Julien Favreau

France
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Julien trained in ballet and contemporary dance at the Ecole Nationale de Danse de la Rochelle under the direction of Colette Milner.

 

He continued his dance education at the Rudra Béjart School Lausanne in 1994, and joined the Béjart Ballet Lausanne in 1995.

 

Maurice Béjart created important roles for him, such as in Zarathoustra, le chant de la danse, L’Amour – la Danse, Elton Berg or La Route de la Soie. Julien was also chosen for numerous leading roles in The Rite of Spring (l’Elu), Serait-ce la Mort ?, Ballet for Life, Nutcracker, Brel et Barbara and The Magic Flute (Sarastro). Under Gil Roman’s artistic direction, his repertoire has included lead roles in Boléro, Light, Le Concours, Suite Barocco, Le Marteau sans maître, Sonate n°5, The Ninth Symphony, Im chambre séparée in Béjart fête Maurice, the solo in Un cygne d’autrefois se souvient que c’est lui and Wien, Wien, nur du Allein. In addition, Julien took part in Gil Roman’s creations Casino des Esprits, Anima Blues, Aria, Tombées de la dernière pluie, t ’M et variations… and Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent. In 2017, he participated in the creation of Dixit, a piece written and directed by Marc Hollogne with choreographies by Maurice Béjart and Gil Roman.

 

In 2006, he was awarded the Prix des Etoiles from Ballet 2000 in Cannes, and in 2012, he was titled the Premio Positano “Leonide Massine” per la danza.

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