Julien Favreau

Principal, Béjart Ballet Lausanne

 

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Born in La Rochelle (France), Julien Favreau learned classic and contemporary dance in the National Dance School of his town under Colette Milnerfs direction before joining in 1994 the Ecole-Atelier Rudra Béjart in Lausanne.

 

Distinguished by Maurice Béjart after one year in the school, he entered Béjart Ballet Lausanne in august 1995. He took part as corp in several creations such as « Journal 1 & 2 », « Ballet for life »,  and as soloist in « MutationX », « La route de la soie », « Lumière », « Barocco bel canto », « Enfant roi », « Nutcracker », « Ciao Federico ! ».

 

In 2005, he took part as Roméo in « Lfamour, la danse » with excerpt of « Romeo&Juliet »,  and as Zarathoustra in « Zarathoustra, le chant de la danse ». Then « La vie du danseur », and « Le tour du monde en 80 minutes » in 2007, last creation of Béjart.

 

Maurice Béjart gave him important parts of his repertoire among wich the Elected in his « Rite of spring », Freddie in « Ballet for life », the Detective in « Le Concours », Zarastro in « Magic flute », « Serait-ce la mort ? », « Ce que lfamour me dit » and many pas de deux as « Bahkti », « Le Teck », « Danses Grecques », « Le Marteau sans Maître » c

 

He worked also as soloist on Gil Romanfs creations (in 2005 and 2008) and with young choreographers Sthan Kabar-Louët (in 2004, 2005 and 2010) and Andonis Foniadakis (in 1996).

 

Favreau took part in 2006 to the Moisseiev Gala in Moscow, in 2007 to The Giants of Dance in Mexico City, and Gianni Versace Homage in Milano Scala. He received the prize « Etoile 2006 » at the international gala Les Etoiles de Ballet 2000 in Cannes.

In 2008, the gala « Les Etoiles du XXIe siècle » in Paris, was a new opportunity for demonstrating his skill and talent.

In 2009, he joined « Roberto Bolle & Friends Tour 2009 » in Italy and was invited by Irina Dvorovenko to take part in « Sun Tuscan Festival ».

In 2010 at Paris Opéra Palais Garnier, he performed « Sonate à 3 » and « Marteau sans Maître » from Béjart with Béjart Ballet Lausanne.

 

He also gave a relevant contribution to magazines and films. Among wich a documentary entitled « Julien Favreau expecting Zarathoustra ».