About Juliette Villemin
Juliette Villemin is a choreographer and dance teacher.
Her works are appreciated as profound and truthful investigations of the human body and the expressions of its nature. Juliette Villemin digs into the substance and searches within it for poetic forms, for metaphors in moving images.
Since 2013, Juliette Villemin has developed her choreographies from joint research with the respective production team.
Juliette Villemin was trained in classical ballet in Bilbao (Spain) and received her Master of Arts (MA) in contemporary dance education at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt a.M. in 2010 under the direction of Prof. Kurt Koegel and Prof. Dieter Heitkamp. Teachers who continue to influence her are Trude Cone, Heinrich Goehle, Lance Gries, Julyen Hamilton, Dr. Götz Lehle, Katharina Rustler, Joao da Silva, Dr. Wolfgang Steinmüller and Gabriele Wittmann.
She was a soloist at the Hessisches Staatstheater in Wiesbaden and in the Euskadi Ballet (Ballet de Euskadi, Bilbao), among others. As a freelance dancer she has worked with Dr. Katja Erdmann-Rajski, Izik Galili, Beate Horn, Nina Kurzeja, Malaika Kusumi, Alexandra Rauh, Marco Santi.
In 2005 she developed her first solo piece. Further works and choreographies have been shown at many festivals in Stuttgart, Leipzig, Gießen, Mannheim, Wiesbaden, Dessau, Berlin and Tenerife/Spain (see below for details).
Since 2003, she has been teaching regularly at various dance institutions and universities in Germany and abroad and directs projects in the field of cultural education. She is also an active creative member of the Produktionszentrum Tanz+Performance e.V. Stuttgart.
Past projects and choreographies (excerpt):
In June 2017, her production "Synchronicity" had its premiere in the FiTZ Stuttgart and was also celebrated by the audience and the press at the Mannheim Festival Freier Tanz im Delta. Her dance piece "Asunción" premiered at the Festival Dentro y Fuera in Tenerife, Spain in December 2015. In June 2014, her artistic research "Monte Verità - Raumdeutungen" - a TANZFONDS ERBE project funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation - premiered at the Heusteigtheater in Stuttgart and was also presented at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and at the Bauhaus Dessau. The piece "Sphären" was performed in 2013 at Tanzlokal - Tanzfest Stuttgart and at the Theater Felina-Areal in Mannheim.
The full-length piece "Moebius" about the draughtsman F. Escher and the composer J.S. Bach, has been performed since 2011 in Stuttgart and Mannheim, at various festivals and in galleries and theatres. Her first solo work "bestselbstseller/ all-ein" was presented in 2005 at the euro-scene Leipzig. Festival of Contemporary European Theatre and Dance and was nominated for Best German Dance Solo.
Sponsors and cooperations (excerpt):
Juliette Villemin's productions have been funded by the Stuttgart Cultural Office, the Landesverband Freie Tanz- und Theaterschaffende BW (LaFT BW), the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts BW, the Stiftung Landesbank BW (LBBW) and the Federal Cultural Foundation through the TANZFONDS ERBE funding fund. There have been collaborations with the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, the Stuttgart Dance and Performance Production Centre and the Stuttgart Centre for Figure Theatre (FiTZ!), among others.