Némo Camus is an artist and sound director based in Brussels. His approach questions the links between personal stories and history, the environment and the individual, militancy and poetry... In his first dance project, he explores the racial history of his grandmother, Lourdès de Oliveira, who was born in Brazil from the union of a black woman of modest origins and a young white middle-class man who refuses to acknowledge her. This woman with an unusual background went on to play Mira in Marcel Camus’s film Orfeu Negro and will forever embody a certain image of Brazil and of mulatta carioca beauty. By analysing footage in which Lourdès acts and dances and putting this woman’s destiny into perspective, Némo Camus explores questions of lineage and heritage. Dona Lourdès attempts to imagine the body as a space in which history is recorded.

La Raffinerie
Conception et écriture : Némo Camus / Collaboration, chorégraphie et interprétation : Robson Ledesma / Dramaturgie : Nathalia Kloos / Création costumes : Miguel Peñaranda Olmeda / Création vidéo : Mary Szydlowska / Scénographie : Rafa Pamplona / Création lumière : Ines Isimbi  
Production déléguée : Laurent Ska I atelier 210 / Coproduction : Charleroi danse, atelier 210, Ateliers de Paris / Soutien : La Bellone, kunstencentrum BUDA, Maison des Cultures de Saint-Gilles, Pianofabriek, Théâtre Varia, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelle
Les avant-premières sont accessibles sur invitation : martin.dewez@charleroi-danse.be