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Dance review: Mimulus captivates audience with pure, celebratory dance

Mimulus dancers perform “Por Um Fio.” The Brazilian dance company opened Jacob’s Pillow’s 80th anniversary season this week and is scheduled through Sunday. (photo: GUTO MUNOZ)
Mimulus dancers perform “Por Um Fio.” The Brazilian dance company opened Jacob’s Pillow’s 80th anniversary season this week and is scheduled through Sunday. (photo: GUTO MUNOZ)
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Artist Arthur Bispo do Rosario’s elaborate embroidered designs have translated into an equally compelling creation by Mimulus, that most enthralling and energetic contemporary ensemble from Brazil. Making their way to Jacob’s Pillow as the opener for the dance festival’s 80th anniversary season, the company performed the U.S. premiere of Artistic Director Jomar Mesquita’s “Por Um Fio” or “By a Thread.” The evening-length work, a marvel of seamless samba, tango and street dancing, was spellbinding. Everything ...

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