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Mr & Mrs Dream

 

Aragon

 

Marco Polo
 

Sade, theater of madmen

 

Human Conditions

 

Souviens toi...

 
 

Répétition

 


Press

La nuit des poètes

Un moment de danse poéticoorganique.

La nuit, la nuit s’il est encore une nuit en ce monde...Ces vers d’Aragon ouvrent ce ballet de noctambules et de poètes… bousculant sur scène tous les arts pour questionner la création...

L’electro hip-hop de Malik Berki et le piano à queue, maté avec maestria par Yannaël Quenel, s’harmonisent quasi-charnellement... à entendre et à regarder, on ne sait bientôt plus qui, de la musique ou de l’esprit, commande au corps du danseur... qui merveilleusement ondule, ploie, bande, frissonne, parle...

Julien Derouault a réussi son pari fou de mêler à la sacro-sainte danse, la voix et la musique live…Il y a de la passion, de la beauté, du désespoir dans ce délicieux délire...

Centre France 2013

 

 

Marco Polo

Julien Derouault gives a performance that would enter the Guiness book of records ...

Julien Derouault, performer of Marco Polo trumped all languages ​​of dance. His movements have an elegance which thrills; a beauty which gradually transforms from exhaustion to a fascinating animosity.


Le Figaro 2009

 

 

Marco Polo

Leader on stage, Julien Derouault is a flamboyant dancer, unstoppable Marco Polo.

Le Monde 2009

 

 

Marco Polo

Since the legendary Nureyev, one had rarely seen such an ability to combine strength and lightness ...

Classica 2009



Portrait of Julien Derouault

       
  HD 7 mn / publication Sept 2013
   
 

Discover the journey of this incredible dancer, his motivation and his meeting with Marie-Claude Pietragalla.

Direction Rémy Disch for Bonne Pioche Télévision



 

Photos

Julien Derouault Mr & Mme Rêve 2012 Julien Derouault La nuit des poètes Julien Derouault Marco Polo 2008

Photo Pascal Elliott

Mr & Mrs Dream



Aragon

Photo Pascal Elliott

Marco Polo


Julien Derouault Don Quichotte 2003 Julien Derouault Souviens toi... 2005 Julien Derouault Ivresse 2001

Photo Pascal Elliott

Don Quixote

Photo Pascal Elliott

Souviens toi...

Photo Pascal Elliott

Ivresse



 

Julien Derouault : dancer, performer and choreographer.

In 2013, with Pietragalla, he conceived, choreographed, and danced in a 3D virtual unreality show, Mr & Mrs Dream (Mr & Mme Rêve, co-produced with Dassault Systèmes), inspired by the work of the Eugène Ionesco and his Theatre of the Absurd.

Julien Derouault has a strong track record of working with musicians, including Christophe, Laurent Garnier, and Didier Lockwood. In 2013, he choreographed Emmanuel Moire’s video clip Beau malheur and also choreographed and danced in Judith’s video clip Badaboum.

The pair also created Clowns for the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Paris.

In parallel to his career as a dancer and choreographer, Derouault has been teaching different forms of dance since 2000, including running choreographic workshops and training programmes for schools, people with a disability, young people, and professionals.

With Pietragalla in 2012, he choreographed and produced The Chairs ?, a version of Eugène Ionesco’s play in dance aimed at young people.

In 2010, he conceived Poets’ Night, a musical work choreographed by Pietragalla that blends electro, dance, piano, and the poetry of Louis Aragon.

In 2009, Derouault choreographed Temptation of Eve for Pietragalla, a solo that triumphed at the Palace theatre in Paris in 2011.

In the repertory of the Théâtre du corps, he is a highly accomplished dancer: as the unusual Mr Dream in the duo Mr & Mrs Dream (Mr & Mme Rêve, Grand Rex, 2014), as the charismatic dandy in Poets’ Night, in his incredibly energetic solo in Marco Polo (Beijing Olympics, 2008), as an exceptional Marquis de Sade in Sade, or The Theatre of Madmen (Espace Cardin, 2007), as the machine-man in Human Conditions (Palais des Sports, 2007), and as Pietragalla’s outstanding partner in Souviens-toi… (Mogador Theatre, 2006).

At the instigation of designer Pierre Cardin, Pietragalla and Derouault choreographed and performed two new works: in 2006, Sade, or The Theatre of Madmenand Marco Polo, which world premiered at the Beijing Olympics Cultural Festival in August 2008. In 2006, the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region commissioned a work from Pietragalla and Derouault to commemorate the mining catastrophe of Courrières: Human Conditions.

In 2005, he choreographed and danced with Pietragalla in Souviens-toi… and the two dancers were also invited by the Singapore Ballet to choreograph The Wedding and The Rite of Spring for the Singapore Dance Festival. In 2006, the National Theatre of Belgrade invited the pair to recreate their work Fleurs d’automne.

In 2004, he founded the Théâtre du corps with Marie-Claude Pietragalla.

He created the role of Death in the remarkable dance work Sakountala, which was premiered at the Palais des Congrès in 2002, as well as the title role of Don Quixote (Opéra de Marseille, 2003) and that of Ni Dieu ni maître (Olympia, 2003), an iconic dance based on Léo Ferré’s music and work.

In 1999, he was made soloist of the Ballet National de Marseille under the direction of Marie-Claude Pietragalla. He performed all the leading roles of the company’s repertoire and worked with Claude Brumachon, Richard Wherlock, Rudi van Dantzig, William Forsythe, Rui Horta, ... He became assistant choreographer in 2000, and collaborated on the choreography of works by Marie-Claude Pietragalla.

Julien Derouault began dancing at the Mans Conservatoire then at the CNR in Angers. In 1994, he perfected his skills with Larrio Ekson and Rheda. In 1996, he joined the École Nationale Supérieure de Danse de Marseille and was hired a few months later by the Ballet National de Marseille, then directed by Roland Petit.



The choroegrapher

Julien Derouault  

Since 2000, Marie-Claude Pietragalla and Julien Derouault choreographed:

- 2012 Clowns / for the conservatoire de danse et musique de Paris

- 2012 Mr & Mrs Dream / dance and virtual unreality

- 2012 The Chairs ? / dance revisiting Ionesco master play

- 2012 Poetic variations / on the music of Bach with Pierre Hommage


- 2011 Aragon / Danse - Poetry - Electro - Piano

- 2010 Le Temps brûle / les Diables Verts - poetry of Louis Aragon
- 2009 Temptation of Eve / Marie-Claude Pietragalla legendary solo

- 2008 Marco Polo / Beijing Olympics

- 2007 Sade, theater of madmen

- 2006 Human Conditions

- 2005 Souviens toi ...- Ivresse - Noces - Ryte of springs Work for the Singapore Dance Theatre in the frame of the Singapore Arts Festival

- 2003 Ni Dieu ni maître - Métamorphoses - Don Quixote - staging of Christophe Olympia (victoire de la musique)

- 2002 Illusions d'Éternité

- 2001 Ivresse, solo forJulien Derouault

- 2000 Sakountala - Fleurs d'Automne - Raymonda (3ème acte) - Giselle


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