Julien Brun

Scenic Artist Geneva, Berlin, Montreal, ...

Creation, design and production for Theater / Dance / Opera / Circus / Music / Events / Temporary architecture / Multidisciplinary arts

Julien Brun is a multi-tooled scenic artist, working on set & lighting design, as well as on stage directing and temporary architecture. He has always been interested in the melting of scenic modes of expression and in the creation of new works in the contemporary arts.

Having been training and performing for a long time as a circus artist in Switzerland and Russia, he discovered himself a strong attraction to the scenic creation. Thus he begins in 2004 to design lighting for several shows, concerts and theater plays. Parallel, he creates and directs the Monniati Festival (from 2004 to 2008), a festival of multidisciplinary arts in Geneva and works as an artistic consultant for several cultural events in Switzerland.

In 2007, he joined the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Berlin’s Opera), as an assistant director. He participated to the creation of the new productions of the season. It is also there that he directed his first professional staging, creating Kosmos 20, a show of the Opera’s experimental series.

Subsequently, Julien Brun decided to perfect his knowledge of the stage and theater in following the formation of Production at the National Theatre School of Canada, from 2007 to 2010. This school has provided him an important technical and artistic background.

Julien Brun is now continuing his work of research and exploration of various modes of artistic expression, particularly of set & lighting design, stage directing and temporary architecture; in creating works with his own company insanë; in working for several cultural events; in teaching to theatre students; and in working in collaboration with many directors, choreographers and designers across Europe and North America.


Creation and design for :
insanë (Québec and Switzerland), Mimi Jeong (Germany and South Korea), Cie Ici Bas (Switzerland), Gilles Rico (France), Opéra Comique (Paris), Musée d’Orsay (Paris), Emile Pineault (Québec), Cie Entre Nous (France), steptext (Germany), Milla Koistinen (Germany), Opéra de Montréal, Festival d’Opéra de Québec, Anna Huber (Switzerland), Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bruno Ravella (London), Society for Arts and Technology (Montreal), Mamela Nyamza (South Africa), among others.

Teaching at :
Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique (Paris), Folkwang University (Essen), Lieu Multiple (Poitiers), National Theatre School of Canada (Montreal), Mapping Festival (Genève), Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Poitiers, Society for Arts and Technology (Montreal), University of Rennes, École Européenne Supérieur de l’Image (Angoulême), among others.

Cultural events :
Festival CULLY CLASSIQUE (Switzerland), Le Monniati Festival (Geneva), International Butoh Festival (Kuala Lumpur), among others.



(Photos: José Ilo & Sven Hagolani)