First a drop of water falling, then the sound of footsteps approaching, and it all begins! Amidst rumbling and whistling sounds, a character bursts on the scene who seems to be a mix between Buster Ke... More
First a drop of water falling, then the sound of footsteps approaching, and it all begins!
Amidst rumbling and whistling sounds, a character bursts on the scene who seems to be a mix between Buster Keaton and Pinocchio who grew up too fast! Gentle and naïve, with his trousers that are too short and his funny hat, Julien begins to sweep off the stage when he discovers that he is being observed…
No stage set, no special effects, no props are necessary - if he needs something, he will invent it!
Julien Cottereau brings alive a world of monsters and princesses, of tenderness and emotion with simplicity and grace. A poetic show for all ages which celebrates the joy and wonder of being a child. Julien Cottereau’s Imagine-Toi brings out the child us in us all!
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Julien Cottereau performed for 11 years with the world renowned Cirque du Soleil, touring the world as solo clown with Saltimbanco. IMAGINE-TOI his "Mime- clown show" won the prestigious Moliere awar... Suite
Julien Cottereau performed for 11 years with the world renowned Cirque du Soleil, touring the world as solo clown with Saltimbanco. IMAGINE-TOI his "Mime- clown show" won the prestigious Moliere award for Best New Performer in 2007.
Theatre work includes Les Rustres by Goldoni, The Passage by Véronique Olmi, La Demande en Mariage by Anton Tcheckov or Les manuscrits du déluge by Michel-Marc Bouchard.
On film Mr. Cottereau's work has been seen in Eternelles (lnterpretation prize, European Film Festival of Brest); Bonjour Adieu (a self directed short) ; Haut-Jes-cœurs (Special mention for the acting ensemble of the film, 26th Flanders International Film Festival, Ghent, October 99); Les filles ne Savent pas Nager ; Au plus près du Paradis ; Filles Uniques ; Back Saon (Grand Prix au Festival de Séville 2008 and Prix Variety Piazza Grande au Festival de Locarno 2008) and lately Il Ga/ambre presented at the last Rotterdam film festival.
Partial listing of his television credits include 17, Rue des Moulins, Paranoia, Les Rencontres de Joelle and Le Rosier de Madame Husson.
He has taught extensively giving workshops around the world. Notably he taught and performed in Gaza and Jerusalem East for refugee Palestinian children and served as Artistic Director and Clown for a tour in Afghanistan for the children in the streets , with Clowns-without-borders. Additionally he served as Co-Artistic Director and clown for a tour around Sudan for refugee children in Congo-Brazzaville for the children of Pointe-Noire and recently in Moldavia for the orphans in and around Chisinau. He is a graduate of the National □rama School, Rue Blanche, Paris. He is actually touring the world with his second solo, LUNE AIR and will perform "the Prince" in winter 2015 on the adaptation by Slava Polunin of Ginderella in the Circus State Theater of St-Petersburg.