WE ARE ?
Settled in Montréal since 2004, Jocelyne Meugnier is a producer, an art director, the co-founder of the Dream Hunters and a talented costume designer. She invents and creates brightly colored characters brimming with life!
My adventure started in the Street Theatre milieu, when I was at the side of a highly-skilled, sensitive artist, a dreamer/poet who has made us all travel around this world and far beyond, a visionary troubadour who has left us way too soon: Julien Gabriel, also a co-founder of the Dream Hunters.
As a multidisciplinary artist for more than two decades, I have created and made all the characters presented on this website. So, in addition to writing the storylines, directing the scenography and staging, I conceive detailed characters and costumes, chiseled and finely designed like works of art. Then I partner with illustrators, creators, set design engineers or craftspeople, who take care of their lively appearance, their movable, subtly articulated aspect. I also create the dyes and varnishes of the characters’ wooden pieces, as well as the fabric dyes.
In my own way, my imagination feeds on nature’s poetry, beauty and strength to create sculptural characters who come alive thanks to the art of gigantic puppets and stilts.
It all leads to ambulatory presentations gathering several pictures, and this, in a gentle and friendly interaction with the audience.
Throughout my artistic career, I was able to present the fruit of my labor on the international stage, in the United States, Mexico, Romania, Europe and Colombia, Montreal, in great festivals and in different collaborations with le Cirque du Soleil, in Italy, Spain and in Quebec.
producer, an art director, the co-founder of the Dream Hunters and a talented costume designer
LOVE • BEAUTY • FREEDOM
At the root of all that surrounds us, nature and living beings, there is the wisdom of the creator, the conductor of mysterious plans.
Love, Beauty and Freedom are three closely linked ideals, the motto of the Dream Hunters, inscribed on its coat of arms.
Beyond its beauty that we can enjoy and feed on, we could take it as a model in order to reveal our own creative potential and make our earth an Earth of Light! a Terra Lucida!
That is what we think!
The artists embodying the characters and puppets of the Dream hunters are professionals trained for the most part in the finest schools.
Together, they gather the following subjects : singing, music, clown, acrobatics, contortion, acting, dancing, physical theatre, miming and of course stilts.
All these techniques and experiences serve our mission : bearing the mirror reflecting the beauty of the world, sowing seeds of hope and inspire free beings to pursue a lofty goal for the good of all.