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Esse Alguém sabe quem

Biennale de la danse 2002 - Director : Picq, Charles

Choreographer(s) : Mesquita, Jomar (Brazil)

Present in collection(s): Biennale de la danse , Biennale de la danse - 2002

Video producer : Maison de la Danse

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Esse Alguém sabe quem

Biennale de la danse 2002 - Director : Picq, Charles

Choreographer(s) : Mesquita, Jomar (Brazil)

Present in collection(s): Biennale de la danse , Biennale de la danse - 2002

Video producer : Maison de la Danse

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Esse Alguém sabe quem

The proposal of Esse alguém sabe quem is to bring into scene the many different ways of loving and meeting the other. As a man and a woman get together and entangled in social dances, and with the appeal of the lyrics of many songs, feelings such as sorrow, everlasting love, jealousy, loss, longing are discussed; the radio and other media are used so as to hide people behind word puzzles. The name of the show (“And this someone, you know the one”) comes from the songs that were usually anonymously offered at amusement parks and radio programs to that ‘someone special’.

In other words, the Company uses the dance to replace the speech and comes up with a romantic and funny show which, instead of being presented, is offered to the audience.

The songs, besides being all Brazilian, are all on love. The choreography goes through different rhythms and beyond the limits of social dances, being marked by hugs along the way. Bringing jingles, memorable ads and a passage of a radio soap opera all together into its context, this show does not follow a precise time sequence but rather can be seen as a great radio program.

Right after its première, it was pointed out as the year’s most outstanding theatrical production thus consolidating all the work developed by Mimulus Dance Company.

Mesquita, Jomar

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

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mimulus.com.br

 

Picq, Charles

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

Mimulus Cia de Dança

Mimulus Dance Company (Mimulus Cia de Dança) is a strong force in the Brazilian dance scene. The company started dancing ballroom and social dances in 1992 and these social dances have been the basis for the company’s work.

However, the Company, moved by its natural restlessness, has gone beyond the formal limits of each style, bringing together contemporary techniques and adding theatrical elements. The result is an innovative new language in dance. The cabaret atmosphere has been intentionally left behind. To replace it, the Company has adopted a vibrant style, bearing the diversity of dance genres, the technique, the guts, and the energy of the dancers in its cast.

During its formation, Mimulus conducted research in different countries with an intense focus on social and ballroom dances. Today, relying on its accumulated experience, the Company presents its art in performance and by giving courses in Brazil and abroad. It has received numerous awards for its work.

The warm welcome manifested by audiences and the recognition found everywhere it has been performed serve as a glance at the excellence of the Company´s work.


Source : Mimulus website


More information : mimulus.com.br/main/

Esse Alguém sabe quem

Choreography : Jomar Mesquita

Set design : Ed Andrade

Lights : Alexandre Galvao, Wladimir Medeiros, Geraldo Otaviano

Costumes : Baby Mesquita, Heloisa Paixao

Settings : Ed Andrade

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Jacqueline de Castro

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Biennale - 2002

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