dominique Bagouet (80-90) was a unique encounter. He documents his creativity, assisting with Le Crawl de Lucien and co-directing with his films Tant Mieux, Tant Mieux and 10 anges. in the 90s he became director of video development for the Maison de la Danse and worked, with the support of guy Darmet and his team, in the growing space of theatre video through several initiatives:
- He founded a video library of dance films with free public access. This was a first for France. Continuing the video documentation of theatre performances, he organised their management and storage.
- He promoted the creation of a video-bar and projection room, both dedicated to welcoming school pupils.
- He started «présentations de saisons» in pictures.
- He oversaw the DVD publication of Le tour du monde en 80 danses, a pocket video library produced by the Maison de la Danse for the educational sector.
More recently, he launched the series “scènes d'écran” for television and online. He undertook the video library's digital conversion and created the website numeridanse.tv, an international video library for dance online.
His main documentaries are: enchaînement, Planète Bagouet, Montpellier le saut de l'ange, Carolyn Carlson, a woman of many faces, grand ecart, Mama africa, C'est pas facile, Lyon, le pas de deux d'une ville, Le Défilé, Un rêve de cirque.
He has also produced theatre films: Song, Vu d'ici (Carolyn Carlson), Tant Mieux, Tant Mieux, 10 anges, Necesito and So schnell, (Dominique Bagouet), Im bade wannen, Flut and Wandelung (Susanne Linke), Le Cabaret Latin (Karine Saporta), La danse du temps (Régine Chopinot), Nuit Blanche (Abou Lagraa), Le Témoin (Claude Brumachon), Corps est graphique (Käfig), Seule et WMD (Françoise et Dominique Dupuy), La Veillée des abysses (James Thiérrée), Agwa (Mourad Merzouki), Fuenteovejuna (Antonio Gades), Blue Lady revistied (Carolyn Carlson).
Source : Maison de la Danse
De carne e sonho
Artistic direction / Conception
Artistic direction assistance / Conception
Bruno Ferreira, Fernanda Nogueira, Juliana Macedo
Bruno Ferreira, Fernanda Nogueira, Jomar Mesquita, Juliana Macedo, Daniel Vidal, Fabiana Lopes, Welbert de Melo, Nayane Diniz
Osla Arquitetura, Ed Andrade
Quinteto Dialeto) Marcelo Corrêa, Renato Hanriot, Paulo Roberto Machado ,Camilo Córdova Christófaro, Daniel Córdova Christófaro
Baby Mesquita, Heloisa Paixâo, Vânia Lúcia Correia da Silva (habilleuses), Maria Helena Aguiar (couturière), Floriano Lima Neto Anésia Santana (tailleur), Sapataria do Futuro (chaussures), Tuca Pinheiro, Júlio Maciel (accessoires)
Jomar Mesquita et Jacqueline de Castro (répétitions), Orlando de Paula (préparation)
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Baby Mesquita (production exécutive), Fabio Ramos, Regina Moura (assistants de production), Associação Cultural Mimulus (production), remerciements à Ministério da Cultura do Brasil, Secretaria Estadual de Cultura do Estado de Minas Gerais, Fundação Municipal de Cultura e Prefeitura Municipal de Belo Horizonte, Fundação Acesita, MSA Infor, Bergmann, Usiminas, Util
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Cia Mimulus, Maison de la danse