Purgatorio is a solo for a male dancer – Daniele Delvecchio. A project to approach the divine and the spiritual through dance and religious music such as St John Passion of Johan Sebastian Bach.
A research of movements with the dancer to indicate a dialog with a spirit (person passed away). It will be an introspection of a human missing the beloved one, gone. It is as well, a state of mind when you go through contact with the spiritual and the devine to feel the presence of this missing person, and the struggle to live feeling alone.
Julien Guérin began his dance studies at the La Rochelle Conservatory in France at the age of 9 and completed his training at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.
After he was graduated with the State Degree as a Ballet Teacher from Centre National de la Danse de Paris in 2005, Julien joined the English National Ballet. In 2006, he performed with the Ballet of the National Opera of Bordeaux and the Scottish Ballet before joining Les Ballets de Monte Carlo from 2007 until 2019.
As a choreographer, Julien has created his first piece “Suite de danse en Concerto" when he was a student at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. Over the last eight years he was commissioned for the Académie Princesse Grace in Monaco, the Beijing Dance Academy in China, the Cannes Jeune Ballet Rosella Hightower for the festival " le Printemps des Arts" and Les Ballets de Monte Carlo in several showcases promoting choreography. In 2013, he was nominated as a Protégé for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. In 2014 Julien was a recipient of the New York Choreographic Institute (affiliate of New York City Ballet) where he created "Beaudelaireans Souls" in association with the Composer Gity Razaaz for the music perfomed with the musicians of Julliard School.
In January 2018, he was selected in the 6 finalists among more than 40 applicants all over Europe of the Emergent Choreographers Contest held at the Opera National de Bordeaux. In May 2018, he conceived a new piece “Les labilités amoureuses” created for the Contest, awarded by the "Fondation de la danse" and receiving the Audience Award after the performance. In October 2019, he created a world premiere “Demons & Merveilles” for the Ballet Opera de Nice (Eric Vu An). In December 2019, he created “Scaramouche” for the Ballet de l’Opéra Grand Avignon with the Avignon-Provence Orchestra. Now he's creating a new ballet with all the students at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.