Artistic Director

Sem títuloForty 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”.

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 Mesquita received the certificate Master Artist of Dance, as he was directing workshops on Brazilian dances at Stanford University, USA, 2002.

The show “De Carne e Sonho” was performed in Spain and France in 2005 and 2006, and more than 20,000 people watched it in different French cities. In Lyon, it was performed ten times at Maison de la Danse, one of the most important European dance theaters.

“Do Lado Esquerdo de Quem Sobe” was also performed in the Biennale de la Danse, in Lyon, France, where Jomar Mesquita once again conducted some of the festival´s traditional outdoor open classes.

That same show – “Do Lado Esquerdo de Quem Sobe” – has been performed at Festival Madrid en Danza, Spain, and at Jacob`s Pillow Dance Festival, USA, where Mesquita took part at the documentary about the 75th. Anniversary of the Festival.

“Dolores”, was also performed at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, USA; Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, Canada – 2008; International Madrid en Danza Festival, Spain – 2009; many other European countries and more than 50 Brazilian cities.

Further, Jomar was the special guest to the opening of the season of Maison de la Danse’s shows, in 2005, 2006 and 2010.

The show “Por Um Fio” was also performed in the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, USA, 2012 – and in Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal and many Brazilian cities.

At least once a year, Jomar Mesquita is invited to teach and perform in Europe, in Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, London, Gent, Lyon, Sitges, among other cities. In Brazil, he is also invited to work as teacher and judge in a lot of very well known festivals of the country.

Besides his Mechanical Engineering degree, Jomar Mesquita has completed the course “Pedagogy of Movement to Dance Teaching”, at the Fine Arts School at Minas Gerais Federal University – UFMG. He is a teacher of the first Brazilian Ballroom Dance post-graduation course.

Jomar is also the director of different Mimulus courses for teachers and professional dancers, coming from different parts of Brazil and other countries.

In Chile, Jomar Mesquita has received a special recognition award as the most outstanding artist of the two World Tango Cumbres (Sevilla, Spain, 2005; and Valparaíso, Chile, 2007).

Jomar is capable of speaking, reading and writing in Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish.

 


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