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 in March 2009
Leader on stage, Julien Derouault is a flamboyant dancer, unstoppable Marco Polo.
Le Monde March 2009
Since the legendary Nureyev, one had rarely seen such an ability to combine strength and lightness ...
Classica March 2009
• 2012 Clowns
• 2012 Mr & Mrs Dream
• 2012 The Chairs ?
• 2012 Poétique Variations
• 2011 Poets'Night
• 2010 Green Devils
• 2009 Temptation of Eve – staging of Cartouche one-man show at La Cigale
• 2008 Marco Polo, created in Beijing for the Olympic Games
• 2007 Sade , theater of madmen
• 2006 Human Conditions
• 2005 Souviens toi ... - Ivresse - Noces - The Rite of Spring new work for the Singapore Dance Theatre as part of the Singapore Arts Festival
• 2003 No Master No God - Metamorphosis - Don Quixote
Julien Derouault starts dance professionally in 1994 at the Conservatory of Le Mans and Angers. He attempts Larrio Ekson and Rheda workshops to perfect his skills. In 1996 he enters the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Danse de Marseille and joins a few months later the Ballet National de Marseille directed by Roland Petit.
In 1999 he is made soloist under the direction of Marie-Claude Pietragalla. He performs all the leading roles of the repertoire and works with Claude Brumachon, Richard Wherlock, Rudi van Dantzig, William Forsythe, Rui Horta, ...
He created the role of "Death" in the super production Sakuntala presented in 2002 at the Palais des Congres of Paris,he also performed the leading role of Don Quixote (2003) and No Master No God(2003), an emblematic work on Léo Ferré.
In the choreographies of the Théâtre du corps, he is a highly accomplished dancer, and acclaimed partner in the duo Souviens toi... (Mogador Theatre in 2006) or the exceptional Marquis de Sade in Sade, the theatre of madmen (2007), and a soloist with an incredible energy in Marco Polo.
Julien Derouault sings Aragon's poetry
In 2010 Julien Derouault founds the Green Devils, a musical quartet combining Jazz, Electro, Poetry and Dance.
He sings and dances the verses of the poet Aragon.
The choreographer and his repertoire
Julien Derouault has been working with Marie-Claude Pietragalla on new choreographic work since 2000; he then became associated choreographer in 2004, as they founded the Théâtre du corps, a space of choreographic research on the theatre of the body.
Julien Derouault at work
Through his work, Julien Derouault restores to the body its own language. Dance far from simply being an intellectual and analytic object, is also the art of the sensible.
In his choreographies movement becomes vector of instinct, dreams and imagination : (Souviens toi ..., Human Conditions, Sade, theatre of madmen, Marco Polo).