Personal Poetics, From Rapture to Transformation: Artist Talk with Julian Barnett

A performance/lecture by Julian Barnett, highlighting his most recent professional work, shedding light on multicultural processes and contexts, and examining the role vulnerability has played in his choreographic life. Co-sponsored with UVM Special Collections.

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The Dance Program at The University of Vermont provides the opportunity to develop and expand technical, creative, and theoretical dance knowledge and facilitates rich and meaningful interaction between students, faculty, guest, and community artists. The heart of the program lies in the practice and theory of modern/contemporary dance, but multiple styles and approaches are offered, including African dance, ballet, Brazilian dance, Capoeira, composition, hip hop, improvisation, site performance, somatics, and more. The Dance Program is part of the Department of Theatre and Dance, and enjoys a close working relationship with the Department of Music as well. UVM Dance offers multiple performances, master classes, and workshops throughout the academic year, often in partnership with the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.

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Julian Barnett is a performer, choreographer, educator, and arts advocate. He creates performances that examine the social-political possibilities for transformation and empathy, through the lenses of philosophy, musicology, science, and the supernatural. Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in Northern California, Julian has lived and worked in New York (as well as the Netherlands and Germany) for the past 18 years and continues to keep a strong connection there. He is thrilled to be in Burlington, joining the faculty at the University of Vermont's Dance Program and interacting with the community of artists. Prior to UVM, Julian was on faculty at Middlebury College, and has also taught at Princeton, NYU Tisch, Juilliard, CalArts, and other contexts. As a student, Julian earned his BFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and his MFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Julian's life in dance has been guided by the strong mentorship from choreographers he has had the privilege of working with including, Steve Paxton, Jeanine Durning, Wally Cardona, Larry Keigwin, Lar Lubovitch, Kota Yamazaki, Johannes Wieland, and others.


March 4, 2020
5:30–7:00 PM


Free and open to the public


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Published February 24, 2020