Julie Beauvais is an artist, choreographer, director and curator based in Switzerland. Her body of work ranges from opera and
choreographic works, to architectural interventions, video works and performative installations. Her art is driven by her interests in embodied experience, expanded consciousness and elevation
and has been performed and exhibited internationally since 2001.
In 2020, she becomes director and curator of Zurich based SONIC MATTER_openlab and platform for experimental music.
After graduating from Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, Beauvais co-founds several companies in the United States, in Switzerland and in Denmark. For seven years, she researches transnationally, exploring forms of epic theatre in diverse political contexts.
The work leads to long term collaborations with Brazilian, Mongolian and Nicaraguan companies.
In 2006, Beauvais starts directing operas and focusing on contemporary and experimental music. She creates a platform for her research by founding BadNewsFromTheStars*, a transterritorial and transdisciplinary laboratory for innovative convergences of sonic explorations, scientific researches and environmental studies. With her collaborators, Beauvais explores new perspectives on international cooperation for sustainable development in a context
of emerging challenges and shifting paradigms. The approach tuned to 'multispecies becoming with' combines deep listening practices, sound art, music, conscious movement and scientific observations.
Invited to share her research, she is regularly engaged by educational institutions including HEMU - Haute Ecole de Musique, ZHdK - Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Basel Academy of Music, EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, International Theatre School of the Russian Federation in Moscow, Arthaus.Berlin International Training and Research Center, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore.
Recently, Beauvais choreographed and directed, with artist Horace Lundd, ORLANDO coproduced by La Bâtie-Festival de Genève, performed in, among other, Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires, Santiago a Mil Festival, Mostra Internacional de Teatro de São Paulo and the European biennial Manifesta13 in Marseille.
Julie is currently directing and curating SONIC MATTER_openlab: The Witness, a three-year long multispecies site-specific collaborative research with humans and more-than-humans in Europe, North America, South America (2021) Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia (2022), East Asia, Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa (2023).