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Updated: Nov 7, 2023

Juliano Nunes is a young choreographer with a worldwide reputation. We are proud to have him as co-choreographer of our new work VANISHING MÉLODIES – Music by Patrick Watson, to which he will bring his original, modern and luminous touch. Today we offer you an exclusive interview with this remarkable artist, during which we talked about his vision of the work, his profession, and BJM. Enjoy the interview!

What inspires you in your day-to-day creative work?

Everyday has a different meaning, I get surprised by the way that things inspire me but I mostly get inspired when I go for a walk listening to music. Going to a theater allows my brain to coexist with my creative side. I get inspired by nature the magical things that surrounds us.

Is there a piece that you have performed or created that has left a particular mark? In what way?

Not yet and I hope I never happens. I hope to always be present and create what is authentic to my current self, always moving forward is the deal. Growing is the key! If you think too much of a specific moment you will end up always circling back to that moment wishing it would’ve been the same and that means for myself that I would be holding into something that will never come back.

What do you think are the most important qualities of a good choreographer?

We all have different qualities that will complement our art but being kind while creating your work will serve as good for everyone.

How do you feel about co-choreographing VANISHING MÉLODIES? Was this your first time co-choreographing? Any upsides or downsides?

It’s a very exciting opportunity, it’s an unusual form of creating but that’s when it allows us to have a new way of exploring ideas. I love the idea, ups and downs will always be a part of any creative process but that’s what makes the journey honest and fulfilling. Yes, it was my first time.

If you had to describe in 3 words the choreographies you created for the work so far, what would they be?

Cohesive, physical and exploration

How do you approach working with a new group of dancers? How do you get to know them and develop a relationship?

My first move is to learn all their names before I enter the studio. It’s very important to know their names beforehand it shows that you took the first step to get to know them and the rest will always happen naturally.

Were you familiar with Patrick Watson’s work before choreographing to his songs? What about his work inspires you?

No, I wasn’t. I was very inspired by his voice, so honest and pure.

What does it mean to you to choreograph for BJM?

Excitement and I felt proud of myself to get a chance to work with the company.

What are your aspirations for VANISHING MÉLODIES and for your future as a choreographer?

I hope that the audience sees the beauty of our hard work, I don’t really know the future like all of us but I just hope that I would never lose my ground and my authentic self.

As you know, the Company is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Any wishes for BJM for the next 50 years?

I wish BJM all the love and opportunities to keep pushing the boundaries along the way, that the company always attracts people who aren’t afraid to be leaders and revolutionaries.



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