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? , Nutcracker and The Magic Flute (Sarastro). Under Gil Roman’s artistic direction, his repertoire has included lead roles in Boléro, Light, Le Concours, Suite Barocco and Le Marteau sans maître. In addition, Julien took part in Gil Roman’s creations Le 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. The next year, he was given the solo in Maurice Béjart’s Un cygne d’autrefois se souvient que c’est lui.

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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