Classes with Julien Derradj

Monday, November 16th to Thursday, February 19th 2020, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

$7 / class for those eligible for the reduced rate*
$20 / class full rate


Release technique and Floorwork

Julien Derradj will offer a class composed of various excercises related to Floorwork and Release technique. The exercises will be followed by a period of structured improvisation, and will then move toward experimenting with a combination of techniques mixing dexterity and abandon.


Julien Derradj – Biography

Julien Derradj began his performing career in 2014 with the Compagnie au Fait in Lyon. The following year, he begins studies at l’école supérieure du Centre National de Danse Contemporaine d’Angers, where he performs in choreographies from the repertoire of Trisha Brown, Alwin Nikolaïs, Merce Cunningham, and Maurice Béjart, as well as in original creations from guest choreographers. He receives his diploma in 2017, and moves to Quebec, where he pursues his choreographic research in the Master’s program in dance at the Université du Québec à Montréal, and by regularly participating in workshops. At the same time, he gains considerable experience teaching dance at many schools in Montreal and in the Eastern Townships.

He has performed in different projects such as Achievement of falling by Snövit Hedstierna, Manisfest (oh) by James O’Hara, and Entrelacement by Geneviève Gagné. In 2019, Julien collaborates with Compagnie Virginie Brunelle, to reprise a role in her production Les corps avalés, and participates in Louis-Jean Cormier’s video clip, 100 mètres haie. In 2020, he joins the Sursaut Dance Company as a dancer in the production Echos. He also collaborates with Compagnie de danse Axile, in the creation and performance of the solo L’interprète de bonheur. As a choreographer, Julien has been presenting his own creations as well as those of Compagnie Le Rorqual, of which he is a co-founding member.


*For more information, please contact us at (819) 822-8912 or at info@sursaut.ca